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Old 01-25-2007, 09:28 PM   #1
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Single user or multi-user mode?

During installations of software, patches, ect., which is best to do it all under as (title)? I would think it would be a good idea to install your video card during a single user mode session. I have kernel 2.4.31, stock, and I'm about to recompile really for my first time to 2.4.34, I believe most stable and best version of 2.4, and I'd like to know whether I can do all of this at my desktop while using the konsole and alt-tabbing to this web browser?

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You can certainly compile a kernel while xserver is up and running KDE ... or anytime and anyplace really.

As for installing a video card ... I suppose you mean installing drivers for the card ? The ATI drivers ? If so, then yes also. AFAIK the ATI drivers still use a GUI interface to install the drivers.
Old 01-25-2007, 10:20 PM   #3
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There aren't any problems with recompiling the kernel with X on, you can actually configure the kernel with a graphical interface (read the slackbook, good stuff).
Problems shouldn't arise until you try to use the new kernel (that is, if you messed up something).
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When installing nvidia drivers you must close X and rmmod nvidia (if it's an update). Sometimes the nvidia installer still complains of kernel module in use and you have to restart in init 4.


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