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no reason to edit grub.... just boot normal and type init 3 in a root terminal like people have said... you can change your run levels any time you want
I tried that but my system freezes up on me when i do
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I tried that but my system freezes up on me when i do
ive only ever had it freeze in a VM when i switched run levels... :/ oh well, guess your stuck with grub edits then... kinda takes out a HUGE feature of linux if you cant change your run levels on the fly, thats a little sad
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I tried that but my system freezes up on me when i do
That's odd, because that's all I do and it works. Either xinit 3, or init 3. Can't remember if xinit works or not. Not at home, so can't check.

Are you still trying to install the nvidia drivers?

If you have both rpmfusion repos, just

Code:
su -c 'yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs'
or akmod-nvidia. The akmod will manage itself if you update kernel, etc.
Edited by esocid - 4/13/11 at 8:44am
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or akmod-nvidia. The akmod will manage itself if you update kernel, etc.
I prefer akmod-nvidia since it covers the case where the kernel has been updated but RPM Fusion hasn't yet recompiled the driver module against the updated kernel.

In any case, I already suggested this.
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That's odd, because that's all I do and it works. Either xinit 3, or init 3. Can't remember if xinit works or not. Not at home, so can't check.

Are you still trying to install the nvidia drivers?

If you have both rpmfusion repos, just

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su -c 'yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs'
or akmod-nvidia. The akmod will manage itself if you update kernel, etc.
you guys

I need the proprietary drivers to fold
I try all others
it's the same with all other distros
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post #26 of 27
Those are the proprietary drivers. nouveau is the open source community driver for nvidia cards.

If you're trying to fold, I'm not positive, the CUDA drivers should be all you need. I haven't done it myself, but check out this guide, which is Ubuntu specific.
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...ux-ubuntu.html
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That guide looks awfully familiar. It's also quite out of date, since you no longer need to use "developer" drivers and can use the mainline drivers. You still have to install the CUDA toolkit though.
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