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    Unhappy Video adapter problems.

    Recently I installed BT4 R2 on a core I-3 system with Intel HD 2000 graphics.
    There is also an ATI X300 PCI-E card present.

    I couldn't get the screen resolution @ 1600*1200 on the Intel, and from what I read, installing Intel drivers is a pit of a pain in the a$$, so I decided to install the ATI drivers instead, but after rebooting and startx, I got a garbled screen, replacing xorg.conf also didn't help, neither did fixing xserver in the recovery mode.

    As a sidenote, I didn't install the ATI drivers in the right way, I should have generated the right packages for my distro, and here is my question, what is the exact Ubuntu version for this release of BT4??

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    Default Re: Video adapter problems.

    Backtrack is based on Ubuntu 8.10
    Back|track giving machine guns to monkeys since 2007 !

    Do not read the Wiki, most your questions will not be answered there !
    Do not take a look at the: Forum Rules !

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    Default Re: Video adapter problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by sickness View Post
    Backtrack is based on Ubuntu 8.10
    Thanks for that, I'll give it another swing, and see if it worx.

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    Default Re: Video adapter problems.

    Try downloading the ati linux drivers from the ati website, I had a problem with my graphics card like this recently and It solved it.

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    Default Re: Video adapter problems.

    I did DL the drivers from AMD/ATI, but got too much problems, the open source ATI drivers however did the trick!

    And here's the howto:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=7505004

    When it was working again, I made my onboard graphics adapter primary, but after that I got the same screen as in the beginning, and since I don't want to change bios settings every time I boot BT, I decided to install the Intel graphics, but it needs a lot of upgrading, and of course some crucial stuff wasn't online/available at the moment, so I will try it again later........

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