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    Quote Originally Posted by ««EDocTooR»» View Post
    When I googled
    NVIDIA-Linux-x86_32-169.12-pkg1.run
    Only this page was displayed, could there be a typo?
    Take the "_32" out of there. That was a mistake on my part.



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    This is my transcript that I used to install

    Code:
    QTParted:
    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=115843&package_id=173828
    I choose gparted-livecd-0.3.4-11.iso   
    
    (1) GParted Live (Default settings) enter
    Don't touch keymap enter
    [0] enter
    Select your monitor screen size 1440x900 enter
    [33] enter
    -------------------------------------------------------
    Create a Partition for BT3; type et3; and apply changes
    -------------------------------------------------------
    My End results
    /dev/sda1 ntfs WIN_XP 53 GB
    /dev/sda2 ext3 UBUNTU_8.04 23 GB 
    /dev/sda3 ext3 BT3_USB_FUL 14.51 GB
    /dev/sda4 linux-swap ID 1.92 GB (Shared BT3 & Ubuntu)
    =======================================================
    
    Note: I had to go to Windows (r) and use UltraISO which let me open, and delete, and add any file that I wanted to
    the bootable BT3 USB ISO, and with one click create the Modified ISO. 
    
    bt ~ # uname -a
    Linux bt 2.6.21.5 #4 SMP Thu Apr 10 04:23:56 GMT 2008 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.86GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
    bt ~ # uname -r
    2.6.21.5
    bt ~ # ls /dev/sd*
    /dev/sda  /dev/sda1  /dev/sda2  /dev/sda3  /dev/sda4
    bt ~ # ls /dev/hd*
    /dev/hdc
    bt ~ # ls /mnt
    floppy/  hdc/  live/  sda1/  sda2/  sda3/
    bt ~ # mount -l
    /dev/sda1 on /mnt/sda1 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,allow_other,blksize=4096)
    /dev/sda2 on /mnt/sda2 type ext3 (rw,noatime) [UBUNTU_8.04]
    /dev/sda3 on /mnt/sda3 type ext3 (rw,noatime) [BT3_USB_FUL]
    bt ~ # . Now you have your details, note it helps to Label your BT3 partition BT3_USB_FUL during the partition process.
    bt ~ # . If you haven't created and started your swap-partition do the next two commands.
    	bt ~ # mkswap /dev/sda4
    	bt ~ # swapon /dev/sda4
    bt ~ # mkdir /mnt/backtrack
    bt ~ # mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/backtrack/
    bt ~ # mkdir /mnt/backtrack/boot/
    bt ~ # cp --preserve -R /{bin,dev,changes,boot,home,pentest,root,usr,etc,lib,opt,sbin,var} /mnt/backtrack/
    bt ~ # mkdir /mnt/backtrack/{mnt,proc,sys,tmp}
    bt ~ # mount --bind /dev/ /mnt/backtrack/dev/
    bt ~ # mount -t proc proc /mnt/backtrack/proc/
    bt ~ # cp /boot/vmlinuz /mnt/backtrack/boot/
    bt ~ # mkdir /mnt/backtrack/mnt/{floppy,hdc,sda1,sda2,sda3}
    bt ~ # chroot /mnt/backtrack/ /bin/bash
    bt / # cd /root/
    bt ~ # wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/169.12/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.12-pkg1.run
    
    write this down "sudo sh inux-x86/169.12/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.12-pkg1.run
    
    bt ~ # exit
    Edit your lilo or grub
    bt ~ # reboot
    reboot into NO X
    bt login: ********
    password: ********
    bt ~ # cd /root/
    bt ~ # sudo sh Linux-x86/169.12/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.12-pkg1.run
    
    This will start the driver installer. Choose yes to all of the questions 
    besides the one to connect and search for a kernel. Choose no here 
    becauase we want to build a new kernel. When you select yes to 
    building a new kernel, an "error" will come up saying there was an 
    issue with the way the previous drivers were installed. Ignoire it, 
    there's nothing wrong. Continue with the installation until it has 
    completed and when it asks if you want the installer to 
    auto-configure your xorg.conf for you choose no.
    
    bt ~ # nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals -d 24
    
    nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "Enable"
    EndSection
    Here is a copy of my # nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    When the CUBEZ WAS WORKING, for those brave enough to
    continue.

