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Old 06-08-2005, 05:43 AM   #1
Registered: May 2005
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problem installingNvidia driver..

Well ive typed in the 'sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86blahblah blah cmd' into the shell and that all worked perfectly, however when it opens it ses 'you apear to be running an X server, please refer to readme blah blah'

I followed a tut awhile ago on setting up a server (only got half way through however :P ) so thats obvuiously the problem

Anyway, it tells me to turn off/kill/exit (whatever) the X server, how do i do that?
Old 06-08-2005, 05:54 AM   #2
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First, if you are using Ubuntu as your profile says, there's a much, much easier way to install nvidia drivers. Read this:

Now, if you are not using Ubuntu, you will really need to kill the xserver, completely. Fire up a virtual console (press CTRL + Alt + F3), login as root and type:

telinit 3

Go ahead and install the driver. When done, you will need to edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Find a line similar to this:

Section "Device"
    	Driver		"nv"
And substitute your "nv" (or whatever it is there) by "nvidia". Type "startx" or "telinit 5". That's it.



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