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when i try and install the nvidia drivers i get this error:
ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before
installing. For further details, please see the section INSTALLING
THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the README available on the Linux driver
download page at www.nvidia.com.
then it says:
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find
suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available
on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
and in the file it says:
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Tue Jul 5 12:46:38 2005
option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: false
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
force tls : (not specified)
force compat32 tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
installer install prefix: /usr
utility install prefix : /usr
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)
Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> The file '/tmp/.X0-lock' exists... an X server appears to be running
ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing.
For further details, please see the section INSTALLING THE NVIDIA DRIVER
in the README available on the Linux driver download page at
and i couldnt find a README on the Linux install page on nvidia's site, so i really have no clue what to do
NB: Translation: um I think you have TO FUCKING READ THE MANUAL AND EXIT X YOU IDIOT

06:50 -!- conciselinux [Ram@] has joined #linuxbeginner
06:51 < conciselinux> hi
06:51 < conciselinux> whats going on?
06:52 < gn00b> ssshhh!
06:53 < conciselinux> :P
07:23 < conciselinux> i want to learn linx
07:24 < conciselinux> help
07:27 < gn00b> install linux....read...ask questions
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10:27 <+DoppelGanger> gn00b: you forgot one
10:27 <+DoppelGanger> stop fucking asking retarded questions
NB: Translation: homer simpson says: hmmm donuts

11:53 < reco> hi there, i want to control the sftp connections via webmin on my debian box. i have installed vsftp and the webmin module but the sftp connections are running on sftp wich seems to be a different service. ist there a module for sftp?
11:54 < DoppelGanger> ha ah control sftp with webmin
11:55 < rbochan> !webmin
11:55 < dpkg> webmin is a lame web-based interface for unsafe system administration for Unix. Using any browser that supports tables and forms, you can setup user accounts, internet services, DNS, file sharing and so on. Check it out at http://www.webmin.com/webmin/ but, remember, dondelelcaro *hates* webmin. don't use it!, or "i'd rather sit on the floor shoving table knives into live electrical outlets than run webmin on an exposed server."
11:57 < ducky> how do you read doc files that are gziped with vi with out running gunzip first?
11:57 < Hiruky> hwo do i reinstall grub from the debian install ce?
11:57 < Hiruky> cd
11:58 < DoppelGanger> he he
11:58 < jharrisonwk> reco: sftp does not work with vsftpd?
11:58 < greycat> Hiruky: grub-install /dev/hda or whatever
11:58 < DoppelGanger> questions are getting better

11:58 < rbochan> Hiruky: http://www.us.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/ch-package.en.html
11:58 < greycat> Hiruky: after chrooting into your install, etc.
11:58 < Hiruky> from the boot on the installer cd?11:58 < ducky> vi Readme.debaian.gz, doesn't work
11:58 < ducky> vi Readme.debaian.gz, doesn't work
11:58 < greycat> ducky: zless
11:59 < Hiruky> better yet, there is a command to reconfigure grub isn't there? right now it's booting grub off the wrong hard drive
11:59 < reco> jharrisonwk: when i turn off vsftp i still can connect with my sftp client to the server. and when i do a ps -aux | grep ftp i see that the service i use is sftp-server. same thing when i start vsftp sftp-server is used and not vsftp. do you know how i can use vsftp server as default?
12:01 < jharrisonwk> DoppelGanger: should I tell him?
12:01 < DoppelGanger> jharrisonwk: no
12:01 < DoppelGanger> don't ruin my fun
NB: Translation: top notched security at its best

