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webwolf70 01-16-2005 06:53 PM

Run Level 3
I need to install drivers for my nvidia card. I can't do it unless I am running the system in run level 3. Problems is the boot menu(lilo) only gives me the option for run level 1 and 5 not three. What do I need to do so it boots in run level 3. Mandrake 10.1 Official and KDE.



jailbait 01-16-2005 07:02 PM

"What do I need to do so it boots in run level 3."

You can change the default run level. Log in as root. Edit /etc/inittab to change:

Then reboot. After you have your drivers installed then change the default run level back to 5.

Steve Stites

webwolf70 01-16-2005 08:28 PM

Thank you. Worked perfectly.


reddazz 01-17-2005 02:10 AM

Next time you need to temporarily change runlevels e.g. to install Nvidia drivers just type "init 3" in a console as root. Once you have finished, to get back into runlevel 5 just do "init 5" as root. No need to edit anything.

webwolf70 01-17-2005 10:16 AM



sgrayban 01-17-2005 10:41 PM

or hit the ESC key at the boot menu and type 'linux init 3'

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