A friend of me want to install BackTrack on his old system (HP Compaq Presario Pentium D). When we type the code 'startx' we've got an error. "Input signal out of range" comes up on the screen. How can we fix that, so we can install Backtrack?


--EDIT-- The graphics card is an ATI Radeon Xpress 200


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are you using a digital monitor? try changing to analog (vga, svga plug)

  • He is using VGA
    – iJonathan
    Oct 15, 2012 at 20:51
  • try with another display, would be the easy fix. Otherwise look into lowering the resolution for screen. Oct 15, 2012 at 20:54
  • He doesnt have an other monitor, but he can using his TV, i think
    – iJonathan
    Oct 15, 2012 at 20:55
  • You might consider editing your question to include all hardware information.
    – Moab
    Oct 16, 2012 at 4:01
  • The graphics card is an ATI Radeon Xpress 200
    – iJonathan
    Oct 16, 2012 at 7:20

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