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

robin robin at robinandmariette.com
Sun Feb 4 02:23:51 UTC 2007

On 2/3/07, Rich Osman <rich at osman.com> wrote:
> 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?
> --

Are you installing the latest drivers? Or just the ones in the repository?
If the latter, I install it through automatix2 since it didn't install
properly directly from the repository. If the former, I struggled for quite
a while to get it installed after a previous version was already installed. 

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