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Re: How do I get a shutdown/restart dialogue option under the system menu at run level 3 in FC5?

On Thu, 2006-05-18 at 20:11 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:

> Oh, I didn't ask you what you had to do, that I already know.  I asked
> you "whose recommendation" are you following.
> Been using the nvidia drivers for years now.  Yes, there is a bit of
> work involved when a new kernel is released....but following a few rules
> makes life easier.
> 1.  Exclude the kernel updates from normal yum updates.  Do you kernel
> updates manually after you listening to masses complain or not.  A
> fiasco happened not too long ago.....
> 2.  Manually update the kernel and kernel-devel packages.
> 3.  Boot and at the grub screens append a 3 to kernel params to bring
> the system up to level 3.
> 4.  Run the nvidia install again....will fix things up.
> 5.  Reboot....
> Your done....  No fuss no muss....  At least I've not had any in the
> past 2 years...but then I'm conservative.

I too have been happily using the nvidia installer for years without
problems. One thing I would add is that after the initial full install
of the nvidia driver use the -K option when installing for new kernels: 

	./NVIDIA-<version>-pkg1.run -K

This installs the kernel module for the new kernel but does not
uninstall earlier modules, allowing you to boot any previous kernels you
may have installed and use X.

Brian Gaynor
FC4/Linux on DELL Inspiron 5160 3.0Ghz 
canis 10:22:56 up 1:52, 1 user, 
load average: 0.60, 0.37, 0.19 

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