I have just installed backtrack 5 gnome 32bit edition and when I booted the laptop (NEC Versa s940) startx goes to a blank screen with a blinking underscore sign but before that I successfully logged in doing this changed GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text splash nomodeset vga=791" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text splash nomodeset=1 vga=791" and tried configuring wireless no luck then I tried connecting Ethernet but there's nothing at all I tried start networking still it was the same

for startx I even tried this but nothing seems to change

gedit /etc/default/grub

Find this line in that file

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text splash nomodeset=1 vga=791"

change that line to

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i915.modeset=1 vga=791"

I don't want to go to another linux distro I have used many but I like network security and networking as a whole so hopefully if someone could help me out It would be highly appreciated