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    Default Big resolution with bt4

    I'm sorry to all brother if i posted this topic in a wrong folder. It's my first post since i used bt. Before i used bt3, it worked find with my laptop but since bt4 was released i decided to test it because i wanted to find out what are new. Then i've downloaded it and burnt it into Dvd. But i don't know why after typing startx, i can't see anything besides big letter (very big). Can anyone kindly help me? Thank again in advance. And sorry again too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pop.boy View Post
    I'm sorry to all brother if i posted this topic in a wrong folder. It's my first post since i used bt. Before i used bt3, it worked find with my laptop but since bt4 was released i decided to test it because i wanted to find out what are new. Then i've downloaded it and burnt it into Dvd. But i don't know why after typing startx, i can't see anything besides big letter (very big). Can anyone kindly help me? Thank again in advance. And sorry again too.
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    @pop.boy
    You could try starting the XServer with
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    # startx -- -dpi 96
    and see if that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by pop.boy View Post
    i don't know why after typing startx, i can't see anything besides big letter (very big). Can anyone kindly help me? Thank again in advance. And sorry again too.
    once u are in Xwindows try clicking ;;
    CONTROL +
    or
    CONTROL -
    that should cylce thru resolutions available to you.

    also u wanna make sure the right module is getting loaded for yr video card, in my case I needed to load "nvidiafb" (which came with backtrack 4beta = in the /lib/modules/2.6.28.1/kernel/drivers/video/ folder)... but after learning more, I ended up downloading the latest linux nvidia display driver directly from the nvidia.com website, installed the driver, and let it auto-conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf - this seemed to work pretty well. now I don't know what resolution u are looking to get, but even after letting nvidia driver auto-config'd my xorg.conf file, I still had to manually configure it to allow 2560x1600 resolution (i got a 30" monitor).

    one other note, might be of use if u got nvidia card... the backtrack4 beta DVD comes with CUDA and NVIDIA drivers (correct me if I am wrong there guys!) dated 01/30/2009 in the folder = /opt/cuda ... to install do the following ;

    dpkg --force-overwrite -i /opt/cuda/nv_20090130-1_i386.deb
    ldconfig
    depmod -a
    modprobe nvidia

    good luck!

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