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Old 03-01-06, 06:02 PM   #1
clarky3429
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Default Nvidia Installation Issues!!

Ok, I've tried googling for a solution and searching for ages, but I just cant seem to find a solution...

Im trying to install Nvidia Display drivers on fedora core 2, and it gives an "X server is running on this system" error. Ive tried shutting off into text mode and i get the same error...

How to I install the display drivers without getting this X server error??

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Old 03-02-06, 03:41 AM   #2
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Default Re: Nvidia Installation Issues!!

Go to textmode in the proper way, not by doing Ctrl-Alt-F1 or Ctrl-Alt-Backspace or so.

This can be done by entering "init 3" or by booting the system into textmode by entering a 3 on the boot prompt options line.
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Old 03-02-06, 11:48 AM   #3
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Default Re: Nvidia Installation Issues!!

- Go to a console with Ctrl-Alt-F1
- log in as root
- type:
init 3
and wait for the services to shut down. Sometimes the command fails to return the command line and "seems" to get stuck. Just press Enter and the command line should appear.
- Install the driver.
- Modify the xorg.conf if necessary.
- type:
init 5 && exit
This will re-enable full graphic mode and close the root session you're in.

Good luck.
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