i'm using backtrack5 r3 on VMware workstation 9... when i type 'startx' to load the gui the screen goes blank and my laptop restarts... how do i fix this error...???
graphics: amd radeon hd 7650m
I have been trying to get Backtrack5 to run smoothly on my new laptop and have run into a few issues.
I have installed a version of Backtrack5 onto another laptop previously as the primary OS, and everything seemed to work perfectly. Now I am trying to install it using VMware Workstation, and can't seem to get the internet working properly.
I'm using the proprietary NVidia drivers for my Macbook's 9400M graphics card, and while X can start, it seems to have trouble quitting. I can startx normally, but if I kill X or quit my window manager, the screen will go entirely blank.
I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. Earlier today I launched startx and got a blank wallpaper-like screen with nothing on there. I thought maybe it was taking time to load but it would just remain stuck there. Looking for a way to get back to the command prompt, I pressed Ctrl+Alt+F6 and got back to the command prompt.