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Kevinito 02-22-04 04:08 PM

Command Line on SuSe
 
I am currently running Suse Linux version 8.2 and I am having trouble installing the graphics drivers for my GeForce 2 GTS. I login via super user and type sh NVIDIA . . . and the executable says to shut down X. I guess the question is this . . . how do I boot up Linux just in command line without the nice gui?

Many thanks for your response,

Kevin

andyrock 02-22-04 04:50 PM

you may boot with "linux 3" at lilo prompt, or boot as usual, logout X and do as root:

/etc/rc.d/xdm stop

now you can install your driver ;-)

SuLinUX 02-22-04 09:05 PM

All you do is Ctrl, Alt, F3, login as root, type init 3, login as root then do it. After you finished just type init 5 and you will be at the GUI login screen.

You should only need to reboot only if you install a new kernel.

Kevinito 02-23-04 08:00 PM

SuLinUX and AndyRock,

I have attempted both of your suggestions and the SuSE command prompt does not recognize init 3. It nags back "command not found", or something of that nature. I even tried /etc/rc.d/xdm stop and it says program or command not found. I do appreciate the prompt replies, but to no avail.

Many thanks!

Kevin

SuLinUX 02-24-04 03:40 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Kevinito
SuLinUX and AndyRock,

I have attempted both of your suggestions and the SuSE command prompt does not recognize init 3. It nags back "command not found", or something of that nature. I even tried /etc/rc.d/xdm stop and it says program or command not found. I do appreciate the prompt replies, but to no avail.

Many thanks!

Kevin

Are you typing init 3 as root because I find it hard to believe that it's not working.

Kevinito 02-24-04 05:50 AM

This is exactly what I do. I turn on the computer, X is loaded. I then press ctrl, alt, f3 and it gets me to the command line. I then type su -p and type the superuser password. I then type init 3 and it says "Command not found" or something of that nature. Thanks for the assistance!

-Kevin

zander 02-24-04 05:57 AM

Try it with /sbin/init 3 instead; you might also find this document helpful: ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/sup...nstaller-HOWTO.

SuLinUX 02-24-04 06:39 AM

Whats with the su -p option?, it's just root and then password. you should only use the su command when your user.


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