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    NVidia graphic instalation

    I use SuSE linux 9.0 and i have an NVidia Geforce 4 MX 440 and i have a problem installing the driver...from the nvidia site's read me, i was told u update kernel-source and then install the driver using sh....but i keep gettin the error x server running....i am pretty new on linux, and i would really appreciate it if anyone can help me, thank

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    Sep 2003
    South- or "Mid-" Sweden
    Hi lunar-blue,
    You should enter run level 3 before starting the steup, the default run level is 5, in this mode the X servier is up and running.
    To temporary change to runlevel 3 type:
    su -c "/sbin/init 3"
    and type the root password when prompted for a password. Then once you've entered text mode and recived either a command promt or a log in shell, become root, and run the installer (as intructed by the readme), then when the install is completed run:
    su -c "/sbin/init 5"
    and enter the root password if needed, and you should be starting up the grphical mode, you will probably see the nVidia logo after a while and then the standard login prompt. Log in as usual and you should be running the new drivers.
    Regards Scienitca (registered user #335819 - )
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    Just to add to what scientica has said above.. make sure you edit your XF86Config file in /etc/X11/ dir.. should be there.

    nano XF86Config to edit it and when you are done use ctrl+x to exit... it will prompt you if you wanna save the file and just press enter..

    then bring the system to run level 5.

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