Backtrack How to

This is an collection of problems and bugs I had with Backtrack 5 R2 (Linux based Distribution).

To download Backtrack look at


Ubuntu software centre and update manager

For more Software, I installed the ubuntu software centre with this command:

then run a update:

now you could choose your software sources at:

System > Administration > Software Sources

If you want the Update manager, run this:

Or you could add the ubuntu repository to your system, just open the “/etc/apt/sources.list” file and generate a list from, now you could add what you want.


NVIDIA or ATI/AMD driver


just run it from your download folder.



After a reboot you could check your driver status with:



If you need more features at your network just install what you need:

network-manager-openvpn – network management framework (OpenVPN plugin core)
network-manager-openvpn-gnome – Network Management framework (OpenVPN plugin GNOME GUI)
network-manager-pptp – network management framework (PPTP plugin)
network-manager-pptp-gnome – network management framework (PPTP plugin)
network-manager-vpnc – network management framework (VPNC plugin core)
network-manager-vpnc-gnome – network management framework (VPNC plugin GNOME GUI)
network-manager – network management framework daemon
network-manager-dev – network management framework (development files)
network-manager-gnome – network management framework (GNOME frontend)


Add the Network icon to the panel:


network is blocked

To solved this run this:


Disable bell in terminal

open the file “/etc/inputrc” and add this:


Mint backup

run this:


BUG : wait for sound system to respond

System > Preferences > Startup Applications add this:


BUG : Couldn’t execute command: xscreensaver-command -lock

run this command:

System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts
Lock Screen disable.
Add new “Ctrl+Alt+L” with “xlock” ,apply done!


BUG : Chrome wont start as root

Menue>Internet>Chrome>Properties>Comand and add this:


BUG : run a *.deb


BUG : E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room. Please increase the size of APT::Cache-Limit. Current value: 25165824. (man 5 apt.conf)

Solution A:

open “/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70debconf” and add this:

then run this:

Solution B:

open “/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/90user” and add this:


BUG : GRUB2 error: out of disk


BUG : VLC is not supposed to be run as root. Sorry.

In line 7F8, replace “geteuid” with “getppid”.

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  1. Thats a very good Tutorial, including the solutions for the bugs, could you make another one for kali linux, its newer and I think more people would use it ?

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