As I start using Backtrack for long time, I decided to add a second monitor to work effectively. You can use one monitor to run the script and on other screen, you can see the impact change as you progress on your work. One screen to test your work and other to take the notes. One to listen music and other to do the work…..Any reasons…Believe me it is very handy having two monitors…or as many as you can have. In the future, I am even planning to add a third monitor.
I am using a laptop with Nvidia driver and I am using recent version of the Backtrack which is 5r3.
First of all, you need know which card you are using. Therefore as root run the following the command. Note : if you are not using Nvidia, replace with your provider name of the card (ati, radeon, amd)
lspci | grep nVidia
After that, you need to download the driver from nVidia website : http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
Fill the option with your driver information, it should be look like this. For me example :
Click search and download the the driver provided. The file extension is .run
Once you have the file, execute it as a root. sh <fileName>.run
Follow the step and as described and reboot the computer. It should be working.
If that does not work and if you get an error message saying that you have to STOP NOUVEAU KERNEL DRIVER BEFORE RUNNING THE SCRIPT, simply follow the step provided below.
1. Create a file nouveau-kernelm.conf at /etc/modprobe.d/
2. Add the content options nouveau modeset=0 to that file.
You can accomplish those two steps simply running the command below:
echo “options nouveau modeset=0” > /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau-kernelm.conf
3. To update the modification, run the command
4. After, reboot the computer.
5. Final step, run the script in runlevel 3 as root
Finally, reboot the computer one more time and it should be working. Let me know if this worked for you or not OR if you any question.
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