Install Backtrack 5 startx black screen hang up

Cài đặt Backtrack 5, bị treo sau khi “startx”

I encountered this problem whilst I was installing Backtrack 5 R3 using USB (multiboot)

Well, I did google it and really found some helps, but after all I had to fix it myself

If you have googled and try this but not sucess :


  1. Edit the file /etc/default/grub
  2. Find the line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”text splash nomodeset vga=791″
  3. Change it to: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash i915.modeset=1 vga=791″
  4. Save and close the file.
  5. Run update-grub to refresh grub.
  6. Reboot

I guess you got stuck in step 5, you could not update grub

bt boot


move your cursor to the top, BackTrack Text and press TAB to edit

A command line appears, all you have to do is replace

“text splash nomodeset vga=791”

by this one :

“quiet splash i915.modeset=1 vga=791”

ENTER, and you’re all set

just remember one thing, after installing is finish. edit /etc/default/grub and update-grub , then startx . 

By the way, the default password for root is toor