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    Default Dell Inspiron 1501

    I have installed Back Track 4 final on my Inspiron 1501 and everything is working fine for the most part. The given is that my graphics card is not working since it is ATI, but that is obviously not the fault of the Back Track team. Furthermore I could not get my network services up the way mentioned in the tutorial here on the forums. However running wicd as root seemed to do it for me. This could have easily been me I suppose since I am still new to Back Track. Well I hope this little bit helps out, and I will enjoy contributing more to this project in the future.

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron 1501

    I have a 1501 also and report no problems.

    I see the ACPI issue has also been resolved so it doesn't need a the "acpi=off" boot parameter

    Great work guys.

    Agares, download the ATI driver. My 1501 has the ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 Chip.

    http://dlmdownloads.ati.com/drivers/...x86.x86_64.run

    ^^ installing that driver should sort out your graphics issues.


    EDIT: I had this driver saved from BT3 and installed it on bt4f which borked X.

    I'd backup your configs before installing any ATI drivers.

    On that note, Im not sure which ati driver bt4f comes with but I've had no problems out of the box and have compiz working etc.


    --Bruk0ut
    Last edited by bruk0ut; 02-08-2010 at 02:13 AM.

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