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    This is the problem.
    From USB worked perfectly, but after I installed it I have a very low resolution.
    I have no idea why, especially since it works from USB.
    I have a nvidia card, not sure what model exactly.
    Any help?
    I deleted bt4, and backtrack5 is unusable right now.
    Anyone knows how to get a normal screen?
    Ctrl+alt+keypad +/- does work, giving me an even smaller resolution (600 I think).
    What can I do?

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    Default Re: Backtrack, 800x600, but fine from USB?

    you can use 'nvidia-settings' to change your resolution, or you can specify the resolution within xorg.conf
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    Default Re: Backtrack, 800x600, but fine from USB?

    press CTRL+ALT+F1, to switch session

    Write:
    Xorg -configure
    this will generate an xorg.conf file (with the current drivers) on the root folder
    Edit xorg.conf file:
    if you are having problems with Refresh rate(having an old CRT screen) add into Section "Monitor" this line "VertRefresh 70"(with out quotes and the refresh rate your monitor will support )
    To change resolution goto Section "Screen" SubSection "Display" with the default section you chose and put "800x600" first

    After you finishediting xorg.conf copy it to /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d/ and use the command startx and you will have your resolution fixed

    PHP Code:
    # xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

    #
    # this xorg.conf is working for me (Voland666) on Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn with
    # xserver-xorg-video-intel_2.1.0-1ubuntu1_i386 xf86-video-intel-2.1.0 driver
    # Dell Latitude D630 - Intel X3100, AUOptronics 1440x900 local flat panel
    # Wacom CTF-420 Volito2 graphics tablet, Alps GlidePoint touchpad
    #

    Section "ServerFlags"
        
    Option        "DefaultServerLayout"    "ServerLayout0"
    EndSection

    Section 
    "ServerLayout"
        
    Identifier    "ServerLayout0"
        
    Screen        "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    
    "Keyboard0"
        
    InputDevice    "Mouse0"
    #    InputDevice    "Mouse1"    "SendCoreEvents"
        
    InputDevice    "Stylus0"     "SendCoreEvents"
    #    InputDevice    "Eraser0"     "SendCoreEvents"
        
    InputDevice    "Touchpad0"
    EndSection

    Section 
    "Files"
    EndSection

    Section 
    "Module"
    EndSection

    Section 
    "InputDevice"
        
    Identifier    "Keyboard0"
        
    Driver        "kbd"
        
    Option        "CoreKeyboard"
        
    Option        "XkbRules"    "xorg"
        
    Option        "XkbModel"    "pc105"
        
    Option        "XkbLayout"    "it"
        
    Option        "XkbOptions"    "lv3:ralt_switch"
    EndSection

    Section 
    "InputDevice"
        
    Identifier    "Mouse0"
        
    Driver        "mouse"
        
    Option        "CorePointer"
        
    Option        "Device"        "/dev/input/mice"
        
    Option        "Protocol"        "ImPS/2"
        
    Option        "ZAxisMapping"        "4 5"
        
    Option        "Emulate3Buttons"    "true"
    EndSection

    Section 
    "InputDevice"
        
    Identifier    "Touchpad0"
          
    Driver        "synaptics"
        
    Option        "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        
    Option        "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        
    Option        "Protocol"                "auto-dev"
        
    Option        "SHMConfig"             "on"
        
    Option        "HorizScrollDelta"        "10"
        
    Option        "VertScrollDelta"        "10"
    #    Option        "HorizTwoFingerScroll"    "true"
    #    Option        "VertTwoFingerScroll"    "true"
        
    Option        "LockedDrags"            "false"
        
    Option        "EdgeMotionUseAlways"    "true"
        
    Option        "EdgeMotionMinSpeed"       "10"
        
    Option        "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed"    "200"
        
    Option        "EmulateMidButtonTime"    "100"
        
    Option        "MinSpeed"                 "0.5"
         
    Option        "MaxSpeed"                 "1.0"
         
    Option        "AccelFactor"             "0.1"
    EndSection

    Section 
    "InputDevice"
        
    Identifier    "Stylus0"
        
    Driver        "wacom"
        
    Option        "Device"    "/dev/input/wacom"
        
    Option        "Type"        "stylus"
        
    Option        "USB"        "on"
        
    Option        "Suppress"    "6"
        
    Option        "Threshold"    "50"
        
    Option        "PressCurve"    "25,0,100,75"
        
    Option        "KeepShape"    "on"
        
