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    Question Backtrack 5 R5 KDE Freeze at boot. Possibly video issue?

    Hey guys. Same problem as everyone else.

    I've used Backtrack before. When it was ancient. Like version 2 or something, years and years ago.
    I downloaded the x64 bit (KDE) copy. I really don't like GNOME.

    Anyway, so formatted the USB with unetbootin. Also tried another time with Pendrive Linux Universal installer.

    Every time no matter what option I select at boot, whether it's default, or safemode or anything, except boot to first disk.
    The screen loads, the verbose text flies up the screen quickly and then the process stops dramatically by cutting to a glitched out image of the backtrack logo. No error message no nothing.

    I'm guessing it's a video-driver issue.

    My specs:
    CPU: Intel i7-2600
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Edition, ASUS Direct CU II
    RAM: 12GB ADATA DDR3 1333
    MOBO: Asus P8H67 M PRO
    HDD: 1TB WD Caviar Green

    Any idea what's up? Any way to install video drivers or something with the bootup sequence? I can see that Backtrack doesn't support an 'install first' - 'customize after' option. It's more a 'live disk', then decide to install.

    So what options do I have?
    Peace
    Last edited by sickness; 10-03-2012 at 07:35 AM.

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 R5 KDE Freeze at boot. Possibly video issue?

    I have this exact same issue, same video card as well. I'm curious what the outcome will be because I'd really like to start getting use to this distro.

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 R5 KDE Freeze at boot. Possibly video issue?

    I tried it again, but I still get the exact same screen. 516164, is this the screen you get?


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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 R5 KDE Freeze at boot. Possibly video issue?

    Yep, that's the exact same issue I have. I was looking into trying to modify the video drivers at start up but the changes I tried didn't work. Unfortunately to help the process along I can't remember the editing that I did but I'll find it again and repost ASAP. Maybe I didn't edit something correctly.

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 R5 KDE Freeze at boot. Possibly video issue?

    Try entering text mode or recovery mode and then start the X's. See if it works..

    Please post what you've tried to save some time and do not duplicate what you've done so far..

    Luck..

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