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    Default Can not go back to graphic mode

    I realy need some serious help. I am a beginer and i have a problem. i was trying to instal Nvidia drivers from NVIDIA page (I have NVIDIA Quadro FX 370). When I was tryind to do so, there was an error about x server. On some page I have read that i shoul change file /etc/inittabe some valure from 5 to 3. After I reebot my computer there was only a terminal. I could not install the Nvidia drivers because there is an error about lack of gcc or something.
    But what is the real problem is that I can't go back to graphic mode. Command sudo init 5 do not work. Please help me! How to change back /etc/inittab file?

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    Default Re: Can not go back to graphic mode

    Pause the boot by moving the down arrow, then back up to the default boot. But now press backspace, it should delete any text where you can see VGA.
    Remove all text and now type just the number:
    and hit enter

    at the login type your user name and then password
    now type:
    then the root password

    now type this:

    sax2 -r -m 0=vesa

    (N.B. the 0 is a zero not a letter)

    now reboot
    if you don't get a gui login
    login as user and try this at the cli


    This should get you back a UI
    Then install
    gcc, kernel-source
    then install video drivers
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    Apr 2009

    Default Re: Can not go back to graphic mode

    Thank you for your help, but I manage to do it my self. I have started openSUSE in savemode (Filesave), and than the comand init 5 work fine. Than I put changes in inittab and uninstal NVIDIA drivers and now everything works fine.

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