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Old 04-02-03, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default Getting Red Hat 8 to not boot directly to X

Greetings all! I have a quick question. I am about to install the driver but I am reading the readme and it says that "You should set your default run level so you will boot to a vga console and not boot directly into X"

I have Red Hat 8. How do I change this? Thanks a billion!

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Old 04-02-03, 09:49 PM   #2
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edit /etc/inittab

change from runmode 5 to runmode 3

It's right at the top of that file.
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Thx. I really appreciate it. Now all I have to do is figure out how to install the kernal source rpm since I have red hat :-).

BTW, I don't know if we're reading the same readme. The one I have printed out mentions the /etc/inittab file but not which setting to change. This probably was a simple question but I'm a raw N00b. I apologize for the inconvience.
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Old 04-02-03, 10:41 PM   #4
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You should install your kernel-source rpm with 'rpm -Uvh yourkernelsourcerpm.rpm', where yourkernelsourcerpm.rpm is the real name of your kernel-source rpm.

hmm... i've typed rpm way too many times in this message.

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Old 04-03-03, 06:55 AM   #5
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Thx. I really appreciate it. Now all I have to do is figure out how to install the kernal source rpm since I have red hat :-).

BTW, I don't know if we're reading the same readme. The one I have printed out mentions the /etc/inittab file but not which setting to change. This probably was a simple question but I'm a raw N00b. I apologize for the inconvience.
The nvidia readme isn't going to have anything about X's runlevel in it. That information would be on an XFree86 manual/document page.

If you have redhat, the kernel source files are easy to install. Just go into your package manager and select kernel development, (mine-as-well toss X and gnome development checks in too, it may make it easier for you down the road)
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