12:20 < Vamped> is it possible to replace xfree with xorg on sarge?
12:21 < PeTeRB> Vamped: Check backports.org
12:22 < Vamped> should i just switch to sid for home desktop use of debian?
12:22 < dondelelcaro> Vamped: probably not.
12:23 < Vamped> peterb i dont see xorg at backports
12:24 < Vamped> o wait its in the news
12:24 < PeTeRB> Vamped: Read the top news post.
12:26 < Vamped> how do i install the .gz xorg is in again?
*what backports.org site says*
I updated my backport of xorg-x11, it's now based on the latest and greatest version 6.8.2.dfsg.1-2, which was uploaded to unstable last night. If you want to use it, add this line to your sources.list:
deb http://people.debian.org/~nobse/xorg-x11/ sarge main
12:32 < Vamped> how do i install the xorg from backports.com?
12:33 < streuner> Vamped: get nobse's backports
12:33 < Vamped> i did, but how do i install it?
12:34 < Vamped> i added the line to my sources.list but in synaptic it says it cant stat the location
12:34 < greycat> which line?
12:34 < Vamped> deb http://people.debian.org/~nobse/xorg-x11/ sarge main
12:35 < streuner> http://people.debian.org/~nobse/xorg-x11/
12:35 < greycat> Vamped: and did an apt-get update?
12:35 < Vamped> dont think i did, how do i?
12:35 < greycat> you type apt-get update
12:36 < Vamped> thankyou greycat
12:40 < Vamped> after i install org should i restart?
12:40 < Vamped> xorg
NB: Translation: Its like watching paint dry

00:02 <@YankDownUnder> Mad_Scientist: telinit 3 => login to the console as root => run XFdrake
00:02 < Mad_Scientist> grr...
00:03 <+egibbs> Mad_Scientist boot knoppix CD and see what it sees
00:03 < Mad_Scientist> whoa...thats a little too complex for my skills. There no Mandriva/KDE equivalent to XP's Control Panel>>>System>>>Devices?
00:03 <@YankDownUnder> Mad_Scientist: Er...yeah - but have you tried looking through the Mandrake Control Centre?
00:04 <+egibbs> Mad_Scientist yes its MCC (mandriva control center<0
00:05 < Mad_Scientist> Okay...got it.
NB: Translation: mwa ha ha manrape hard he eh

21:03 < Edude03> You know i just realize that the tab in IRC work like tab in a linux terminal
NB: Translation:21:10 < DoppelGanger> true genius is often unappreciated

22:26 -!- cryosphere [foobar@he207-216.resnet.stonybrook.edu] has joined #debian
22:26 < cryosphere> hello
22:26 < cryosphere> can someone help me use scp
22:26 < ke6isf> !scp
22:26 < dpkg> it has been said that scp is Secure Copy, part of the ssh suite, and a very handy program. ssh + cpio. EXAMPLE: scp *.mp3 me@myotherbox:/var/tmp
22:26 < DoppelGanger> hmmm where did i put those manuals
22:26 < cryosphere> i know he has winscp
22:27 < cryosphere> i know what ports i have open
22:27 < FieldySnuts> winscp is not an ssh servfer
22:27 < cryosphere> but in the man page it looks like I have a to have a username
22:28 < vincent> cryosphere: scp requires ssh to work remotely, so your friend needs to scp remote grab
22:28 < cryosphere> so I would have to setup an ssh server on my laptop
22:28 < cryosphere> if I want him to be able to upload file to me
22:29 < useruser> cryosphere: yes you need a server, and your friend needs an account on your box
22:29 < cryosphere> ok
22:31 < cryosphere> is there an easy gui way to set up ssh on my laptop
22:31 < ke6isf> cryosphere: There's a very easy way to set up on the command line.
22:31 < cryosphere> cool
22:31 < DoppelGanger> cryosphere: read the openssh manuals
22:31 < cryosphere> ahh
22:32 < ke6isf> cryosphere: If it's installed, it's set up. Run it.
22:32 < ke6isf> cryosphere: If it's not, 'apt-get install openssh'.
22:32 < cryosphere> well i have ssh
22:32 < cryosphere> i ssh to work all the time
22:32 < ke6isf> cryosphere: There isn't anything to set up then.
22:32 < EruditeH1rmit> cryosphere: dpkg-reconfigure ssh
22:32 < EruditeH1rmit> cryosphere: if thats what you want
22:32 < useruser> cryosphere: /etc/init.d/ssh start
22:33 < DoppelGanger> FieldySnuts: its been like this all week man
22:33 < cryosphere> how do I setup the server
22:33 < doojin> PerfDave : I'll check
22:33 < cryosphere> maybe i already have it
22:33 < ke6isf> FieldySnuts: They were out ind roves last weekend and just ddin't stop.
22:33 < pureone> vim /etc/ssh/sshd_config
22:34 < cryosphere> so i basically have to create a new user
22:45 < cryosphere> ok say I have a 'good' sshd_config file
22:46 < cryosphere> how do I add new users
22:46 < cryosphere> just like I would add a non-remote user?
22:47 < cryosphere> how do I know if my ssh server is up
22:47 < cryosphere> an listening to connections on port 22
22:49 < DoppelGanger> cryosphere: how longyou been using a linux OS
22:50 < cryosphere> doppler - 3 years
22:50 < DoppelGanger> then cryosphere Reat The Manuals
22:50 < cryosphere> i never had to set up sshd
22:51 < DoppelGanger> cryosphere: learn your distro
22:51 < DoppelGanger> cryosphere: have you ever added users
22:51 < DoppelGanger> jesus christ man
22:51 < cryosphere> yeah
22:51 < cryosphere> when i had to add someone other than root to use my laptop

