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Init 3 locks up my computer?!

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by Xephar, Jan 24, 2005.

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  1. Xephar

    Xephar Thread Starter

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    I've been trying to install the Nvidia drivers on my computer and it asks me to exit out of X. So I open up a console with CTRL+ALT+F2 or CTRL+ALT+SHIFT which ever one. ( can't remember now, :eek: ) But when ever I type in "init 3" The screen goes black for a few seconds then comes back with a few things scrolling down going [ OK ] But then it gets to :

    starting anacron [ OK ] and then it just stays there, almost like my system is completely locked up. When I press ctrl+alt+delete though it says "going in to run mode 6" or something like that and starts its shutdown procedure, so its apparently not completely locked up. It won't let me get to the command line though, is there anything I am doing wrong or anything I can do to fix this?
     
  2. lynch

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    Did you login as root before you did the init 3?
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  3. Squashman

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    Edit your inittab file manually to boot into run level 3, then reboot your computer.
     
  4. Xephar

    Xephar Thread Starter

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    How do I tell it to boot up into 3? Where is the inittab file?
     
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    Xephar Thread Starter

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    Haha, awesome, thanks! Like i've said numerous times in previous posts I am a total noob to linux. So please if I ask any dumb questions just give me what ever dumb answer it needs, but I really am enjoying learning Linux even if I am somewhat on my own here. So far this place has been my only place to look for support. So again to everyone who's helped me so far: A million thanks!


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