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    Default Blackscreen after installing ATI driver on 32 bit KDE

    Hi guys i'm new with backtrack! I've a big problem after installing ati drivers because my screen becomes black.
    I use BT5 R2 32 bit KDE

    this is what i've done:

    I've created a new xorg.conf:

    X -configure
    mv /root/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    reboot
    Then i installed dependencies and unistalled xgl:

    apt-get install build-essential fakeroot dh-make libstdc++6 gcc-4.4-base dkms module-assistant linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    apt-get --purge remove xserver-xgl
    Then i prepared kernel-sources:
    prepare-kernel-sources
    cd /usr/src/linux
    cp -rf include/generated/* include/linux/
    Then i download ati driver from AMD site and i save it on the Desktop:
    cd Desktop
    chmod +x ati-driver-installer-11-9-x86.x86_64.run
    ./ati-driver-installer-11-9-x86.x86_64.run
    Then i've done the automatic installation and initialized aticonfig:
    aticonfig --initial -f
    reboot
    Then when the system restarted and i type startx i've seen only a blackscreen, so i've modified the grub (adding fglrx.modeset=0) to fix the blackscreen:

    nano /etc/default/grub
    RUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text splash vga=791 fglrx.modeset=0"
    sudo update-grub
    reboot
    Now i can startx but KDE effects don't load and if i type:

    root@bt:/# fglrxinfo
    X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
    Major opcode of failed request: 138 (ATIFGLEXTENSION)
    Minor opcode of failed request: 66 ()
    Serial number of failed request: 13
    Current serial number in output stream: 13
    root@bt:/# sudo modprobe fglrx
    FATAL: Error inserting fglrx (/lib/modules/3.2.6/updates/dkms/fglrx.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
    and:

    root@bt:/# dmesg
    fglrx: Unknown parameter `modeset'
    I know that fglrx want nomodeset and not fglrx.modeset=0 but if i insert nomodeset in grub.cfg i've blackscreen
    How to set new drivers?
    I paste my xorg.conf

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "X.org Configured"
    Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection

    Section "Files"
    ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
    FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    FontPath "built-ins"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dri2"
    Load "dri"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "record"
    Load "glx"
    Load "dbe"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "auto"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    Option "DPMS" "true"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "0-LVDS"
    Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    Option "DPMS" "true"
    Option "PreferredMode" "1366x768"
    Option "TargetRefresh" "60"
    Option "Position" "0 0"
    Option "Rotate" "normal"
    Option "Disable" "false"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    Driver "fglrx"
    Option "Monitor-LVDS" "0-LVDS"
    Option "OpenGLOverlay" "on"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
    Device "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

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    Default Re: Blackscreen after installing ATI driver on 32 bit KDE

    I forgot to say that the ati driver version is 12.2 but i tried also with 11.9 and the result was the same.
    I installed also The AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) SDK and Pyrit following this guide:

    But i think i didn't have to install them... can it be the reason of some error
    Last edited by hunt3rNet; 03-21-2012 at 12:09 PM.

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    Default Re: Blackscreen after installing ATI driver on 32 bit KDE

    I think i'll reinstall backtrack on HD...
    Can someone suggest me a good guide on how to install ati driver on mobility radeon HD5400?
    or can someone tell me how he got working ati driver on backtrack 5?

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    Default Re: Blackscreen after installing ATI driver on 32 bit KDE

    Quote Originally Posted by hunt3rNet View Post
    I think i'll reinstall backtrack on HD...
    Can someone suggest me a good guide on how to install ati driver on mobility radeon HD5400?
    or can someone tell me how he got working ati driver on backtrack 5?
    did you try this tut in the BackTrack Wiki? Referred to in the forum by, b3hknqux.

    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/...Install_OpenCL

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    Default Re: Blackscreen after installing ATI driver on 32 bit KDE

    Yes i tried this tutorial but when i startx i see a blackscreen! I don't know what to do! It's one month that i'm trying installing ati driver without success

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    Default Re: Blackscreen after installing ATI driver on 32 bit KDE

    In the previous post i said that i used this guide, but after rebooting when i type startx i see only a blackscreen. What can i do?

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    Default Re: Blackscreen after installing ATI driver on 32 bit KDE

    SOLVED:

    I reinstalled Backtrack and then:

    - Prepare kernel:

    Code:
    root@bt:~# prepare-kernel-sources
    root@bt:~# cd /usr/src/linux
    root@bt:~# cp -rf include/generated/* include/linux/
    - Download and install latest ATi catalyst following the automatic installation:

    Code:
    root@bt:~# wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-12-2-x86.x86_64.run
    root@bt:~# chmod +x ati-driver-installer-11-9-x86.x86_64.run
    root@bt:~# ./ati-driver-installer-11-9-x86.x86_64.run
    root@bt:~# reboot
    - if you type startx and you have a blackscreen, reboot another time

    - in the grub menu press 'e' to edit grub, you'll see something like:

    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text splash vga=791"

    Add acpi=off like that:

    Code:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text splash acpi=off vga=791"
    - press ctrl+x to boot with the modified grub
    - type startx and you'll not see blackscreen, but the KDE effects don't load because i set acpi=off in the grub
    - to start effects open terminal and type:

    Code:
    aticonfig --acpi-services=on
    - if all works fine edit grub typing in a terminal (add acpi=off):

    Code:
    nano /etc/default/grub
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text splash acpi=off vga=791"
    ctrl+x to save
    Code:
    update-grub
    to make the changes effective

    - Now every time you'll reboot you'll not see effects because we set acpi=off in the grub, but you can write a script that starts automatically that run for you the command: aticonfig --acpi-services=on

    all work fine to me
    Hope it will help a lot of people with blackscreen problem

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    Thumbs up Re: Blackscreen after installing ATI driver on 32 bit KDE

    Just wanted to say that it worked for me:
    Quote Originally Posted by hunt3rNet View Post
    I prepared kernel-sources.
    Then i download ati driver from AMD site and i save it on the Desktop.
    Then i've done the automatic installation and initialized aticonfig (aticonfig --initial -f).
    Then reboot
    It worked, but only because i switched off my "switchable" graphic cards in the BIOS. (Else I get a black screen because it has problems working with switchable cards). Ive set my graphic cards to "discrete only" in BIOS. Btw I am using Acer Aspire Timeline X.
    Thanks for the tutorial.

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    Default Re: Blackscreen after installing ATI driver on 32 bit KDE

    i actually have a Nvidia quadro 4000m but had been having the same issue for some time.
    the end result.
    adding this was the fix

    Add acpi=off like that:


    thank you everyone for all the hardwork around here

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