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    Default Grub lagacy - Black Screen after startx

    Hey,

    I have followed this tutorial http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ad.php?t=43665

    When i used grub 2 i could fix the "black screen" problem after startx, with adding startx to /root/.bash_profile
    in combination with editing the line with "i915.modeset=1" after "text splash vga" in /boot/grub/grub.cfg

    After I downgraded to grub legacy, I have the "black screen" problem again
    I can't edit the grub because there is no such line with "text splash vga".
    Also it tells me some error with "i915" on the purple screen.

    Please help

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    Default Re: Grub lagacy - Black Screen after startx

    I dont really understand your problem.

    what hardware btw

    try this http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ad.php?t=48904

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    Default Re: Grub lagacy - Black Screen after startx

    Quote Originally Posted by xtrats View Post
    Hey,

    I have followed this tutorial http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ad.php?t=43665

    When i used grub 2 i could fix the "black screen" problem after startx, with adding startx to /root/.bash_profile
    in combination with editing the line with "i915.modeset=1" after "text splash vga" in /boot/grub/grub.cfg

    After I downgraded to grub legacy, I have the "black screen" problem again
    I can't edit the grub because there is no such line with "text splash vga".
    Also it tells me some error with "i915" on the purple screen.

    Please help
    If the problem is you can no longer edit the grub by pressing the tab button,press shift after bios then choose recovery mode.then scroll down to the boot as root (all i remember was the root) option.then enter the password.you will now boot normaly.now you can re-edit any grub file
    Also,try the vga=0x315 solution for grub.it works fine for me.

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