init problem with Intrepid

Nils Kassube kassube at
Thu Oct 30 14:16:31 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.

Ctrl-Alt-F1 is only the first step necessary. Then login and type the 

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

to stop gdm and X. Then setup your Nvidia driver with

sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux*.run

where you may need to replace the filename and then restart gdm:

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start


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