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Old 01-22-2006, 06:40 AM   #1
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Stopping all x sessions


Hi,
I'm using Mandriva 2006 and have resently upgraded alot of hardware. I have a new graphics card, a GeForce 6 Series 6600v+ 256MB/DDR2.

I have been to the web site and downloaded the linux drivers for this and tried to install them, however it tells me there is a x session running and I must end it before I can continue to install.

I thought this would be easy enought and went t logout, end currect ession and then tried to start a console login, however nothing seems to happen.

How can I end all my x sessions and get to the command line login to be able to install the drivers?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-22-2006, 07:48 AM   #2
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You need to login as root in the command line and run "init 3". You will be dropped to text mode and you may need to login again as root to install the drivers. To get back to gui mode once you have installed the drivers and configured your xorg.conf file, do "init 5".
 
Old 01-22-2006, 09:16 AM   #3
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Hi, That worked perfectly! Thank you!

However I still haven't been able to get the driver to install but it gets further. The instalation of the drivers builds a kernel module but then gives me an error message sdaying I need to have the source installed. I have tried to install f few kernel sources from the insall software option in kde, but there a quite a few listed. How do I know which one i need, as the ones I have tried so far have not worked?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-22-2006, 09:50 AM   #4
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Run "uname -a", you will get some jargon printed to the screen including the kernel you are currently running. Install the kernel source for that version of the kernel. If the kernel source available in the urpmi repos is newer than your kernel, then search for kernel and install the new kernel and source together, reboot and then install the nvidia drivers.
 
Old 01-22-2006, 10:50 AM   #5
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Hey installed the correct source, installed the drivers, everything is working perfectly!!!

Happy Times!

Thank you very much!
 
  


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