I'm trying to install the official NVIDIA drivers. I'm running Linux Mint 13 Xfce (am actually using awesome at the moment).
I'm unable to kill the xserver. Things I've tried:
1) ps aux | grep [insert 5000 combinations of x/xorg/xserver/x11 here]
2) no gdm, xdm, lightdm, etc. to restart/stop
3) init 3 just asks to be root if I'm not then does nothing. (literally nothing)
4) Tried forcing grub to boot level 3 and still no fun.
5) Tried recovery mode.
6) xfce4-* (including xfce4-session-*) also no go.
I've sought help from a buddy of mine who's much more knowledgeable in Linux than I and he can't figure it out. My 3 hours of googling have turned up nothing that I didn't mention above.
Last edited by rykugur
on Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.