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Thread: Ati (screen - Startx) Problem. Please Help!!

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    damlays
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    Default Ati (screen - Startx) Problem. Please Help!!

    I am completely newbie. I tried to run startx backtrack 2 final (from live CD) in my sony vaio VGN-A617 laptop which has ATI Radeon x700 display card. But messages like below seen,

    VESA No matching modes
    Screens found but none have a usable configuration

    Fatal server error
    no screens found

    With ati command it gives the same output, xconf it gives blank screen..

    What should I do now?? Help me please..

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    Perhaps it may have been a good idea to have searched first, then you would have found the ATI Drivers 8.34.8 Modularised ATI drivers for BackTrack v.2.0 Final and Prefinal.


    drivers module, and maybe you would not have this problem.

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    Believe me I've browsed a lot of pages before writing here. But I wrote "I am compeletely newbie" which I meant this. I even dont know what will I do with that file. If I will be successfull to install backtrack and run startx I will try to begin learning something about linux. But at this stage I request help from someone in idiot style.
    Can onyone say how can I install this driver? Thanks a lot...

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    nothing to do

    only copy it to /bt/modules directory on your usb install

    or

    open iso with Kmenu/backtrack/misc/Isomaster
    extract iso on temp dir
    add the module in the /bt/modules dir
    rebuild iso and reburn

    a module placed here will auto install at each boot........
    Watch your back, your packetz will belong to me soon... xD

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    then your best bet is to open the bt2final.iso with a program like winiso and put the ati.zlm in the /bt/modules/ folder then save the iso and burn to cd.

    Another method would be to create a bootable USB stick and then put the ati.lzm in the /bt/modules/ directory.

    And all of this is done in windows so no need to touch that nasty linux till your sorted.

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    damlays
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    Default something is wrong?

    Thanks for helps...I've edit ISO with winiso and add ati.lzm into modules folder and then created a new bootable backtrack cd. I've booted laptop with the cd, after login with root-toor I typed "ati" but the result was same. Then I tried other commands like startx, xconf but all results were same..

    After some search in command page I found ati.lzm under /mnt/live/mnt/hda/bt/modules directory. Something is wrong but in where?

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    /mnt/live/mnt/hda/bt/modules directory sounds about right as you not looking at the cd but instead the result of the live cd in memory, if that makes any kind of sense.

    what was the result of typing ati ? was any message displayed?

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    should I try in a bootable usb stick instead of cd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by balding_parrot View Post
    /mnt/live/mnt/hda/bt/modules directory sounds about right as you not looking at the cd but instead the result of the live cd in memory, if that makes any kind of sense.

    what was the result of typing ati ? was any message displayed?
    Message was same like,

    VESA No matching modes
    Screens found but none have a usable configuration

    Fatal server error
    no screens found

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    But I realized one more thing at the top of message screen,

    /usr/bin/ati: line 2: aticonfig: command not found
    xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.10440

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