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Old 10-26-04, 04:14 PM   #1
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Default "You appear to be running an X server"

When I run "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run" I get the error " You appear to be runing an X server; please exit X before installing. When I hit 'Ok' to that, I get to a next screen with the message, "Installation has failed. Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details"

And when I check that file, I see this:
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-> The file '/tmp/.X0-lock' exists... an X server appears to be running
ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing. 
       For further details
Forgive me but I just started using linux a few days ago and this leaves with no idea as what to do.

What do I need to do?
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Old 10-26-04, 05:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: "You appear to be running an X server"

you have to reboot in the run level 3, 2 or 1

edit the file /etc/inittab in the line

id:5:initdefault:

change it to:
id:3:initdefault:


reboot...
then you'll enter without the X server

after installing the driver change it back to :
id:5:initdefault:


and enter the command:
shutdown -h now

to reboot again
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Old 10-26-04, 06:40 PM   #3
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Your advice worked, until I rebooted. The driver installation seems to have run fine. After this I accidentally rebooted without changing back to "id:5:initdefault:". So when I rebooted I got to the same text interface. (sorry, i'm very new to linux). I tried accessing the /etc/inittab, but it said that I do not have the permissions to access the file , even as root.
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Old 10-26-04, 07:54 PM   #4
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Well, thanks to linuxquestions.org I found out how to edit my /etc/inittab file, and did so successfully. This post is from my machine again
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Old 10-26-04, 10:37 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by aje
... but it said that I do not have the permissions to access the file , even as root.
weird....

anyway, im glad i could help
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Old 10-27-04, 02:05 AM   #6
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Default Re: "You appear to be running an X server"

btw, you can change the run level on the fly (without editing /etc/inittab) by saying telinit 3 or 5.
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