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Thread: Installing Nvidia display driver, Backtrack 3

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    Default Installing Nvidia display driver, Backtrack 3

    Well i just installed backtrack 3 to my usb stick, and have been trying to install my display driver.

    In terminal i put:

    "Sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.51-pkg1"

    and hit [enter]

    i then get a message saying:

    ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing.

    Then i hit [enter] then the installation fails.

    anyone know of a way around this?

    Im running in (VESA KDE) mode.

    Btw: I'm a bit new to linux.

    - thanks for reading -

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    Hello Mcfly!

    Code:
    ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing.
    The error message couldn't be any clearer. Stop the xserver and run the driver install scrip from the frame buffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by pureh@te View Post
    Hello Mcfly!

    Code:
    ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing.
    The error message couldn't be any clearer. Stop the xserver and run the driver install scrip from the frame buffer
    Thanks for the reply. How would i stop the xserver though?

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    ctrl + alt + backspace

    or if that doesnt work

    ctrl + alt + f2

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    Thanks ctrl + alt + f2 worked. But i still get the same install error from there.

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    O M G....

    ....

    When you reboot your BT3, boot into console mode, *don't* startx. Install your driver...

    also, there's the ps -ax command... with a grep something... hope that is not too hard.

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