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    Default startx -> no screens (tried some fixes)

    So I bought a new laptop with windows 7 and I want to dual boot it with BT.. So I downloaded the latest backtrack distribution (BT 4 R2)

    This is the laptop I bought:

    So an XPS 17

    Graphics card:
    1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M Graphics Card

    I've found 3 possible fixes, which all failed for me:

    * fixvesa
    * fix-vesa (which is the same thing..?)
    * dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

    None of these worked,
    I know the 'startx' question must be asked a lot, and I did use the search button.

    Hope someone can help

    Kind regards

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    Default Re: startx -> no screens (tried some fixes)

    Have you tried installing the nvidia drivers first ?
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