nvidia install loose end?

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Sawer
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nvidia install loose end?

#1 Postby Sawer » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:42 am

After running sgfxi what is the command to startx? I tried both the options I saw, quit and start-desktop. also tried startx. I ended up doing a hard reboot which worked. I'd like to add this to my how to folder.
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Re: nvidia install loose end?

#2 Postby lucky9 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:54 am

When sgfxi runs it should give the option at the end of the installation of the nvidia driver.
See: http://smxi.org/
for some documentation.
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Re: nvidia install loose end?

#3 Postby timkb4cq » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:02 pm

Ordinarily the
1) Start Desktop
works. You just press 1 <enter> and X starts up.

However your starting situation wasn't quite typical. If the regular option to start desktop didn't work I would try
/etc/init.d/kdm restart

If that didn't work, I would try a reboot by typing reboot <enter> since it's already a root prompt.

Occasionally on ATI cards sgfxi has to be run twice for it to work.
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Re: nvidia install loose end?

#4 Postby Sawer » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:12 pm

Thanks I couldn't see the numbers, they were off the page.


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