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Old 09-02-04, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default Linux X server

Hi everyone, i have such a big problem
i am trying to install LINUX drivers under Suse 9.1 LINUX and there it is writing a error to me.

ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before
installing. For further details, please see the section INSTALLING
THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the README available on the Linux driver
download page at www.nvidia.com.

I dont know what to do. PLS help.


I am sorry i think i have resolved my problem.
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Old 09-02-04, 06:15 PM   #2
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Start the computer in "single user mode" and then run the installer. You can do this by editing the startup config in GRUB (the bootloader) to have "single" or "1" at the end of the kernel loading line. You can also try switching to a different virtual console (CTRL+ALT+F1 ... CTRL+ALT+F8), logging in, and typing "gdm-stop" to close X after it's already started. On some distros CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE will also close X.
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Old 09-03-04, 11:09 AM   #3
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Or try killing xdm with "killall xdm" (as root) and see if that sends you to the console. If it does, you can run the installer there. Afterwards you can just type "xdm" to get X running again.

Various distrubutions have a lot of different ways of starting X (and automatically restarting it) so this method may not work.
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Old 09-20-04, 10:52 AM   #4
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Default Unable to install 1.0.6111 drivers for fx 5700 tdh 256 mb

I am unable to install the 1.0.6111 drivers. I have not used yast to update as yet, as i am wanting to get the video drivers installed properly and proceed to the updates then.

My system is a gigabyte 8ipe1000 mobo running an intel 3.0gig cpu with 512mb ram
FX 5700 tdh 256mb card, running suse pro 9.1

I do not know how to get into an x free console and then into root to do the install, i am a new user to linux and I have been trying to get this to work for over 2 weeks now. I have ben using

I have been booting into the kde desktop then into the console mode and then into the root console.

There I have been doing ctrl- alt- backspace to exit the x server and then have input my user name and user pass then hit ok. the system boot into a console and I then type su root I am asked for a root pass, I give it and I then i cd / enter then cd tmp where the nvidia drivers are kept and then I type sh nvidia-linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run, and there the error msg says no such file or directory. I am about fed u0p with linux and primarily my ignorance!!!!!!!

1. Could someone please explain where I am going wrong????? 2. What commands am I not performing properly please or what am I missing.

I have tried all the suggestionn from this thread and still no success

I have searched these forums for solutions and could not find one to assist me

I am very frustrated now could someone please help me??????

Many thanks in advance
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Default Re: Linux X server

Mind me, but does nvidia-linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run exist in the current directory ?
Type in 'ls nvidia-linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run' to check if it is. If nothing appears, the file is not in the current directory. But if it is, then to run it I'd recommend to chmod it and run it like that :

chmod 0755 nvidia-linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run

needless to say you need to be root to run it.
The full process would be :
1- log in as root
2- as root, type :
/sbin/telinit 3
3- the X server exits, and the console mode appears,
4- if you've been logged out, log in as root again, in the console obviously,
5- go to the folder where nvidia-linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run is located
6- as root, type :
chmod 0755 nvidia-linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run
7- to install the package, type :
8- follow the steps, and when the driver is installed, type this to return to graphical mode :
/sbin/telinit 5
9- you're done. check it with programs like glxgears or glinfo.

This should work on all distributions I've heard of.

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Old 09-20-04, 06:31 PM   #6
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Thanks Vincent

I look forward to trying this solution, and for a swift reply too

Many thanks
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