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I can't seen to get the nvidia drivers to install in fedora 14

when I go to kill the xserver all the command I try don't work
like
killall gdm
kill x
gdm stop
and so no and on

and all the guides I see are for a instalment from the package manger (what the proprietary drivers)
how do I go about installing them
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Does Fedors use grub? I have never used Fedora, if so just boot into runlevel 3. Just add a 3 to the end of the line in grub. To do so, press E, then select what you want to boot and press E again and add a 3 at the end and then hit B. There could be a graphical menu in Grub too, I'm not sure.
 
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Does Fedors use grub? I have never used Fedora, if so just boot into runlevel 3. Just add a 3 to the end of the line in grub. To do so, press E, then select what you want to boot and press E again and add a 3 at the end and then hit B. There could be a graphical menu in Grub too, I'm not sure.
ya it uses grub

I"ll try it later
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 4/12/11 at 3:26am
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Code:
/etc/init.d/gdm stop
might work
post #5 of 27
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Code:
/etc/init.d/gdm stop
might work
try that before
** (gdm-binary:5069): WARNING **: Failed to acquire org.gnome.DisplayManager

** (gdm-binary:5069): WARNING **: Could not acquire name; bailing out
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post #6 of 27
Been a while since I used fedora.

May not be the elegant method but the way to boot to CLI that I used in the past has been to modify the default runlevel in /etc/inittab. I think by default it is 5 with X and you want 3 for CLI.

You can still get to X with startx.
post #7 of 27
Or you can simply type "init 3" in a shell as root.
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sudo service gdm stop
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Or you can simply type "init 3" in a shell as root.
^^^ this

fedora is nice about having USEFUL run levels unlike stuff from other people like debian where they keep runlevels 2-5 EXACTLY THE SAME -.-

runlevel 3 is a multi-user command line, so "telinit 3" or "init 3" (telinit is just a symlink to init) just make sure you are in a root terminal or it wont let ya do it
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Install the drivers from RPM Fusion, as shown in my Linux Software Guide.
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