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Old 01-19-2005, 07:59 AM   #46
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That's simple.. just edit /etc/inittab. Simply use what i wrote earlier, except you'll want to delete the 3 and insert a 5 (it was the other way around at first).

here i'll just paste it in so you don't have to search back for the post

# vi /etc/inittab
You'll look at the top of the file for this
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by Mandrakelinux are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
Make that 3 (or whatever you have) into a 5, by pressing the following keys after you put the cursor over that number:

Now just reboot the computer ("shutdown -r now") and it should work.

You've just become less of a because you now know how to install a (nvidia) video card driver! (though calling you a newbie would imply that i am not one, but i am - i'm still learning like everyone else )

Last edited by student04; 01-19-2005 at 08:06 AM.
Old 01-19-2005, 10:17 AM   #47
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But yet you were still able to walk me through everything, thank you again Alex! checking out!


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