I used vim to edit "nvidia" to "nv" and exited using :wq. I ran vim again in "guest" mode to see if the change had occurred and it had. I then rebooted and got the same message I got at first, so I ran vim again in the "guest" mode and got a whole column of blue ~ and at the bottom it had this line:
"/etc/X11/xorg.conf [New File] 0,0-1 All
I couldn't move the cursor, so I couldn't do anything.
I really appreciate all your help!
You didn't actually say, but I'll assume you did the edit as root
, because you didn't report any error message when you saved the file.
When you want to check a text file's content, without making changes to it, use the cat command
You are using a liveCD
, so all actions occur in memory
alone. If you reboot
, the changes you made with vim are gone
. You cannot edit a system file as anyone other than root
, or it won't be able to be saved.
When you reboot to the liveCD
, at the prompt, log in as root
, use vim to make the edit to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, save and exit vim with :wq
, issue the startx command
. If the mv driver is going to work with your graphics, you should then see root's GUI desktop
. You can log out and back in as guest, if you are more comfortable with that, or you can proceed to run the installation program from there. What you can't do is reboot, or you'll have to repeat the whole process again.
If, for whatever reason, the nv driver does not work, and X won't start, use vim to again edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf so the edited line reads;Driver "vesa"
...save the file with :wq
and try startx