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How to stop x server in fedora 10

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January 25, 2010 9:47:10 PM

so that i could install nvidia 8500 graphics driver

More about : stop server fedora

January 26, 2010 1:25:20 AM

The official driver has to be installed in single user mode which'll take some work, you have to su, init s and install on the CLI by hand.

It's much easier to install the driver from http://rpmfusion.org/ instead :) 

Verify the keys http://rpmfusion.org/keys and then go here http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration

With rpmfusion you'll get the nvidia driver installed and updated automatically with yum or gpk.

You'll have to reboot to use the new kernel.

You won't be able to get updates for Fedora 10 from the official fedora repositories since it's no longer officially supported, although rpmfusion tries to keep the extra stuff updated. It's harder to find up to date software for the older versions though.

You'll want to backup your stuff and think about upgrading to Fedora 11 or 12.

The current version is 12, 13 is coming out in the next few months spring or summer 2010. Fedora supports the current version and the previous version with security updates, patches and updated software. Right now 11 and 12 are supported when 13 comes out 12 and 13 will be supported, so you're encouraged to upgrade.

Good luck :) 
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January 26, 2010 6:39:40 AM

linux_0 said:
The official driver has to be installed in single user mode which'll take some work, you have to su, init s and install on the CLI by hand.

It's much easier to install the driver from http://rpmfusion.org/ instead :) 

Verify the keys http://rpmfusion.org/keys and then go here http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration

With rpmfusion you'll get the nvidia driver installed and updated automatically with yum or gpk.




Could you be more specific what should i do in http://rpmfusion.org/ :??: 
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January 26, 2010 8:35:04 AM

linux_0 said:
The official driver has to be installed in single user mode

Not wishing to be picky, but NVidia recommend that you don't install in single-user mode. It should be multi-user mode with the X server not running, i.e. run-level 3 in most installations.

1. Press <ctrl>-<alt>-F2 to get a text logon.

2. Log on as root.

3. type "init 3".

4. When you get the command prompt again (any problems try pressing <ctrl>-<alt>-F1 (or F3) and logging on again).

5. Install the driver ("sh NVIDIA...run").

6. Reboot (type "reboot").
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January 26, 2010 11:03:40 AM

or just run

  1. su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'


yum install kmod-nvidia

http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration

Semper Fi :) 
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January 26, 2010 7:22:36 PM

linux_0 said:
or just run

  1. su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'


yum install kmod-nvidia

http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration

Semper Fi :) 



I tried this and nvidia driver was installed but i dont know which version is installed. I am using 8500Gt graphics card and i needed driver whose version is above 190 which has cuda support
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January 26, 2010 7:27:59 PM

linux_0 said:
or just run

  1. su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'


yum install kmod-nvidia

http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration

Semper Fi :) 



i just had a check the driver which was installed was ver 180 but i needed 190 or above. how can i install it
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January 27, 2010 7:24:02 AM

Ijack said:

1. Press <ctrl>-<alt>-F2 to get a text logon.

2. Log on as root.

3. type "init 3".

4. When you get the command prompt again (any problems try pressing <ctrl>-<alt>-F1 (or F3) and logging on again).

5. Install the driver ("sh NVIDIA...run").

6. Reboot (type "reboot").


This method works thanks to you, i was trying to install drivers in live cd and it was throwing some kernel error so i installed full os and followed your steps. The new graphics driver v190 installed and thanks again :)  :)  :)  :) 
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