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    Default Interesting error cycle

    Ok, so I tried linuxlive key boot maker as well as Unetbootin on two different USB keys...

    Whenever I try to run off of the live keys on my laptop, I get errors and/or a black screen. On other computers it works fine.

    The error when trying safe mode (in normal, I only get a black screen) I get the error:
    Error Atom Bios stuck Executing CBBA 0xCBD6.
    I also get a few other error codes but all the same definition of the code.

    Also, it starts off with executable_table_locked.

    I'm not quite sure what to do at this point... Any ideas?

    :edit:

    More details!

    The laptop is the Acer 3820TG-7945, with switch-able intel-ATI graphics. I know ubunto can work with switch-able graphics - but I want backtrack 5.

    Now, when I enter safe mode...
    I get that lovely screen where everything loaded nicely, but I want to startx. So.. I type in startx.
    Black screen.

    Now lets go to safe mode and press tab, and erase text--. I get to Driver supports precise vblank timestamp query, then stops. sits there for 15minutes. SO, I cut power as CTL-ALT-DEL does nothing.

    I get REALLY curious and try entering forensic mode. Not what I want as I'm trying to install it, but hey, just for fun. Black screen.

    So, I've tried 32 and 64 bit versions of Gnome. I can go for KDE if you guys think it's a solution, but I've downloaded the Gnome version several times in order to correct this hoping for corrupt ISOs. And I DO want to make it work without disabling switchable graphics. In fact, I haven't tried with it disabled, so I'll give it a shot now.

    Black screen... So that didn't solve anything. I'm at a loss here guys. Anyone have any ideas?

    :edit:

    Ok, so I tried:

    wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/at...x86.x86_64.run
    sh ati-driver-installer-11-5-x86.x86_64.run

    Results to follow. Oh, right, just so everyone knows what's going on, I set the discrete graphics instead of switchable in bios... Then did that...

    Then just go through the prompts and select recommended (I'm not quite an expert so... if I screw up... then it's probably due to something there...)...

    then I ran startx and got a black screen... This is just not working well for me... I can't even get to the stage to install it on my laptop...

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    Default Re: Interesting error cycle

    Ok, so I managed to get into the graphical interface now. I just had to do a battery pull and continue from there.

    I go to the install... finally. let's see if this works!

    English --> Canada --> USA Keyboard --> Select disk.... --> Resizing partition --> Going out to eat. Don't have the time to sit and wait... will update when back

    All went well, it installed. Next I had to re-install the drivers for ATI, and to the apt-get check because I was missing some dependencies.

    sudo apt-get install libqtgui4 was run, then...

    I did apt-get update, then apt-get autoremove. This made things run nicely

    Furthermore, running wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/at...x86.x86_64.run
    Then sh ati-driver-installer-11-5-x86.x86_64.run
    made it install the drivers, but it didnt work, so I had to build the .deb. This is done through:

    sudo dpkg -i *.deb

    run sudo aticonfig --initial

    then reboot.

    Upon reboot, I did apt-get check, then apt-get update and things were swell. It's now working fine... I still have one problem however... I CAN'T seem to get Visual Effects to work :S Any ideas would be appreciated. I will do more research as well and update in here to help anyone else with similar issues.

    :edit:

    ... Seriously... Ok, that was an easy fix. I didn't even have to blow my mind thinking too hard. I just checked to see if my compiz was updated, and it wasn't even installed. To enable visual effects just install compiz. Done.

    :edit:

    Ok, now another problem. I just had to restart, and then BAM, visual effects gone, and I have a giant black X. I will have to google this... I can re-enable the visual effects... do I really want to do that each time?

    :edit:

    Installing compiz and compiz add-ons made that problem work. Apparently backtrack doesnt come with compiz :P So, basically, my problems are solved, and I hope this helps you with yours.

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