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    Default GUI Display problem on BackTrack USB - Black screen

    I just recently made a usb live for my old pc. everything seems to start up fine with the usb but when i type startx the screen goes black and the monitor goes off. but i can still hear the music when the program starts up any help is appreciated

    system specs
    2.5 gb ram
    OC P4 @ 3.9GHz
    Nvidia 8600Gt
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    Default Re: GUI Display problem on BackTrack USB - Black screen

    Hey! My signature is finally useful.

    Code:
    fix-vesa
    Try that and see what happens.
    Common Knowledge: Username, "root". Password, "toor". "startx" gives you a GUI, and "fix-vesa" will fix BT if you have no GUI. Start networking with "/etc/init.d/networking start" and check your IP settings with "ifconfig -a". "dhclient" will automatically use DHCP for your IP. Google is your friend.

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    Default Re: GUI Display problem on BackTrack USB - Black screen

    Try and install nvidia drivers. Google should be able to give you some guidance on that.

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