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    Default startx fails after installing a new kernel

    Hey,
    I fighted a bit to get my WLAN working on my Asus eeePC 1001P. I found this guide, which helped on my desktop OS, Ubuntu Karmic, as well as on my Backtrack installation:
    Mind Booster Noori: HOWTO have wireless working on an ASUS EEE PC 1001P in Ubuntu

    However, with the new kernel, Backtracks startx fails. I see some colored action, I suspect the X server does start, some white pixels move when I move the touchpad mouse, but it's a lot like those old pay porn TV channels.

    Weirdly, Ctrl+Alt+F6 fails too. I switch to a totally black screen, and Ctrl+F7 switches back to my weird X.
    It's been a long time since I manually configured an X server (I don't even remember if it's Xorg or that other thing), but didn't I have some file to edit?
    Or maybe the problem is somewhere else - no idea.

    Would be great if someone could help me out here. Thanks in advance

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    Default Upgrading the Ubuntu within Backtrack?

    Hey,
    I sense that my wireless problems will be solved with Apr 29ths Ubuntu Lucid release.
    Would it be possible to retain my Backtrack installation, but upgrade the "subjacent" Ubuntu?
    If so, can I use a guide from a Ubuntu website without breaking some Backtrack-specific stuff?
    Thanks,
    Alex

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    Default Re: Upgrading the Ubuntu within Backtrack?

    No you can't upgrade the Ubuntu part of Backtrack without breaking Backtrack.
    I like the bleeding edge, but I don't like blood loss

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    Default Re: Upgrading the Ubuntu within Backtrack?

    I sense irony in that post. Have mercy :-/

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    Default Re: Upgrading the Ubuntu within Backtrack?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexD View Post
    I sense irony in that post. Have mercy :-/
    Here's a whole boat load of mercy. Check the forum faq section for more info.
    Threads merged. We can't support either one of the above.
    Last edited by Archangel-Amael; 04-19-2010 at 02:44 PM.

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    Default Re: startx fails after installing a new kernel

    If you re-compile/update the kernel, you do so at your own risk. The forum really won't be able to offer support. As you've found out it can and most likely will break BackTrack.

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    Default Re: startx fails after installing a new kernel

    re-install ur graphics driver dude

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    Default Re: startx fails after installing a new kernel

    Quote Originally Posted by MosGuy View Post
    If you re-compile/update the kernel, you do so at your own risk. The forum really won't be able to offer support. As you've found out it can and most likely will break BackTrack.
    Well, it didn't "break BackTrack", but screwed with my X config file, I guess. Anyway, installing the MadWifi-driver after this manual:
    WLAN/MadWifi
    (sorry, German) worked well. Here is the page to download (I used the link to "use this snapshot"):
    madwifi-project.org - Trac

    Quote Originally Posted by badfusion View Post
    re-install ur graphics driver dude
    I don't have that problem anymore, but just out of curiosity: How would I do that?

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