22:49 < PerfDave> doojin: (a) you don't need to compile mplayer (b) compiling mplayer will negatively effect your system performance including glxgears
NB: Translation: Warning being an idiot can have negative affect on sperm count

15:56 < nvz> zinx: well I removed any infected files on my dads computer and his activity stablized.. my brothers looks badly infected I am probably going to have to take his MAC ID back off the access list cause hes fucking up the network again
15:56 < zinx> nvz: you suck. big time. that is all.
15:56 < nvz> zinx: I am trying to see if I can get to the bottom of why his idle process is accepting connections.. never seen it before
15:57 < zinx> nvz: i'm blaming you for all the spam i get, and the network outtages due to DoS
15:57 < nvz> heh
15:57 < nvz> without me this problem would really be running wild.. as least I am doing something
15:57 < zinx> nvz: it's because he's got a fucking backdoored system
15:57 < nvz> I noticed
15:57 < zinx> nvz: Reinstall.
15:57 < pureone> nvz you should really reinstall
15:57 < zinx> nvz: reinstall your dad's computer too, while you're at it.
15:57 < nvz> he even told me when he was in school he installed such a backdoor to control his system from school
15:58 < bucky> why are all these sarge installs getting rooted?
15:58 < nvz> though the letmein.com program seems to be gone.. this is something else I reckon
15:59 < zinx> nvz: seriously dude, reinstall.
15:59 < nvz> my brother and dad are becomming more interested in linux now that I am taking them off the network due to infections.. just that they have shitty wireless network cards.. I dont know that I could get the shit to work.
NB: Translation: I guess we know who's the genius of this family

16:30 < mud> is there a defragmenter tool for ext3 or is one not needed?
16:30 * RogueDopple calls the cops
16:30 * RogueDopple calls teh ext3 defragmenter technician
NB: Translation: Please wait on the line and the next available representative will be with you shortly

16:54 < bejer> nvidia has developed freebsd drivers, will they "lose speed" if trying to emulate them, or do they work on openbsd "out of the box"?
NB: Translation: /ig bejer

00:22 -!- freenode-info [~x@381828ac4e2a7344.session.tor] has joined #openbsd
00:22 -freenode-info:#openbsd- You have not identified to receive freenode news. Please type /msg freenode-info identify "password"
00:32 < RogueDopple> thts a new twist freenode-info
00:33 < RogueDopple> do you prefer to spit or swallow idiot
00:38 -!- freenode-info [~x@381828ac4e2a7344.session.tor] has left #openbsd []
NB: Translation: Of all the channels to pick I mean really

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16:24 < empty_mind> where can i find architecture document for openbsd
16:24 < aadil> ?
16:25 < obsidian-> is the nick empty_mind intentionally ironic?
16:26 < RogueDopple> he eh
16:26 < aadil> hehe
16:32 < empty_mind> obsidian-, nope its not ironic, its my behaviour pattern
NB: Translation: Mwa ha ha