    Option        "ForceDevice"    "ISDV4"        # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    #Section "InputDevice"
    #    Identifier    "Eraser0"
    #    Driver        "wacom"
    #    Option        "Device"    "/dev/input/wacom"
    #    Option        "Type"        "eraser"
    #    Option        "USB"         "on"
    #    Option        "ForceDevice"    "ISDV4"        # Tablet PC ONLY
    #EndSection
    #Section "InputDevice"
    #    Identifier    "Mouse1"
    #    Driver        "wacom"
    #    Option        "Device"    "/dev/input/wacom"
    #    Option        "Type"        "cursor"
    #    Option        "Mode"        "relative"
    #    Option        "USB"        "on"
    #    Option        "ForceDevice"    "ISDV4"        # Tablet PC ONLY
    #EndSection
    #Section "InputDevice"
    #    Identifier    "Tablet0"
    #    Driver        "wacom"
    #    Option        "Device"    "/dev/input/wacom"
    #    Option        "Type"        "pad"
    #    Option        "ButtonsOnly"    "on"
    #    Option        "Button9"    "2"
    #    Option        "Button10"    "3"
    #    Option        "USB"        "on"
    #    Option        "ForceDevice"    "ISDV4"        # Tablet PC ONLY
    #EndSection

    Section "Device"
        
    Identifier    "Device0"
        
    Driver        "intel"
        
    BusID        "PCI:0:2:0"
    #    Option         "AccelMethod"         "EXA"
    #    Option         "MonitorLayout"     "LFP,NONE"
        # "<PIPEA>,<PIPEB>" e.g.: "CRT+DFP,LFP"
        # CRT, LFP, DFP, TV, CRT2, LFP2, DFP2, TV2, NONE
    EndSection

    Section 
    "Monitor"
        
    Identifier    "Monitor0"
        
    VendorName    "AU Optronics"
        
    ModelName    "B141PW01"
    #    DisplaySize    305 190
        
    VertRefresh    70
        Option        
    "DPMS"
        
    Gamma        0.75 0.65 0.60     #see also /etc/X11/Xsession.d/95x11-xgamma
    EndSection

    Section 
    "Screen"
        
    Identifier        "Screen0"
        
    Device            "Device0"
        
    Monitor            "Monitor0"
        
    DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection 
    "Display"
            
    Depth        1
            Modes        
    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        
    EndSubSection
        SubSection 
    "Display"
            
    Depth        4
            Modes         
    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        
    EndSubSection
        SubSection 
    "Display"
            
    Depth        8
            Modes        
    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        
    EndSubSection
        SubSection 
    "Display"
            
    Depth        15
            Modes        
    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        
    EndSubSection
        SubSection 
    "Display"
            
    Depth        16
            Modes        
    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        
    EndSubSection
        SubSection 
    "Display"
            
    Depth        24
            Modes        
    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        
    EndSubSection
    EndSection 

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    Exclamation Re: Backtrack, 800x600, but fine from USB?

    HEy..
    i have the same problem as this one ; i had a verry good resolution in live cd was 1600*900 and when i install the bt5 gnome resolution 800*600 and unknow monitor and canon find the nvdia control panel ... i dunno what should i do to fix resolution

    NOte : i have monitore samsung SyncMAster 2033sw and nvida 8400gs thx for reply

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    Default Re: Backtrack, 800x600, but fine from USB?

    Nevermind, had to install the drv from Nvidia.

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    Wink Re: Backtrack, 800x600, but fine from USB?

    Quote Originally Posted by gringoire View Post
    This is the problem.
    From USB worked perfectly, but after I installed it I have a very low resolution.
    I have no idea why, especially since it works from USB.
    I have a nvidia card, not sure what model exactly.
    Any help?
    I deleted bt4, and backtrack5 is unusable right now.
    Anyone knows how to get a normal screen?
    Ctrl+alt+keypad +/- does work, giving me an even smaller resolution (600 I think).
    What can I do?
    I had the same issue as you with a new install. It only gave me two options which were nowhere near my actual screen resolution.

    Try this if the Nvidia-Settings is giving you a "run nvidia-xconfig as root" message.

    #open a terminal
    #type in the following

    add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-s-swat/x-updates

    #it may give you a message about needing python-software-properties
    #if it does just type in "apt-get install python-software-properties"
    #Next, type in the following

    apt-get update && apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-modaliases nvidia-settings

    #after those install REBOOT
    #while you're still in text mode and haven't started X yet type in the
    #following

    nvidia-xconfig

    #now REBOOT
    #after you reboot and startx, you should be able to access the
    #nvidia-settings and make all the necessary adjustments
    #hope this helped

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    Default Re: Backtrack, 800x600, but fine from USB?

    ##I had the same problem with a fresh install. This was the way that I worked around
    ##it. Open up a terminal and type the following....

    add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

    ##it may prompt you to install a python program. do so if it does.
    ##after you have added the repo, type in the following

    apt-get update && apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-modaliases nvidia-settings

    ##once those have downloaded and installed, REBOOT
    ##after you have rebooted and are still in the command line before you run 'startx'
    ##type in the following...

    nvidia-xconfig

    ##it will tell you that there is not one currently and that it has saved a new one
    ##REBOOT again. Once you are done with this it should boot up in the appropriate
    ##resolution, but if not, you should now be able to change it to whatever you like.
    ##hope this helped

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