[CS-FSLUG] New Video Card FC 5 HELP!!

Ed Hurst ehurst at asisaid.com
Sat Jun 16 18:20:20 CDT 2007

Welcome, Pastor George!

On Sat, 16 Jun 2007, Pastor George C Cook wrote:

> The Linux side obviously has not found the new hardware gracefully 
> and as soon as the graphics start to load the screen
> gets all slanted looking with 3 images (refresh rate?)

That happens from time to time. Try to think of it as a mere annoyance,
which most likely can be fixed, as your question assumes.
> Anyways I need some step by step directions on how to boot the 
> machine into the command line (Edit a line in grub?)
> and then install the driver I got from 
> NVIDIA  (NVIDIA-x86-1.0-7167-pkg1.run) and tell linux to use the driver.

Did you know the latest is now NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.09-pkg1.run? I'm
using that even as we speak on my Debian Etch box.

> I know this is a noob question but I pray you will have mercy on a 
> country pastor and take me by the hand with this

We all had to start somewhere, Bro.

Next boot, hit: CTRL+ALT+F2. That should put you at a console, where
you can type "init 3" -- on most Linux distros that kills the X server,
which is what you are fighting with.

Ed Hurst
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