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I'm trying to install the Nvidia drivers for my FX5500 in Mandriva. I keep getting an error message saying I appear to be running an x server and that I ...
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    close your x server!!


    I'm trying to install the Nvidia drivers for my FX5500 in Mandriva. I keep getting an error message saying I appear to be running an x server and that I need to clse it before I can carry on with my installation. Wher would I find this server and how could I close it down please?


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    Switch to the text console with Ctrl+Alt+F1, then enter
    Code:
    init 3
    That will close the X server. Installation of the nVidia driver is then straightfoward, after it's finished restart the X server with
    Code:
    init 5

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    Well, I've managed to get into runlevel 3 but when I input ' sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1.run' I get a message that no such directory exists. The driver file is on my desktop - should it be somewhere specific? If I put it where it needs to be, how do I navigate to it, or tell the computer where it is when I'm in runlevel 3?

    I really feel that I'm close to working this out, I just need a gentle nudge in the right direction, please?

    Thanks

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    Where did you download the driver to? You can use 'cd' to change to the appropriate directory:
    Code:
    cd /where/the/driver/is
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    Hi Bryan

    I downloaded the driver file in windows from the Nvidia site (because I've still to get my Linux distro connected to the web) and cut and pasted to my KDE desktop.

    would this be correct, then?

    'cd /home/me/desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1.run' ?

    thanks

    Paul


    *EDIT*

    I did it. I don't exactly know how, but it's done.

    Thanks VERY much for your replies, guys!

    Paul
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