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Old 02-13-2004, 12:22 AM   #1
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Steps before installing Geforce driver?

Hi, I am trying to install a graphics driver for my Geforce 3 card but the readme tells me I have to take a few steps before I start. The last time I tried I went so far wrong I ended up having the install the OS, please help.
The steps I want to follow are below:

1.Before beginning the driver installation, you should exit the X server. How?

2.You should set your default run level so you will boot to a
vga console and not boot directly into X. How?

3.After installing the driver you must edit your XF86Config file before
the newly installed driver will be used. How?

If you could help me with any of these steps I would seriously appriciate it cause Im trying to learn to use this OS properly. Thanks.
Old 02-13-2004, 01:06 AM   #2
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OK, I did the hard part, you need to read up on how to do certain thru these threads and note down everything that you think is important for what you want to do.......
1. read first
2. take notes and list each step on how you need to
accomplish you goals.
3. do a dry run....test run if you will........
look for complications that others had and how they fixed the
problem.....right down what they did in case you have same problem!!
4. Do it!...........
5. post back on your Success, only way to learn is to read up and do it.


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