I need help from the good people of the forum. I need access to the Text mode command line under VL 5.9.1 SOHO. I decided to give it a whirl, following a successful install of VL 5.9 Standard Gold on a different box.
My video card is a nvidia GeForce2 GTS, that was tagged as OLD during the install. I tried to "login as root and run vxconf when it asks what driver you want to use choose expert" as per forum post. Trying the different options changed nothing to my "hour glass" screen I am looking at now.
I am trying to install nvidia Linux Display Driver - IA32 Version: 1.0-7184. This driver worked on the same system, different hard disk running PCLinuxOS 2007. I have downloaded the driver from nvidia, and tried following their instructions to install it, using Konsole. I was then informed that it could not be done while X server was running.
Looking in the Vector Docs on my system at: file:///usr/doc/VLHelpCenter/manuals/index.html
Under: System administration with VASM
5. Switching to Text Mode: "If you are running in GUI mode, Log out of it, then
If you are presented with a GUI login, ... Press Ctrl+Alt+F1, login as root, and type "init 2". The system will shutdown the X server."
Pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 nothing happens. The keyboard works as I am typing on it now.
On my previous install of 5.9 Standard Gold (different machine, Video card was nvidia GeForce MX400) everything was detected, drivers installed and it worked fine. I don't know why things went wrong this time. I don't believe I am running nvidia driver now, as I do not see the nvidia splash screen during boot up.
I am getting a little wordy so I will save the rest of my problems for another post. (dual boot install with Windows Me, having to boot VL with CD since bootpart is not supported under Win Me, could only find instructions in the forum regarding dual boot with XP)