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    Screen resolution in Backtrack 5

    I have an "MSi FX720 Laptop" and I am trying to enchance my resolution in backtrack5 r3. So far I can only get 1024x768 (4:3) and 800x600 (4:3) and it will not recognize my monitor. I am wanting the system to use my nvidia graphics. I have tried, time and time again, from different tutorials, and the end results become a "no screen" error when trying to log back into "startx" afterward. I am never able to recover from the error (as I am still learning) so I have to reinstall. I am running dual boot Backtrack 5 r3 alongside Windows 7 Professional.
    GETTING FRUSTRATED!! PLEASE HELP!!!

    This is a fresh install and I know I may have to update to the latest version, as I have done numerous times before, but
    here is my system information:


    MSi FX720 Notebook/Laptop

    root@bt:~# lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS Release: 10.04 Codename: lucid

    root@bt:~# lspci -nn | grep -i

    vga 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation Device [10de:0df7] (rev a1)

    root@bt:~# lshw -C display

    *-display

    description: VGA compatible controller

    product: nVidia Corporation

    vendor: nVidia Corporation

    physical id: 0

    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0

    version: a1

    width: 64 bits

    clock: 33MHz

    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom

    configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0

    resources: irq:16
    memory:f6000000-f6ffffff
    memory:e0000000-efffffff
    memory:f0000000-f1ffffff
    ioport:e000(size=128)
    memory:f7000000-f707ffff

    *-display UNCLAIMED

    description: VGA compatible controller

    product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller

    vendor: Intel Corporation

    physical id: 2

    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0

    version: 09

    width: 64 bits

    clock: 33MHz

    capabilities: msi pm bus_master cap_list

    configuration: latency=0

    resources:
    memory:f7400000-f77fffff
    memory:d0000000-dfffffff
    ioport:f000(size=64)

    Thanks for your time! Hopefully some one can help me resolve this issue....

    **QUICKLY RUNNING OUT OF COFFEE, SUGAR, AND PATIENCE**

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    Screen resolution in Backtrack 5

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    Your other thread, which has been closed because of edits, had replies. It's getting confusing, not just because of the edits, but because of the multiple threads.
    Last edited by lisati; June 11th, 2013 at 07:27 AM.
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    Re: Screen resolution in Backtrack 5

    Try using Kali Linux instead of BackTrack as it has much better support for newer hardware.
    Cheesemill

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