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Old 11-08-2003, 03:01 PM   #16
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Okay - You are definitely in graphical mode.

The first thing we need to try is getting you into a command line at startup - Don't worry we'll boot you into graphical mode once we're done. But there are a few things you need to write down now.

When you boot in runlevel 3 or into CLI (command line) you need to type your username <Press Enter> then you need to type your password <And press Enter>

Once you've done that you're in the CLI

To get out of CLI and back into the safety of X11 - Your graphical desktop all you need to do is type:

startx <And press Enter>

Got that?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:05 PM   #17
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I am on the desk-top, where you can see your real-estate.

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Or is it all black...where all you can do is typing letters?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:09 PM   #18
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Does this what you've written below mean that I have to reboot to get to the command line mode?

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Okay - You are definitely in graphical mode.

The first thing we need to try is getting you into a command line at startup - Don't worry we'll boot you into graphical mode once we're done. But there are a few things you need to write down now.

When you boot in runlevel 3 or into CLI (command line) you need to type your username <Press Enter> then you need to type your password <And press Enter>

Once you've done that you're in the CLI

To get out of CLI and back into the safety of X11 - Your graphical desktop all you need to do is type:

startx <And press Enter>

Got that?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:13 PM   #19
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No it just explains how the boot will work once we have changed your runlevel settings...

We still have some way to go but if you pay very careful attention to my explanation you ought to be fine...

Just remember that you type startx <And press Enter> to get the graphical desktop back once you're in the command line...

Are you ready to proceed?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:15 PM   #20
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I have yet to extract my file or unzip it. I don't know how to do that.

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Does this what you've written below mean that I have to reboot to get to the command line mode?

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Old 11-08-2003, 03:16 PM   #21
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Yes I am ready to proceed captian...

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No it just explains how the boot will work once we have changed your runlevel settings...

We still have some way to go but if you pay very careful attention to my explanation you ought to be fine...

Just remember that you type startx <And press Enter> to get the graphical desktop back once you're in the command line...

Are you ready to proceed?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:19 PM   #22
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We'll get to the extraction process soon enough! We need to make sure you know how to get back into your desktop before we install your driver as you most probably need to run the installation process in a clean command line.

BTW - Is the NVidia card already installed in the machine and does it boot properly?
What machine are you using to post into this thread with?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:21 PM   #23
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When I right click the package

You know when I right click the package on my desk-top, there is nothing there that says to extract it. All it says is open with, cut, copy etc.

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Yes I am ready to proceed captian...

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copy...
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:24 PM   #24
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Yes the nvidia card is installed in that PC, I am using an AMD processor on the PC I am typing to you on. Both machines have Linux and windows on it.

I'm ready.

Yes it boots properly, as in a triple boot system. I have 3 operating systems running off both PC's.

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We'll get to the extraction process soon enough! We need to make sure you know how to get back into your desktop before we install your driver as you most probably need to run the installation process in a clean command line.

BTW - Is the NVidia card already installed in the machine and does it boot properly?
What machine are you using to post into this thread with?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:25 PM   #25
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Don't start clicking on anything!!!

The installation process has to be done via the command line! - I will explain how to change your startup to enter the command line but once you proceed you are on your own ... that is unless you are dual booting (i.e. able to use more than one operating system on the same machine)

This is why I need you to answer the following questions:

1) Is the NVidia card already installed in the machine and does it boot properly?

2) What machine are you using to post into this thread with?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:28 PM   #26
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Additional Question:

3) Are both machines able to get onto the internet or is it only the one you are installing the NVidia driver to?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:29 PM   #27
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Yes nvidia chip is in that video card and it appears to boot properly. When I say it appears to boot, means that the graphics work and look great when I use the PC. Does that make sense?

I am using a different PC to post to you.

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Don't start clicking on anything!!!

The installation process has to be done via the command line! - I will explain how to change your startup to enter the command line but once you proceed you are on your own ... that is unless you are dual booting (i.e. able to use more than one operating system on the same machine)

This is why I need you to answer the following questions:

1) Is the NVidia card already installed in the machine and does it boot properly?

2) What machine are you using to post into this thread with?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:30 PM   #28
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both machines are able to get onto the internet via dial-up modem.

I am not on DSL.

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3) Are both machines able to get onto the internet or is it only the one you are installing the NVidia driver to?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:36 PM   #29
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Are you still with me?

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both machines are able to get onto the internet via dial-up modem.

I am not on DSL.

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Old 11-08-2003, 03:38 PM   #30
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Yup - still here - Hang on need to do a little typing for you
 
  


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