init problem with Intrepid

Mark Haney mhaney at
Thu Oct 30 13:59:14 UTC 2008

Karl Larsen wrote:
>     I have d/l the 173 bash file from nvidia onto Intrepid but for some 
> reason there is no way I can find to be clear out of X-Windows. I tried 
> Ctrl-Alt-F1 but the nvidia file complained that X was still running.
>     Does anyone know how to drop deeper into init so there is no X running?
> Karl

'telinit 3' will work, assuming RL3 doesn't have any startup X scripts 
in it.  Sometimes people do that.

Or, at the grub prompt edit the kernel= line in grub and add '3' (minus 
quotes) to the end.

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