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Old 10-11-2003, 10:44 AM   #1
Thatoneguy
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Exit X-Server to install a driver in Red Hat 9?


I'm a semi-n00b...

I am needing to install the Nvidia drivers on my Linux box but am having trouble getting out of X.

When I run sh NVIDIA* from the root console, it starts up and then says that XServer is running and to close it before continuing. I tried Ctrl-Alt-Backspace but in RH9 all that does is take you back to the login screen.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance...
 
Old 10-11-2003, 11:41 AM   #2
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I advise you to make the following: switch runlevev in /etc/inittab from 5 to 3, reboot system, install driver, and edit inittab againg to boot in 5 runlevel. I've done it in such way.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 11:47 AM   #3
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Nice... thanks for the tip! I'll let you know if I have any trouble!
 
Old 10-11-2003, 12:34 PM   #4
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Otherwise you just logout
X Menu >> Logout/shutdown >> logout

You are now effectively "not in X"
 
Old 10-11-2003, 02:50 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by mossy
Otherwise you just logout
X Menu >> Logout/shutdown >> logout

You are now effectively "not in X"
Except for the fact that at that point you are simply at the graphical login screen.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 02:53 PM   #6
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Oh. ok [ I never set graphical mode for this X crash reasons] I getcha.

there should be a nice little button to click on somewhere off the X menu to allow you to boot to command line by default. This is recommended in case you ever need to recover X.

I cannot remember the exact location [sorry] I I have seen it a few times in Gnome.
 
  


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