Re: Text mode in init 5! NVIDIA drivers
Date: 25 Nov 2003 06:50:47 -0800
Thanks for responding.
I need Advanced Server for Oracle. The video card just came with this
machine. I don't need 3d, but I do the gui to work.
> > Now, when I boot, the default init level is 5. However, I only ever
> > get the text prompt.
> Did you configure X properly, using the X configuration tool provided by
> Redhat? If this machine is really going to be a server, why does it
> need X? If it's going to be a desktop, why did you pay the extra for
So, do I need to config X manually? This will be different from my
Suse installation, which configed X as part of the install.
What if I just reinstall everything, and choose a Gforce card,
with a lower number? Should that work?
> > The video card is nvidia gforce fx 5200
> [nVidia evil binary-only kernel modules and such]
> > Do you think that these would work with my 5200?
> Yes, if you read the README and follow the directions. Alternatively,
> and perhaps more easily, you can use the Free "nv" X server, which will
> work as long as you don't need hardware-accelerated 3D. (Why do you
> need hardware-accelerated 3D on a server?) I think Redhat's X
> configuration is done via the "setup" command, so log in as root and
> enter "setup" on the command line, then navigate the menus until you
> find "X configuration", then follow that.
When you guys install the regular RedHat, does it config X, and boot
to init 5, with the GUI?
> Next time, try something *before* posting to a newsgroup, and report
> what you tried, and how it failed.
Well, I reported what I installed, and the symptoms. I spent seven
hours searching for info last night. Is this normal install for AS?
Run level not configured right? Video Card? Looking for drivers.
Reading the README. Something else?
I'm not a big fan of trial and error. It's often led to lots of trouble
and wasted time.