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    Default Backtrack 5 Blackscreen after install

    My question is simple

    Why cannot BT5 be installed and run

    I have now tried both 64bit and 32bit and the furthest I get is to the splash screen where one should do startx, but after that the screen goes black and nothing more happens.
    I did the fix-splash before that, but not matter what it will not run, only in safemode

    What am I doing wrong

    Backtrack 5R1 works great and I have never had any issues with the previous versions.

    So what is wrong with the final version? Is it not made to work, or am I to stupid to know how?

    Please help as I would really want to use this latest package

    PS. Running it on a Acer Aspire 5742Z laptop

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 Blackscreen after install

    BT5 R1 IS the final version.

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 Blackscreen after install

    How come there is two seprate download options in the download section then? Backtrack 5 and Backtrack 5 R1 both for GNOME and KDE
    See my confusion?

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 Blackscreen after install

    Ok, let me explain. BT5 was the first release. BT5R1 (R1 stands for revision 1) was kind of a "remake" where they (developers) fixed bugs reported by the community, added requested tools, etc... That's why BT5R1 works fine. Gnome and KDE versions were made to give BT5 users a choice on which graphical environment they would have installed with BT5.

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 Blackscreen after install

    Don't I look like the funny one now, my thought where that R1 represented realease candidate 1 - But hey, thanks for clearing that up and by that ending a 2 weeks long trail of error on my part.
    I will now revert back to, or should I say revert forward to R1.. Thank you sir, learn something new everyday

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 Blackscreen after install

    No problem, I'm here to help where I can

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