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Re: how to get to runlevel 3



On Fri, 2011-06-10 at 22:14 -0400, William Hopkins wrote:
> On 06/10/11 at 07:42am, Mark Panen wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > Been googling for this with no success. I have tried init 3 and teinit
> > 3 and the runlevel command shows i am at runlevel 3 but X is still on
> > and i cannot install a Nvidia driver.
> 
> telinit 3 should work for you, what does `who -r` show?
> Why do you want runlevel 3? Debian typically only uses runlevel 2 for normal
> operation. Changing to 3 shouldn't have any effect whatsoever. 
> 
> If you want to turn off X, type ctrl-alt-f1 to get to tty1. Then run
> /etc/init.d/{your-display-manager} stop.  Your display manager is probably gdm,
> but could be xdm, kdm, slim... look for the presence of one of these scripts. 
> 
> X will then be stopped and you can run the nvidia installer. Are you following
> the recommended method of installing the nvidia driver? Here is the wiki on
> that in case you don't have it:
> 
> http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers


Since I was using different distros and sometimes also didn't know how
to switch to what runlevel, I decided simply to boot directly into tty1,
this for all distros is the same. No shortcuts,
no /etc/init.d/question_mark stop.

Ralf



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