try this... remove xconf and add this "acpi=off noapic". can you post your hardware?
okay, ill try removing xconf, and adding acpi=off and noapic. ill also give you the hardware specs on the laptop I'm using. I'm at work right now so ill get back to you in a few hours.
Originally Posted by pipedream
ok so i tried removing the xconf and adding the acpi=off and noapic but still got nowhere. =\ heres my laptop specs...
amd athlon 64 x2 dual-core processor TK-57
ATI radeon xpress 1250 graphics
running vista at the moment untill i wipe it (i dislike vista)
try a vesa xorg.conf.
Backup your xorg.conf file and type: "fixvesa"
thanks for the advice muts but unfortuantley im still getting the fatal server error as i mentioned before, i think i pretty much tried everything
Hey, I just set Backtrack 3 to boot from a USB drive. I am having a similar problem. I would boot Bactrack, and after the first menu, I would get a black screen. I tried everything that you guys mentioned, and hitting tab and then entering "acpi=off noapic" seemed to get me furthest. I ran xconf, and it said "Your graphics card has been configured, run startx now". After I did that, it gave me the 'no screens found' error. I have another monitor attached right now I'll unplug it and try again.
Processor: Mobile Dual-Core AMD Turion 64 x2 TL-60, 2 GHz (like Kooze's)
Motherboard: AMD M690 (Hammer)
Graphics: ATI Radeon X1270
have you tried the ati.lzm? (its floating around the board somewhere) I also have an ati video card (x700) and it displays the same error (no screens found) when i use xconf.
I wasn't able to find much on ati.lzm. What is it?/Where can I get it?
EDIT: Once I get it, I just add it to the "Modules" folder with the other .lzm files, right?
ANOTHER EDIT: xconf works fine. I get the 'no screens found' error when i run startx.
yeah i tried the ati.lzm but it didnt work for me.. but maybe itll work for you
heres the ati module (ati.lzm)
heres the how-to on how to get it going
hope that helps... it didnt for me but like i said maybe it will for you
yes, you can do that too, but take a look at the how-to link i gave you too
Originally Posted by lanec42
OK, now I know the "what" and the "how" of ati.lzm, I just don't know where to get it. Was it supposed to come with the USB image? Does it only exist on the CD image? (I'll find that out next.) Do I download it from ATI's website?!
EDIT: Ok, I was posting while you were. Thanks for the link, I'll get to work.
okay, let me know how everything goes