    Code:
    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder3)  Mon Apr 16 20:37:13 PDT 2007
    
    # File generated by XFdrake (rev 57713)
    # **********************************************************************
    # Refer to the xorg.conf man page for details about the format of
    # this file.
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "layout1"
        Screen         "screen1" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    
        # font server independent of the X server to render fonts.
        # minimal fonts to allow X to run without xfs
        FontPath        "unix/:-1"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load           "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
        Load           "v4l" # Video for Linux
        Load           "extmod"
        Load           "type1"
        Load           "freetype"
        Load           "glx" # 3D layer
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
    
        #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
     # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
        #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
        Option         "allowmouseopenfail"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "Keyboard1"
        Driver         "kbd"
        Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option         "XkbLayout" "de"
        Option         "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
        Option         "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "Mouse1"
        Driver         "mouse"
        Option         "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    
      # 1024x786 @ 75.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 61.58 kHz; pclk: 83.74 MHz
        Identifier     "monitor1"
        VendorName     "Plug'n Play"
        ModelName      "MCM 17P1"
        HorizSync       30.0 - 96.0
        VertRefresh     50.0 - 160.0
        ModeLine       "1024x786_75.00" 83.7 1024 1080 1192 1360 786 787 790 821 -hsync +vsync
        ModeLine       "1280x1024_85.00" 159.4 1280 1376 1512 1744 1024 1025 1028 1075 -hsync +vsync
        ModeLine       "1280x1024_70.00" 128.9 1280 1368 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1066 -hsync +vsync
        ModeLine       "1024x786_85.00" 96.6 1024 1088 1200 1376 786 787 790 826 -hsync +vsync
        ModeLine       "1280x1024_100.00" 191.0 1280 1376 1520 1760 1024 1025 1028 1085 -hsync +vsync
        ModeLine       "1280x1024_75.00" 138.5 1280 1368 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1069 -hsync +vsync
        ModeLine       "1024x786_60.00" 65.6 1024 1080 1184 1344 786 787 790 814 -hsync +vsync
        ModeLine       "768x576" 50.0 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630
        ModeLine       "768x576" 63.1 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "device1"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "ATI Technologies Inc."
        BoardName      "ATI Mach64 Utah"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "screen1"
        Device         "device1"
        Monitor        "monitor1"
        DefaultDepth    24
        Option         "DPMS"
        Option         "XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps" "1"
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       8
            Modes      "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       15
            Modes      "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       16
            Modes      "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes      "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Extensions"
        Option         "Composite"
    EndSection

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    Quote Originally Posted by ««EDocTooR»» View Post
    I still can't see my title bars.. ShadowKill:



    I was wondering if the statement, "all of the respective modules from the .iso" just meant cubez.lzm and nvidia.lzm?

    Or, does it mean: rm /BT3/modules/* and then copy all the files from the cp /media/cdrom0/BT3/modules/*

    Could you post a copy of your working configuration of xorg please.

    Thanks
    That meant all of the files relating to compiz/nvidia. So yeah rm /BT3/modules/* | cp /media/cdrom0/BT3/modules/* /BT3/modules/ should work fine.

    cubez, nvidia, and pxe should be the only ones in there I believe.

    Give me your xorg and i'll tell you whether its right or not, I'm off the work right now.



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    Hi ShadowKill;

    I am still searching for the " nvidia.lzm " file I can't find it anywhere.

    Please see my post below, and check my install, and xorg.conf

    Thank you again,

    ««EDocTooR»»

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    ShadowKill, I did get the Cubez to work with my Nvidia card; however, I had to use Windows to create the ISO. Secondly, I couldn't switch from flex, kde, without crashes. As a result, I have installed BT3 the normal way.

    Thanks for you time,
    ««EDocTooR»»

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    That's how I created it as well. What crashes are you talking about? At any rate, congrats on getting it to work, even if you don't use it now :/



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    When I am trying to startx, it tells it cant find my graphic card :S
    nivid0 or something doesnt exists, and such. If you need more info on the error message, I can manage to get it.

    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SyntaXe View Post
    When I am trying to startx, it tells it cant find my graphic card :S
    nivid0 or something doesnt exists, and such. If you need more info on the error message, I can manage to get it.

    Cheers.
    That would help



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    It turns out that it successfully boots up with startx when i choose the "compiz" but its like all buggy, some trayicons turns black, and the top of the windows, em, the line with the "X" its kinda gone, its all laggy, and if I try open a terminal, it opens but its just hanging on the desktop, and I cant go anything.

    I have no idea whats hapening >_<

    Edit; I managed to get a screenshot of how things look hxxp://syntaxe.crackforce.org/img/snapshot1.png
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