Re: how to get to runlevel 3 (to install nvidia drivers)
On 11/06/11 19:16, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-06-11 at 10:56 +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> On 2011-06-11 10:30 +0200, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
>>> On Vi, 10 iun 11, 15:09:49, Rohit Vaidya wrote:
>>>> For NVidia driver installation the Xorg should not be kept running.
>>> Why not? Using the Debian packages I never had any issues with that.
>> The NVidia installer tries to load the kernel module when it's finished,
>> and any previous version has to be unloaded first which is not possible
>> when X is running. There are some commandline options to override that
>> behavior, but by default the installer will abort if X is running.
> *?* on Ubuntu it was possible to remove an old version and to add a new
> while running a DE. I suspect this is possible on Debian too?
I sincerely doubt it. I'm referring to the proprietary nvidia drivers
installed using the proprietary installer. With Squeeze or later nouveau
will already be loaded so nvidia module will not load.
I usually edit grub during boot (append "nouveau.modeset=0"),
download the nvidia driver,
su to root,
#/etc/init.d/kdm stop (the nvidia installer will not run with x up)
locate the kernel version of gcc,
export the kernel version of gcc,
install the nvidia driver.
edit /etc/default/grub to append the nouveau disabling line
run update-grub to make change permanent
That's pretty much the way the debian wiki said to do it. It may have
changed recently. Best check before following my instructions.
I hear good things about nouveau - unfortunately my video cards are
Gforce2s, best supported with the proprietary driver.
I spent ten minutes trying to remove extraneous words from this post Ralf.
Tuttle? His name's Buttle.
There must be some mistake.
We don't make mistakes.