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your better off just using blackbuntu....

If I can't get this to work... why would that work? =/
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If I can't get this to work... why would that work? =/
because blackbuntu is basically just ubuntu 10.10 with the most of the backtrack pentesting packages installed...

backtrack is a really powerful security auditing distro, but it isnt noob friendly you start out at a command line with nothing really...

blackbuntu is basically the same thing as an ubuntu live disc, only it gives you access to a bunch of powerful programs just like backtrack...

if nothing else its worth checking out to see if it just flat out works, or you can sit there and waste time tinkering with xorg on backtrack and not ever find out if blackbuntu would have been an easier route...

really, if you try blackbuntu and it doesnt work, you just head back to backtrack and start where you left off
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On my monitor I'm capable of manual switching from different connectors like VGA HDMI and dvi thru the menu on the monitor.Sounds like xorg is set up right but for some reason notusing the HDMI (probably crappy oss ati drivers) try using the dvi and see if that is the problem

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because blackbuntu is basically just ubuntu 10.10 with the most of the backtrack pentesting packages installed...

backtrack is a really powerful security auditing distro, but it isnt noob friendly you start out at a command line with nothing really...

blackbuntu is basically the same thing as an ubuntu live disc, only it gives you access to a bunch of powerful programs just like backtrack...

if nothing else its worth checking out to see if it just flat out works, or you can sit there and waste time tinkering with xorg on backtrack and not ever find out if blackbuntu would have been an easier route...

really, if you try blackbuntu and it doesnt work, you just head back to backtrack and start where you left off
Alright, I'll give that a try tomorrow when I have more time. But that would display for sure? I'v never used ubuntu on this rig. And if backtrack won't display then is it likely blackbuntu could have the same problem?
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Alright, I'll give that a try tomorrow when I have more time. But that would display for sure? I'v never used ubuntu on this rig. And if backtrack won't display then is it likely blackbuntu could have the same problem?
well if blackbuntu doesnt work either, youve narrowed it down to most likely a hardware problem or maybe a driver for your video card...

blackbuntu has a MUCH higher chance of having a working gui much easier than backtrack though... no guarantee but it really doesnt hurt to try, its not like you are paying for it
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On my monitor I'm capable of manual switching from different connectors like VGA HDMI and dvi thru the menu on the monitor.Sounds like xorg is set up right but for some reason notusing the HDMI (probably crappy oss ati drivers) try using the dvi and see if that is the problem

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yeah... that's kinda a problem...
I thought it could be the HDMI causing the problem, but then again it's odd everything would display until I start X isn't it?
I am capable of switching through sources too but unfortunately I only have 2 HDMI and 1 VGA. No DVI. And I'll have to double check but I don't think my card does VGA... think it's just 2x DVI and 1x HDMI on card. So I'm basically stuck with HDMI. (will check card for VGA tho...)
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I'm not at my computer atm but there might be a way to fix this. I'm not sure tho. Honestly be pointless on a live USB since you'd have to redo after each restart

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Ok... so I could run VGA instead of HDMI. BUT unfortunately the VGA cables are too short to reach my monitor from the system and no way to fix that easily without changing my entire setup around. Looks like it's HDMI or bust. Also might be worth mentioning... when it does display up until the point I run startx, it has a black border around screen of about an inch. The underscan/overscan thing with HDMI and normally it can be fixed in CCC in Windows. Don't know if this may be affecting the problem, doubt it though.
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I'm not at my computer atm but there might be a way to fix this. I'm not sure tho. Honestly be pointless on a live USB since you'd have to redo after each restart

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Well if you discover anything let me know and I'll give it a try.
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Well I made some progress... apparently if I boot in "Graphical safe mode" or whatever, it works! So where does this leave me? If I can get in that far, can I change anything to fix this problem? And what exactly does this mode change???
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