I have an HP dv8000 / dv8235nr laptop(http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=1843762) trying to run BT5 32bit KDE. I am doing a full install to the HD. This machine is dedicated to BT5/Testing. When I boot off the live CD, I notice that the screen resolution is the max (1440 x 900) and works fine. However, if I do a HD install, the max resolution I can get is 1024x768. So, I tried the Gnome version and I got the same result. When I searched these forums and google, I found out that I needed to download and install the nVidia drivers. The display adapter in this laptop is a NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400.
So my first attempt, I installed KDE and downloaded the drivers from nVidia. I followed these instructions.(http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...deo-cards.html) I ended up getting the driver installed after a couple other steps not mentioned in the article (had to do with prepare-kernel-sources). when I would start X, the system would get through the first three symbols and hang on the fourth. I could never get into X again. I have reinstalled BT532bKDE at least 14 times trying all the different combinations and tips from other searches and I still can not get it to work. If I install Gnome, I can get it to work fine but I prefer KDE.
I have tried the following command but all failed:
apt-get install nvidia-driver
apt-get install nvidia-drivers
I am at a loss. I am not sure what to do next. I have searched the forums for hours and hours trying everything I can find with no success.
I have tried the following articles: