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Re: install nvidia driver

Post by mimosa » 12. Mar 2018, 10:27

Just follow the instructions exactly as you did before. You have probably missed something out. You did reinstall the bootloader and reboot, after the kernel upgrade, as per the instructions?

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Re: install nvidia driver

Post by globetrotterdk » 12. Mar 2018, 11:50

I followed the instructions exactly. So I rebooted, and ran through the whole procedure exactly as before. No visible changes were suggested in any of the feedback. Yet this time - success! Nvidia install scripts are notoriously finicky on .deb based systems, so why not Salix also? The only thing that I did different was the following:

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$ sudo init 3
has never exited cleanly on any of my Salix installs. I always have to use CTRL - C to end the process, regardless of whether 5 minutes or 20 minutes have gone by. This time I waited 30 minutes before I ended the shift to init 3 with a CTRL - C. Maybe that was what did the trick. Thanks again for all of your help mimosa!
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Re: install nvidia driver

Post by laprjns » 12. Mar 2018, 15:44

globetrotterdk wrote:I did different was the following:

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$ sudo init 3
has never exited cleanly on any of my Salix installs. I always have to use CTRL - C to end the process, regardless of whether 5 minutes or 20 minutes have gone by. This time I waited 30 minutes before I ended the shift to init 3 with a CTRL - C.
I usually just press the return key and it gets me back to the prompt.

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Re: install nvidia driver

Post by globetrotterdk » 12. Mar 2018, 15:47

Good to know. Thanks.
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Re: install nvidia driver

Post by mimosa » 12. Mar 2018, 17:40

Another way if you have trouble is to edit /etc/inittab, changing the first uncommented line from

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# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:4:initdefault:
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# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:
and reboot. This means X will no longer be started automatically (instead you boot into runlevel 3, text only). When done, change it back.

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Re: install nvidia driver

Post by globetrotterdk » 12. Mar 2018, 20:13

Thanks. I accidentally uninstalled most of my system due to a problem with megasync that I was trying to sort out. Next time, I forgot to run "sudo eliloconfig", so when I finally got around to running the Nvidia script after I had changed /etc/inittab and rebooted, I can categorically say that at least on my system, editing /etc/inittab is the only reliable way to get around the problem with the Nvidia script complaining. If the problem with megasync comes up again, I'll post a separate thread. Hopefully, it won't be necessary.
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