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Old 15th May 2006, 07:09 PM
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Boot to Command Prompt on FC5 - Installing nVidia Video Drivers

I'm attempting to install the latest nVidia Video drivers on a newly installed FC5 system. I've followed the readme instructions, as well as a sticky help post located here:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=68681

However, when running the 'sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1.run' command, I am notified of the following:

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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.
The only boot options I have are GNOME, KDE, and what is called a command line option. However, that command line option is enclosed in what looks like an X-window. Surely enough, I get the same message.

Is it possible to add another option to my boot so that I go directly to a command line?

Thank you for any and all help.
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Old 15th May 2006, 07:25 PM
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Hey,

Couple of things...

First when you reboot, at the grub screen hit "a" and enter "3" at the end of the boot options. That will start you in user mode 3 (single user)

OR

type telint 3 as root

Any reason your not installing via yum? Much easier and all...
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Old 15th May 2006, 07:33 PM
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Any reason your not installing via yum? Much easier and all...
Didn't know it was possible to install the drivers in that manner. I will research then try this first.

Thank you for the reply.
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Old 15th May 2006, 07:36 PM
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If you need help and are new to this distro this is a pretty much bible for common questions...

http://www.fedorafaq.org/

Check it out, you'll save yourself a lot of frustration
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