disabling Xfree to install driver?

Hi I’m looking to install an nVIDIA driver (sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-190.53-pkg2.run is the command I used) but it tells me I need to do it when the xfree isn’t running

So what I’m looking for is a way to boot up to the command line, is that possible on SUSE 11.2?

Logout from the GUI, then press ctrl+alt+F1 to get to the console login
screen. Login as your user, then;

su -
init 3
cd <to the location of your driver>
sh <name_of_nvidia_driver> -aq
init 5 && exit

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel
up 6 days 0:04, 4 users, load average: 0.14, 0.12, 0.09
GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - CUDA Driver Version: 190.53

When you boot up to the GUI login screen, in the lower left corner you’ll see “Menu”, click on that and choose “Console Login”. That will kill the X session and you’ll be able to log in to console.