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    Default HP DV7 - ATI HD 5650 startx issue (Black screen)

    Hi

    I install backtrack 5 on my hard disc an I have starnge issue.

    firt on boot, I have black screen, don't see terminal, but i made startx to have graphique mode and i install backtrack on my hard disk.

    I install it without any probleme but on firt boot i have blackscreen with startx

    firt I think it's driver issue, I install ATI driver

    Code:
    wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-11-5-x86.x86_64.run
    sh ati-driver-installer-11-5-x86.x86_64.run
    but still not working......

    any suggestion about this ?

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    Default Re: HP DV7 - ATI HD 5650 startx issue (Black screen)

    I got the same problem when I try to use the proprietary ATI driver...
    I'm now using the xorg.conf.failsafe, so I can not use the full resolution of my display
    You could uninstall fglrx and then do the following command:

    cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsafe /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    It worked for me.

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    Default Re: HP DV7 - ATI HD 5650 startx issue (Black screen)

    Quote Originally Posted by mbooma View Post
    Hi

    I install backtrack 5 on my hard disc an I have starnge issue.

    firt on boot, I have black screen, don't see terminal, but i made startx to have graphique mode and i install backtrack on my hard disk.



    I install it without any probleme but on firt boot i have blackscreen with startx

    firt I think it's driver issue, I install ATI driver

    Code:
    wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-11-5-x86.x86_64.run
    sh ati-driver-installer-11-5-x86.x86_64.run
    but still not working......

    any suggestion about this ?
    Code:
    chmod +x ati-driver-installer-11-5-x86.x86_64.run
    ./ati-driver-installer-11-5-x86.x86_64.run
    Follow the installer wizard.
    reboot

    when it comes back up run the following from the console:
    Code:
    aticonfig --initial
    then run:
    Code:
    startx
    Should come up fine after that using the ATI driver.

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    Default Re: HP DV7 - ATI HD 5650 startx issue (Black screen)

    I posted a reply with the procedure I used but for some reason it won't come up.

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    Default Re: HP DV7 - ATI HD 5650 startx issue (Black screen)

    I will try new installation now

    I tried i915.modset=1 but not working for me...

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    Angry Re: HP DV7 - ATI HD 5650 startx issue (Black screen)

    yea im having the same problem i tried bt5 gnome 32bit on my dv7 and nv53 bith with ati graphics and its just not working

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    Default Re: HP DV7 - ATI HD 5650 startx issue (Black screen)

    Here's another thing to try:

    edit your grub boot parameters and add
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    radeon.modeset=0
    to the end of your linux boot line. If this is the same issue that I'm seeing on Ubuntu's Natty (11.04), it's a race-condition in the driver for handling run-time switching of the graphics cards.

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    Default Re: HP DV7 - ATI HD 5650 startx issue (Black screen)

    If you have a intel HD Graphics. tried change the line "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=text splash nomodeset vga=791" to "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=text splash nomodeset to i915.modeset=1" of the /etc/default/grub file.

    it's work for me.

    i have ASUS laptop with intel HD graphics and Nvidia GT 540M. it's fix my problem in that black screen after install nvidia driver.

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    Default Re: HP DV7 - ATI HD 5650 startx issue (Black screen)

    and, if its ati video, change it to radeon.modeset=0 as per my white screen of death fix in the fixes section.
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    Default Re: HP DV7 - ATI HD 5650 startx issue (Black screen)

    Same problem here but my video car is ATI HD5450 and i can't install the BT5 because when i type startx on the prompt i get the black screen...

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