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Offline sabelo

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installing graphic card
« on: October 25, 2014, 05:58:46 pm »
Hello everyone

Please assist me with installing Nvidia driver. how do I set runlevel to 3? I have to exit Xserver to install the driver.

Thank you in advance.

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Re: installing graphic card
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 06:43:15 pm »
Not sure why you need to do this but to change runlevel, use "telinit'

So to change to runlevel 3:
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sudo telinit 3
you can check the previous / current runlevels with
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runlevel



What's wrong with just using "Additional Drivers" to install the nvidia driver ?
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Re: installing graphic card
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2014, 11:25:25 am »
thank you PCNetSpec

the instruction for installing the driver says
  • exit Xserver or graphical interface
  • change runlevel so it does not reboot to graphical interface
  • install the driver
  • if its successful change back run level

Thats the reason I want

when i run
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runlevel

i get output N 2. i am a bit confused I was expecting 5.

How do I use "additional driver"? and where do I get them?

Thank you for assist.

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Re: installing graphic card
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2014, 11:37:43 am »
Best way to exit the GUI desktop would be to drop to a console with say Ctrl+Alt+F2 .. log on in text mode .. then run:
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sudo service lightdm stop
do what you need to do (install the driver), then restart the desktop with:
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sudo service lightdm start
But I still think you'd be better off just installing the proprietary nvidia drivers through "Additional Drivers" ;)



FYI:-

Debian/Ubuntu/Peppermint runlevels:
0 = System Halt
1 = Single user
2 = Full multi-user mode (Default)
3  = Same as 2
4  = Same as 2
5  = Same as 2
6 = System Reboot
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