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    Default Unable to install, black screen after startx

    sir, i have some problem when installing backtrack 5
    my laptop is Asus A42J with two graphic card
    the primary graphic is Intel n the second is NVidia geforce 310M

    after booting with dvd, and typing startx the first time, my laptop got "Black Screen" with flashing caps lock indicator.
    what the causes? and how to solve it, so i can install backtrack in my laptop..

    thanks..

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    Default Re: Unable to install, black screen after startx

    i am having the same problem with the blinking light i have tried everything and i really need help because nothing is working! i also have to graphic cards in my notebook

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    Default Re: Unable to install, black screen after startx

    Try this:

    At start menu, press TAB and you will get this: "file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.gz text ......--"
    Add at the end of line just right after initrd.gz add this: xforcevesa noapic noapci nosplash irqpoll --

    "file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.gz xforcevesa noapic noapci nosplash irqpoll --"

    Then try the startx..

    See it works....

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    Default Re: Unable to install, black screen after startx

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberblade View Post
    sir, i have some problem when installing backtrack 5
    my laptop is Asus A42J with two graphic card
    the primary graphic is Intel n the second is NVidia geforce 310M

    after booting with dvd, and typing startx the first time, my laptop got "Black Screen" with flashing caps lock indicator.
    what the causes? and how to solve it, so i can install backtrack in my laptop..

    thanks..

    Graphic card issue.
    when the options to boot after the disc has loaded select tab. ***After the word initriz.gz (space) type the following:

    "xforcevesa nopic noapci nosplash irqpoll" then hit enter voila.

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    Default Respuesta: Unable to install, black screen after startx

    My output TAB is== casper/vmlinuz file =/ cdrom/preseed custom.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.gz text splash vga=791--_

    how I can modify this file?: Confused:: Confused:: Confused:

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    Default Re: Respuesta: Unable to install, black screen after startx

    Quote Originally Posted by pegaso203 View Post
    My output TAB is== casper/vmlinuz file =/ cdrom/preseed custom.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.gz text splash vga=791--_

    how I can modify this file?: Confused:: Confused:: Confused:
    When u choose to run bt5, a menu will come up letting you chose what mode to run bt5 in like this: http://tinyurl.com/c652p6y

    Press tab and just type this command in "xforcevesa nopic noapci nosplash irqpoll" without the exclamation marks i, then just press enter and you should be set to go.

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    Default Re: Unable to install, black screen after startx

    Oh... and btw... I had an issue, where my screen turned black even bevore x could be started (even before login, some error-message about vesa vs esi) - if anyone has something similar: try nomodeset in grub and you can at least login.

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    Default Re: Unable to install, black screen after startx

    Quote Originally Posted by Varuk3r View Post
    Graphic card issue.
    when the options to boot after the disc has loaded select tab. ***After the word initriz.gz (space) type the following:

    "xforcevesa nopic noapci nosplash irqpoll" then hit enter voila.

    THis worked fine, i had exactly same problem, now i installed it and it all works, now all i'd need is to get the video to work properly and it's perfect!

    Thanks a lot
    Leo

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    Default Re: Unable to install, black screen after startx

    I would edit the boot menu at the start but id put


    casper/vmlinuz file =/ cdrom/preseed custom.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.gz text splash vga=791 i915.modest=1

    So just type i915.modeset=1 at the end of the boot menu and it will work.

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    Default Re: Unable to install, black screen after startx

    If you have a HDD install, try searching the xserver-xorg-video-intel in repos:
    aptitude search xserver-xorg-video-intel

    If in repos, install it..Then reboot or restart the X's..See if it works..That driver is for Intel cards including i8xx and i9xx series.

    Luck

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