Jun 012013
 

I finally got around to upgrading my desktop from Backtrack 5R3 to the latest Kali Linux.  After about two weeks, I finally set out to get the ati graphics card working so I could do some password cracking.  This turned into fun as the version of fglrx-drivers don’t support my 4500 series graphics card.  The fglrx-drivers-legacy don’t exist in the kali or debian repo’s.  Trying to install from the ati legacy drivers bundle failed.  Here is how I got it working using debian packages:

First add the correct repos:

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Mar 022012
 

After upgrading to Linux kernel 3.2.6, rebooting, reconfiguring initramfs for encrypted drives, rebooting again, and reinstalling ati graphics, my normal xrandr command no longer worked.  That command is:

xrandr --output LVDS --mode 1920x1200 --pos 1680x0 --rotate normal --output CRT1 --mode 1680x1050 --pos 0x0 --rotate normal --output DFP2 --off --output DFP1 --off

And the error was “xrandr screen only supports 1920 x 1200”

The fix is really simple….

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May 112011
 

The installation went great on my samsung n150 plus netbook, but my HP DV7 laptop was a different story.

Fix White Screen of Death (ati video cards)

Boot and at the grub menu, highlight the boot mode you want and press TAB key to edit.

At the end of the line and before the –, add

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