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    Smile Help Loggin out of KDE to CLI

    I'm hoping someone here could point me in the right direction. I just recently installed a new motherboard in my system and reinstalled my operating systems (Windows XP and Mandrake Linux 9.1) due to a electrical problem here at my house. One thing I'm a little hazy on is logging out of KDE in Mandrake straight to a CLI interface so I can install my nVidia video drivers. When I attempt to install the drivers from within KDE it says I cannot be in X while installing the drivers. I also tried to open a terminal and SU root but no dice. My question is this:

    How do I log out of KDE to a CLI so I can install my video drivers without having to reboot my system?

    Any help the fine folks at Antionline can give me would be great. Thanks.
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    ctrl alt backspace should do it
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    To close your x server and return to a command line interface, you can either click on the KDE icon and then click logout, or do control+alt+backspace.

    That'll do the trick.


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    Damn

    The ctrl+alt+backspace didn't work. It just returns me to my graphical login screen. Wacky.
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    hmm , strange i would try changing you .xinitrc file in your home directory ( put # infront of startkde or exec gnomesession ) and reboot or drop to single user and back up or try from a terminal init 3 <~~might not be right(its been a while since i used linux) the command man init will explain it
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    The Nvidia shell script from the site is awesome. Open a terminal and su to root if your not logged in as root already. type init 3 and hit enter, youll go into text mode. then type sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4363.run and hit enter again. itll ask if you accept the license bla bla bla hit accept and after a while itll be done. if you wanna go back to the GUI type init 5.

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