Can you upload the full iso or a rar of the files you have on your USB would be greatly appreichiated :) thx
Hello, i've made it that far in this tutorial, but im a little unclear of what to do with the cxxlibs. I've extracted it with ark, and it produced 3 folders. I'm not sure what to change in the script, or what part of the file structure i'm supposed to change. I know this is an old thread and i'm hoping someone will see this. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.
I was going to post on this - but I'll add the only bit I didn't see to this one instead. If you are using a samsung laptop (or from what I gather having travel the t'internet for ages any samsung monitor) you may have a further problem.
Hardware: Samsung R40+ (ATI x1250)
Effect: "no useable screens" or "not supported Depth(8)" on startx
or the "display(null)" message when using fglrxinfo. (if you're using an ati graphics card and don't know what I'm on about start at "http: // m.domaindlx.com/LinuxHelp/ati/ati.htm"
There is one last change - xorg.conf.
1) To make the change you'll need to know what resolutions and refresh rates your monitor supports (if like me you are more at home on windows use
display settings -> advanced settings -> list all modes
2) Ensure you've gone through the Ati Catalyst drivers installation mentioned above first
3) run the following after logging in "root" "toor":
4) select xorg.conf, press F4 to edit
Find the section "Screen", add a line under "Monitor" for "DefaultDepth 24" (as startx seems to pick depth 8 by default otherwise)
, delete any other Subsection "Display" entries than the one for 24 and add one of your card/monitors valid modes/refresh rates. Here is mine below
where the resolution i was after was 1280 x 800 (obvious) and the _59 is the refresh rate. What originally caught my laptop out was the assumed default refresh rate was not supported by my monitor.
ViewPort 0 0
5) Save with F2, confirm and quit midnight commander.
Further errors indicate that the mode is wrong, a blank screen most likely means that the refresh rate you (didn't) choose was unsupported
The whole thing is *way* easier if you use the swap and changes partitions to persist your live CD installation.
What a baptism of fire my very first linux experience was! I'm now not so scared of the beast, and have passed the first test in my companies ethical hacker course ("get you're laptop working"). Penetration testing here we come.
I have Packard Bell laptop with x1250 ati graphic card, and i have finally succeeded to see KDE on my desktop with below steps;
downloaded latest driver from ati page,
created modules with command;
./ati-driver-installer-8-11-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Slackware/All
this command produced 2 tgz files, then i have created modules with tgz2lzm command for both files.
booted with "BT3 Text mode Frame Buffer" mode, at command prompt typed
aticonfig --initial --force
this modified the file under /etc/X11/xorg.conf as per my card, then i was able to start KDE with startx
in order to make my settings permanent, i extracted /BT3/base/etc.lzm file with lzm2dir command to my desktop (/root/Desktop/etc/X11),
copied newly created /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to the extracted folder (/root/Desktop/etc/X11). with dir2lzm command,
recreated the etc.lzm module with new xorg.conf file (be carefull that lzm has the same folder structure as original like etc/X11/xorg.conf )
then copied etc.lzm to my usb stick /BT3/base/ folder.
thats it !!
ps. make sure you have kernel.lzm in your BT3/base folder.
i have read a tutorial but not tried yet, by coppiying the new modified xorg.conf file in iso to /BT3/rootcopy/etc/X11 folder may also work.