[mythtv-users] Ubuntu and Nvidia drivers - not quite to the point of tears

Rich Osman rich at osman.com
Sat Feb 3 22:13:31 UTC 2007

I have Ubuntu 6.1 installed off the "alternate" CD so I could get an XFS 
filesystem.  I have an NVIDIA 6200LE PCI-express card that I'm trying to 
install the Nvidia binary driver set for.

I can't figure out how to stop X (!)  I need to stop it to do the NVIDIA 
install and I can't figure out how to.  Since Debian always operates at 
runlevel 2 I can't change runlevels to stop it. The NVIDIA docs say that 
I should disable X so that I can reboot to a CLI and manually start X.  
Sensible, but I do want to be able to go back to full graphical for Myth 
operation.  This machine will be my master backend (and a frontend, 
local DNS cache, DHCP Server, and a few other light duty tasks.) I've 
seen something mentioned about Upstart, but I can't seem to find it on 
my system.

How on earth do I temporarily disable X through reboots? 

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