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Thread: Startup problem etc

  1. #1
    Just burned his ISO
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    Nov 2007

    Default Startup problem etc

    Hello all! I'm new with Backtrack, but I have used Linux a little before.
    Right now I have a Acer Aspire 5610Z laptop, with Windows XP and Ubuntu feisty installed.

    Ok, I have 2 known problems:
    1. On the Live-CD, it won't detect my wireless card
    2. When installed to HDD, the startx command doesn't work.
    Here's a better description of my problems:
    1. I have a Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG, but the LiveCD only detects "lo" and "eth0", none of them in which I think is a wireless card, as I couldn't get the wireshark sniffer to work.

    2. I then tried to install Backtrack to HD, in case it could find the card this time, but now I stumbled upon another problem. startx won't work.
    When I write startx, I get this message:

    X Window System Version 7.2.0
    Release Date: 22 January 2007
    X Protocol version 11, Revision 0, release 7.2
    Build operating system: Linux Ubuntu
    Current Operating System; Linux bt 2.6.20-bt-PwnSauce-NOSMP #3 i686
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    dlopen: /lib/tls/ Version "GLIBC_2.4" not found
    (EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//
    (EE) Failed to load module "kbd" (Loader failed, 7)
    (EE) AIGLX: DRI module not loaded
    (EE) No input driver matching "mouse"
    (EE) No input driver matching "kbd"
    No core keyboard

    Fatal server error:
    failed to initialize core devices

    XIO: fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
    after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
    My instinct tells me this is an error in loading the mouse and keyboard, but how am I supposed to fix it? A reinstall maybe?

  2. #2
    Developer balding_parrot's Avatar
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    May 2007


    1. IPW3945 take a look here for that problem.

    2. If you can run from the cd fine, then there should be no reason why it shouldn't work from a HD install unless there is either a problem with the install or the disk you installed it from. Yes even though a cd will boot fine, there can still be a problem that will only show itself once you do an install. Check the usual suspects of the iso md5, slow burn speed and media quality, then follow this video and this transcript changing where needed depending on whether you have a dualboot or single boot system.

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