Installing on old laptop
I am trying to install backtrack on an old compaq armanda laptop. I boot of the cd and i get "you passed an undefined mode number". I press enter and i have a few video mode options which i have tried with no success. i have also tried the scan for best video mode and i have also tried the xconf. Is there anything else i can try. it loads up and I can move the mouse but its just a black screen??
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It says after you try xconf to hit Ctrl+Alt+Plus if you get the black screen your talking about..try that.
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what is your video card ati ? nvidia ? some may cause pb i read on forum
maybe it's only a video driver pb...
I got it working by typing flux. It wont work with startx.
Originally Posted by jay2005
have you tried manually setting it to something like vesa using "xorgconfig" at bash?
Try typing xconf after log in, then try starting X
Im running BT3 on my eee pc and I am getting this error. I also hit enter and If I choose 1, it will boot up fine, how can I automate this process so I don't have to enter 1 every boot?
Also, 1 is the only video option that works, otherwise I get a fatal error and have to reboot.
I too am using the eee PC, and receive the "You passed an undefined...". Been searching through the forum and can only find 3 posts. I'm gonna check out the eeeuser forums and see if there's anything documented there.
That is the only error I have been unable to over come as well. I have tried numerous different vga's and other things but to no avail. Its only a little annoying so who cares.
PH, did you try changing vga=0x317 in syslinux.cfg? 0x317 is 1024x768 framebuffer mode, you see. This is outside the range for the eee.
Try vga=0x311 (this is 640x480 16bit FB mode)
or, with the eee's 800x600 capability you could try
vga=0x314 (this is 800x600 16bit FB mode)