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    Unhappy Backtrack 5 R2 Blank screen and Blinking Caps lock button LED on Lenovo T510

    Hi There,

    I'm new to using Backtrack 5 R2 but not new to Linux or Computers in general.
    I seem to be having a problem with Backtrack 5 R2 after I get to the text screen to enter commands into terminal. Immediately after typing "startx" I get a blank screen and a blinking Caps Lock LED on the keyboard.

    I have tried a few different fixes that are posted in the forums and in Google searches but have had now luck getting a X session started.

    Here are my system specs:

    Lenovo T510 Model 4313-CTU
    Intel Core i5 CPU M560 @ 2.67Mhz
    4GB RAM DDR3
    300BG SATA

    Network
    Ethernet Adapter Intel(R) 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection
    11b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter II

    Graphics
    Intel(R) HD Graphics
    PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_215A17AA&REV_02\3&E89 B380&0&10
    Adapter Type Intel(R) HD Graphics (Core i5), Intel Corporation compatible
    Adapter Description Intel(R) HD Graphics
    Adapter RAM 1.68 GB (1,805,473,792 bytes)

    Anyone who thinks they have a solution to this problem please let me know as I would be very greatfull to get this working. I'm eager to begin PEN testing my own network to get a better handle on existing threats.

    Cheers,
    MADTUX





    From the following page on Lenovo's website http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/prod...DocID=PD002626
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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 R2 Blank screen and Blinking Caps lock button LED on Lenovo T510

    well, it seems to me like you have a video card issue.
    In text mode, before starting the X's, check the kernel buffer (dmesg) to see the bootup messeges and see what is going on at bootup.
    You can also check the video card model detected by the OS: lspci | grep -i vga...See what you get and try to compare it with module loaded by kernel (lsmod | grep -i intel*)....

    Then if there is a video issue, try to fix it..But first have to know what is going on...

    Hope it helps...

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 R2 Blank screen and Blinking Caps lock button LED on Lenovo T510

    i have the same problem on a sony vaio z series laptop

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 R2 Blank screen and Blinking Caps lock button LED on Lenovo T510

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoDon View Post
    i have the same problem on a sony vaio z series laptop
    I have a Sony Vaio and I have resolved the problem with this guide!!
    I hope that solves the problem to you!!

    http://joachims-techtips.blogspot.it...shes-hard.html

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