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  1. #1
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    Exclamation xserver

    can anybody tell me what is xserver ? when im trying to install nvidia geforce driver on my ubuntu it says " you are on xserver exit the server before installation"
    pls help!!!

  2. #2
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    Re: xserver

    Try installing from recovery mode, usually second boot option. This way xserver never gets started.
    http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Xserver
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System

  3. #3
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    Re: xserver

    X is the graphics subsystem that Linux uses, and the X Server is the program that handles drwaing the screen. To shut down X press, ctrl+alt+backspace, but X will automatically restart unless you tell it not to. To disable automatic restarts, in a terminal run:
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    Once X is disabled, you'll want to restart it again when you're done, to get X to automatically restart again:
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
    All of the above is the hard way to install the nvidia driver. If you want a tested stable driver the Hardware Driver manager at System > Administration > Hardware Drivers is much easier. If you want the newest drivers, install envyNG and have it install the drivers for you.
    Last edited by PeterJS; May 7th, 2008 at 07:21 AM.
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