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    Default BT5 Gnome 64bit startx issues

    I have Win7 Home Premium 64-Bit installed on my laptop (Asus K52F). I left enough room for a Linux installation when I installed it.

    I went to go install BT5 the other day. It boots the live USB fine, installs fine. I booted from my HD, installed all updates, then ran "startx". This just brought me to a black screen, and nothing happens from here.

    I'm fairly sure this is a driver issue, but I'm not sure. I also don't know how I'd go about fixing this. I'm just using the integrated Intel GMA HD Graphics, my CPU is an i3-350m. Chipset is HM55.

    Any suggestions? I'd really like for this to work.

    Thanks,


    - Jesse

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    Default Re: BT5 Gnome 64bit startx issues

    Have hears a lot say about, Intel Graphics are a problem, Mind u i have same problem now and them with Gnome 64 and Nvidia, have had to reinstall Nvidia a few times as wont start.
    I dont know if this will work in your case. But when u get to command prompt, type: cd /etc/X11 then type rm xorg.conf then try startx.

    It removes the xorg.conf, and renews with a basic one. I have had to do this a few times to get into a desktop.
    I know it works for me and the Nvidia problem, but as i said dont know if it will do it for yours.

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    Default Re: BT5 Gnome 64bit startx issues

    Well that's strange, the xorg.conf file doesn't even seem to exist on my installation

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    Default Re: BT5 Gnome 64bit startx issues

    should be in /etc/X11/ folder. Not sure if it will work as it usually makes it own, alwaays has when i deleted it. But try sudo Xorg -configure and see if that makes one

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    Default Re: BT5 Gnome 64bit startx issues

    Ran "Xorg -configure", created the file "/root/xorg.conf.new". Still wouldn't boot with this. Tried moving it into [the empty] /etc/X11 and renaming it "xorg.conf". Still no dice. This thing just does not want to boot.

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    Lightbulb Re: BT5 Gnome 64bit startx issues

    There is another way which work with every version of BT5
    ===>Reboot BT5 and select "recovery mode" from Grub
    ====>And then select "resume"
    ======>Type username and password at CLI.
    ========Finally type startx to begin GUI.

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    Default Re: BT5 Gnome 64bit startx issues

    Quote Originally Posted by wasim View Post
    There is another way which work with every version of BT5
    ===>Reboot BT5 and select "recovery mode" from Grub
    ====>And then select "resume"
    ======>Type username and password at CLI.
    ========Finally type startx to begin GUI.

    THIS WORKS!

    thank you so much!!

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    Default Respuesta: BT5 Gnome 64bit startx issues

    hi again
    let me give my opinion about this
    Yes it works only for a moment but when i rebooted again was happening the same issue , i.e. that necessarily will select "RECOVERY MODE" from GRUB and then select "Resume", always!
    any suggestions?

    perhaps your issue is about driver intel
    Thanks so much!

    There is another way which work with every version of BT5
    ===>Reboot BT5 and select "recovery mode" from Grub
    ====>And then select "resume"
    ======>Type username and password at CLI.
    ========Finally type startx to begin GUI.

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    Default Re: BT5 Gnome 64bit startx issues

    the same...
    haven't /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    tried to type 'Xorg -configure' and get this conf
    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
    	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    	Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
    	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
    	FontPath     "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    	FontPath     "built-ins"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    	Load  "glx"
    	Load  "dbe"
    	Load  "extmod"
    	Load  "record"
    	Load  "dri2"
    	Load  "dri"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    	Driver      "kbd"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier  "Mouse0"
    	Driver      "mouse"
    	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
    	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "Monitor0"
    	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
    	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "Monitor1"
    	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
    	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            ### Available Driver options are:-
            ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
            ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
            ### [arg]: arg optional
            #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "HWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "UseFBDev"           	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "Rotate"             	# [<str>]
            #Option     "VideoKey"           	# <i>
            #Option     "FlatPanel"          	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "FPDither"           	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "CrtcNumber"         	# <i>
            #Option     "FPScale"            	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "FPTweak"            	# <i>
            #Option     "DualHead"           	# [<bool>]
    	Identifier  "Card0"
    	Driver      "nv"
    	VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
    	BoardName   "Unknown Board"
    	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            ### Available Driver options are:-
            ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
            ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
            ### [arg]: arg optional
            #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "ColorKey"           	# <i>
            #Option     "CacheLines"         	# <i>
            #Option     "Dac6Bit"            	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "DRI"                	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "NoDDC"              	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "ShowCache"          	# [<bool>]
            #Option     "XvMCSurfaces"       	# <i>
            #Option     "PageFlip"           	# [<bool>]
    	Identifier  "Card1"
    	Driver      "intel"
    	VendorName  "Intel Corporation"
    	BoardName   "Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller"
    	BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "Screen0"
    	Device     "Card0"
    	Monitor    "Monitor0"
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     1
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     4
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     8
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     15
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     16
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "Screen1"
    	Device     "Card1"
    	Monitor    "Monitor1"
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     1
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     4
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     8
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     15
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     16
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    after use it, and black screen again!
    But when i trying to use LiveUsb, i have the black screen in a console, trying to type blind 'startx', and normal screen
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks...

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    Default Re: BT5 Gnome 64bit startx issues

    This topic has been brought up many times. One of the many threads about it is this one: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ll-startx.html

    The fix that works for me permanently is:
    Edit your grub file with:
    Code:
     gedit /etc/default/grub
    Find this line in that file
    Code:
     GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text splash nomodeset=1 vga=791"
    change that line to
    Code:
     GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i915.modeset=1 vga=791"
    Save and close this file.
    Regenerate your grub.cfg for the changes to take effect by but this code in terminal
    Code:
     update-grub

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