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    Default HP pavilion dv4 installation problem

    hi guys i m new to backtrack man i need ur support yesterday i had downloaded bt4-final.iso and burnt it to a dvd at slow speed as guided when i ran it i selected 800x600 it loaded the drivers then left me with the root@bt prompt i entered startx it shuts by giving some error devive set to priority 1 i used it on my desktop pc where it run smoothely after entering startx then i used it on another hp dv4 laptop and got the same problem
    this is what i m getting after typing startx

    BackTrack 4 (PwnSauce) Penetration Testing and Auditing Distribution
    root@bt:~# startx
    warning; process set to priority -1 instead of requested priority 0
    Release Date: 10 October 2008
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-19-server 1686 Ubuntu ¦Current Operating System: Linux bt 2.6.30.9 #l SMP Tue Dec 1 21:51:88 EST 2009 i6
    build Date: 09 March 2009 10:48:54AM
    xorg-server 2:1.5.2-2ubuntu3.1 (buildd@rothera.buildd)
    |Before reporting problems, check http:/wiki.x.org to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Module Loader present
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting. (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational, (WW) warning, (EE) error, (!!) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    ( = = ) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log". Time: Thu Feb 11 23:16:26 2010
    ( = =) Using config file: "Vetc/'Xll/'xorg.conf"
    Primary device is not PCI
    (EE) Mo devices detected.
    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    giving up.
    xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
    xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
    root@bt:~#
    could you plz help.....
    i m using
    hp-dv4 2106tx
    core i3 ,3gb ram
    ati radeon 4550 graphics card
    any help would be greatly appreciated thnx)

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    Default Re: HP pavilion dv4 installation problem

    I've run into similar problems in the past using the BT4 LiveCD on various desktops/laptops. There are a few posts on this forum addressing this problem (as well as other Linux distro support sites). You can try and reconfigure X by entering the following:

    root@bt:~# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

    You will be asked a series of different questions about your display. Try and manage the best you can or select the defaults where applicable. If things don't work initially go back and try a new setting or look up your display device for the specs rather than guessing.

    I haven't used it yet but several other members make reference to using the following command :

    root@bt:~# fix-vesa

    I went and changed the xorg.conf file manually which I'm guessing probably did the same thing as using the fix-vesa command?

    Anyhow, if neither of the above work, google is your friend. Good luck!

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    Default Re: HP pavilion dv4 installation problem

    thnx for your reply ...
    i tried fix-vesa but it also doesnt worked for me...

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    Default Re: HP pavilion dv4 installation problem

    You tried using both commands and nothing works? Did you look up the specs for your screen and use them when reconfiguring X?

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    Default Re: HP pavilion dv4 installation problem

    hi zeee i searched a lot and found that backtrack have some problem with my dual display adapter my pc has two built in adapters one is
    intel graphics media accelerator hd
    and another one is ati mobility radenon 4550
    now when it found two display adapter backtrack does not know which one to set primary and x server shuts by giving error i earlier mentioned
    ..well i was thinking that there is anyway to force backtrack to select one of them...
    i f there is someway then plz let me know thnx...

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