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    Default Help with the server X

    Well first at all...sorry for this thread guys but I´m really tired after 1 week and yes, I know that I´m noob =(

    Some university friends and I want to learn about IT security and the school is simple dont give us nothing
    in this field, so we decide to start here. The problem is that I cant install BackTrack in my desktop, after a
    "sucesfull" instalation I reboot my comp and after that when I want go to the GUI mode with startx (yes,
    after login with root) the system show me the next message:

    (EE) intel (0): No valid modes.
    (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration
    Fatal server error: no screens found
    ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
    xinit: No such file or directory (errno2): unable to connect to X server
    Xinit: No such process(errno3):Server error.

    I think that was some problem with the x server so I try some options after login with root, I will try to resume my failed solutions:
    -----------------------------
    tel init 5

    The program 'tel' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: apt-get install orville-write. You will have to enable the component
    called 'universe'

    So we install tel and then run again tel init 5 but we get this:

    No such tty
    -----------------------------
    twm

    The program 'twm' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: apt-get install orville-write. You will have to enable the component
    called 'universe'

    So I install tel and then run again tel init 5 but we get this:

    Unable to open display ""
    ----------------------------
    gnome-session

    **(gnome-session:1381):WARNING **: Cannot open display
    ----------------------------
    apt-get install X* Xorg*

    And here I got a massive mesagges code like the matrix...

    I get infinite mesagges for about 10 mins and I reboot the comp several times with the same results:

    Note, slecting (a lot of code with some like IP numbers, X* mesagges but we cant read a single file, the display
    send like 100 lines per second and I think that was cycling).
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    Yep I already try to quit the backtrack of the partion, reinstall again, try with different DVD, download again,
    etc....always is the same so now I think that is a prob of hardware but I dont know what to do or even
    where can I start =/

    I´m trying with a desktop with windows 7 (I´m installing back track in a different partion with automatic
    settings) architecture 64x and I are giving 400 Gb.

    My ISO is with gnome...I already try to install KDE but the system send me a mesage of dont find the X server
    or something like that.

    So now please guys help me if you can =) You were helping a noob but with real desire to learn, and yep
    sorry if I do a very jerk question but I already try it 1 week with no solution.

    Thank for your time and sorry for the bad english too.

    P.D. My comp is a Gateway 64x, model SX2840 intel core i5 650 @ 3.20GHz, 6 GB RAM DDR3 and 1TB HD

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    It seems to me like the video driver is not working at all with your video card....When in text mode, do not try to run startx or start the X's...Instead, try to see what driver is being used..
    At prompt, try this:
    xx@xx:> lspci | grep -i vga (see the video card model)
    Then look for some video driver loaded at start up:
    xx@xx:>lsmod
    I do not know the video card model you have.

    Also try to read the dmesg:
    cat /var/log/dmesg and try to look for problems regarding your video card..
    If I were you, I would do:
    1. Search for the linux driver depending on your video model.
    2. Uninstall the video used by BT5 (all in text mode, do not start X's)
    3. Black list it.
    4. Install video driver previously downloaded...
    5. Reboot.

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    Default Re: Help with the server X

    Quote Originally Posted by maverik35 View Post
    It seems to me like the video driver is not working at all with your video card....When in text mode, do not try to run startx or start the X's...Instead, try to see what driver is being used..
    At prompt, try this:
    xx@xx:> lspci | grep -i vga (see the video card model)
    Then look for some video driver loaded at start up:
    xx@xx:>lsmod
    I do not know the video card model you have.

    Also try to read the dmesg:
    cat /var/log/dmesg and try to look for problems regarding your video card..
    If I were you, I would do:
    1. Search for the linux driver depending on your video model.
    2. Uninstall the video used by BT5 (all in text mode, do not start X's)
    3. Black list it.
    4. Install video driver previously downloaded...
    5. Reboot.
    Hey!

    Well first: thanks for your answer pal, really!

    Now I really try your solutions but I just get loosed at trying to find probs with the video card, dunno what kind
    of message or what commands to do that, crap so sorry but Im just too green lmao.

    But well the good thing is that now the prob is solved, some friend of mine give me the new version of back track
    (the R1) and after the installation I was able to start the GUI. In fact Im testing my new favo O.S. hehe.

    I think that you were right cuz with this version I dont get any prob with 1 disc (I try like 4-5 CDs with the old
    version...still not sure). Anyway now that I finally get my backtrack I will take a deep exploration of this forum for
    some time, I already want to learn how to use this O.S. and will start to learn how to install the flash and my
    audio card xD

    By now thank you again for your help and see you around!

    P.D. Prob solved.

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    Default Re: Help with the server X

    Great, enjoy your BT5 OS...
    Suerte y saludos, disfrutalo amigo.....

    best regards...

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    Default Re: Help with the server X

    Gustavo44,

    Welcome to the forum. Thank you for giving it a whirl before you posted. Most new people to this forum that are "n00b" will post any old idiotic thing. Glad to hear it worked for ya =). As well, there might be better open-source drivers for ya
    Code:
    apt-get install jockey-gtk
    
    jockey-gtk will launch it from the terminal...
    Cheers!
    V/r,
    Snafu
    Pffbt..[quote]I made a discovery today. I found a computer. Wait a second, this is cool. It does what I want it to. If it makes a mistake, it's because I screwed it up. Not because it doesn't like me... Or feels threatened by me.. Or thinks I'm a smart ass.. [/quote]

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