NVIDIA complains that it cannot install with x running.
All I want to do is kill the X server, but I can't do that. If I kill it, it simply restarts. I found an article claiming I could change the grub parameter of the kernel to:
but this doesn't work with 13.04, it boots as usual into X.
I tried init 1, but it warned me not to install in single user mode either.
I would probably prefer the proprietary NVIDIA driver, though this process is difficult and seems much, much worse than it used to be under Fedora Core 4, a giant step backward in ease of installation. Why is it so hard to come by instructions for something so mainstream? Why is it now so hard to shut down the X server?
As an alternative I would be willing to use the nvidia_current package, but want to be able to use dual screens, twinview to nvidia. Does the open software driver support that? Does it also support rotating monitors by 90 degrees?