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 http://www.backtrack-linux.org/downloads/

 

Ubuntu software centre and update manager

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

sudo apt-get install software-center

then run a update:

sudo apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

now you could choose your software sources at:

System > Administration > Software Sources

If you want the Update manager, run this:

sudo apt-get install update-manager

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

 

NVIDIA or ATI/AMD driver

NVIDIA: http://www.nvidia.de/Download/indexsg.aspx?lang=de

just run it from your download folder.

ATI/AMD: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx 

Code:

sudo sh amd-driver.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/lucid
sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb
sudo aticonfig --initial -f

After a reboot you could check your driver status with:

fglrxinfo

 

Network

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)

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn
sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome
sudo apt-get install network-manager-pptp
sudo apt-get install network-manager-pptp-gnome
sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc
sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc-gnome
sudo apt-get install network-manager
sudo apt-get install network-manager-dev
sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome

 

Add the Network icon to the panel:

echo auto lo > /etc/network/interfaces
echo iface lo inet loopback >> /etc/network/interfaces
service network-manager start
nm-applet &

 

network is blocked

To solved this run this:

sudo rfkill unblock all

 

Disable bell in terminal

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

set bell-style none

 

Mint backup

run this:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/mintbackup && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mintbackup

 

BUG : wait for sound system to respond

System > Preferences > Startup Applications add this:

/usr/bin/pulseaudio

 

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

run this command:

apt-get install xlockmore gconf-editor

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:

/usr/bin/chromium-browser %U --user-data-dir www.google.at

 

BUG : run a *.deb

sudo dpkg -i name.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:

APT::Cache-Limit "100000000";

then run this:

sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get update --fix-missing

Solution B:

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

APT::Cache-Limit "100000000";

 

BUG : GRUB2 error: out of disk

sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda

 

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

sudo apt-get install ghex
ghex2 /usr/bin/vlc

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

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