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    Default Dell Inspiron 5040 Laptop w/Core I3 and integrated Intel Video 8Gigs ram

    Backtrack 5 (64 or 32 bit) will not go into Xwindows after install to the harddisk. I can boot from the Live CD/DVD and all works fine, If I remember right the 32 bit version worked in a VMware virtual machine unders 64 Bit Windows 7. When installed I login text mode and type startx <enter> and I end up with the CAPS LOCK light flashing and the system hanging with a grey/black screen. I tried fix_splash and no help. I have used Ubuntu 10.04 thru 11.10 in 64 bit mode as well as Blackbuntu 0.3 in 64 bit mode with no issues.

    Backtrack 5 R1 fixed the issues I was having with BT 5.0. I didn't start with R1 because I initially thought it was a "release candidate" and not a full release.
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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron 5040 Laptop w/Core I3 and integrated Intel Video 8Gigs ram

    BT5r2 has the problem of the flashing caps lock when you startx also.

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron 5040 Laptop w/Core I3 and integrated Intel Video 8Gigs ram

    Quote Originally Posted by jafarm66 View Post
    Backtrack 5 (64 or 32 bit) will not go into Xwindows after install to the harddisk. I can boot from the Live CD/DVD and all works fine, If I remember right the 32 bit version worked in a VMware virtual machine unders 64 Bit Windows 7. When installed I login text mode and type startx <enter> and I end up with the CAPS LOCK light flashing and the system hanging with a grey/black screen. I tried fix_splash and no help. I have used Ubuntu 10.04 thru 11.10 in 64 bit mode as well as Blackbuntu 0.3 in 64 bit mode with no issues.

    Backtrack 5 R1 fixed the issues I was having with BT 5.0. I didn't start with R1 because I initially thought it was a "release candidate" and not a full release.
    The fix for this: when live dvd starts select the first option (dont press enter) and press tab and change ""text splash nomodeset vga=791" to "quiet splash i915.modeset=1 vga=791" without quotes and the press enter.
    also after booting but still in BASH edit the grub file ie nano /etc/default/grub and change text splash "nomodeset vga=791 to quiet splash i915.modeset=1 vga=791"
    and then "update-grub" and reboot

    next problem is laptop is not charging.(this was fixed by plugging the charger in
    Last edited by newbieme; 04-22-2012 at 01:57 PM. Reason: my bad grammar

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