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Old 08-17-2012, 07:55 AM   #1
unkn(0)wn
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Error in setting screen resolution to actual and installing drivers


First, i am ultra noob.

I recently installed Backtrack 5R3. While installing i used fix
Code:
xforcevesa noapic noapci nosplash irqpoll --
at grub menu.

now after i installed distro, i found my screen resolution set to 1024x768 instead of my original 1366x768.

I tried installing different drivers by different procedures available on Internet, But no luck.

my default /etc/X11/xorg.conf file on Backtrack is as follows
Code:
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
	Driver		"vesa"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
	Device		"Configured Video Device"
EndSection
Whenever i try to install new drivers and activate it. This file changes and i obtain "screen not found" error at startx.

I also have Ubuntu 11.04 installed on same laptop and its working fine with 1366x768 resolution.

System Config:
Dell XPS L501X
Intel i5 460m 2.53GHz
4GB DDR3
Intel(R) HD Graphics
Nvidia GeForce GT 420M

Any help or suggestion?

Forgot to add interesting info, Before startx, my Backtrack 5 splash screen appears in 1366x768 resolution!!

Last edited by unkn(0)wn; 08-17-2012 at 09:11 AM.
 
Old 08-17-2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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Well at least someone in this world know what to do!!!

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

here's the fix. And my 8 hours totally worth it.
 
Old 08-17-2012, 10:25 AM   #3
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bugger, was bout to suggest something, it would have been wrong though, probably would be worked on better supported hardware.
 
Old 08-17-2012, 11:22 AM   #4
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All suggestions are welcome, Is something wrong in this link?
 
Old 08-17-2012, 05:53 PM   #5
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not as far as i know, but copying a known good xorg.conf would be a good start, like, the one ubuntu makes, adjust in case there's peculiarities. most of the config is exactly the same regardless of distro, so most of it can be copied, the x configuration utility should have picked everything up anyway.
 
  


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