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Post Wed May 11, 2011 5:22 pm

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A direct download is supposed to be available after a couple weeks or something like that...if you can hold out :-P
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Post Wed May 11, 2011 8:06 pm

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Nope  ;D
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Post Wed May 11, 2011 9:00 pm

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Anyone else tried to get gdm to start automatically under the gnome version? It seems to be disabled somewhere that's less than obvious (to me anyway)  :-[
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Post Thu May 12, 2011 1:10 am

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I've tried as well, but with no luck so far.  Created /etc/init/gdm.conf on BT5, copying its contents from a fresh Ubuntu 10.04 install - didn't work.  I then tried editting /etc/default/grub to match what's on the Ubuntu 10.04 install and now BT won't boot up anymore, it just hangs at the splash screen haha.
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Post Thu May 12, 2011 7:33 am

Re: BackTrack 5

Another thing, did someone installed both Firefox 4 and Firefox 3.6?

The default Firefox 4 doesn't support some interesting plugins yet...

I found this link for Windows: http://superuser.com/questions/160986/i ... irefox-3-6

This for Macs: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-r ... les-2011-3

It is probably feasible, based on this post: http://www.johannes-eva.net/how-to-inst ... untu-linux

I just want to know if someone was able to do it in Backtrack 5.

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Post Thu May 12, 2011 8:27 am

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H1t M0nk3y wrote:Another thing, did someone installed both Firefox 4 and Firefox 3.6?

The default Firefox 4 doesn't support some interesting plugins yet...

I found this link for Windows: http://superuser.com/questions/160986/i ... irefox-3-6

This for Macs: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-r ... les-2011-3

It is probably feasible, based on this post: http://www.johannes-eva.net/how-to-inst ... untu-linux

I just want to know if someone was able to do it in Backtrack 5.

Thanks


Not sure if this helps but they have given some 'HowTos' on the backtrack site for plugins for Firefox 4.  Maybe you can apply these steps for all plugins. I figure it is worth a shot.  I will be able to try this later tonight.  I can post later if this is successful for more missing plugins. 


http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/b ... e-x64.html
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Post Thu May 12, 2011 8:43 am

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I personally don't autologin, but if you want it to autostart the gui AFTER root logs in, just vi (or whatever editor you want to use) your ~/.bash_profile, add startx and save it.  Next time you login as root, it'll auto-start the gui.
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Post Thu May 12, 2011 8:56 am

Re: BackTrack 5

Can anyone help me with screen res problem? I am using KDE in vmware when it first boots I get res 800x600 However when I go full screen it looks crap so I change the res to 1200x900 and it looks perfect but as soon as I reboot it reverts back to 800x600 and I have to go thought the process again.
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Post Thu May 12, 2011 9:48 am

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jason wrote:Anyone else tried to get gdm to start automatically under the gnome version? It seems to be disabled somewhere that's less than obvious (to me anyway)  :-[


This is what I did on my system (might be worth taking a snapshot before):
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apt-get install gdm


and then edit the /etc/rc.local file to start gdm automatically, which looks like this:
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/usr/sbin/gdm &
exit 0
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Post Thu May 12, 2011 9:52 am

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Jamie.R wrote:Can anyone help me with screen res problem? I am using KDE in vmware when it first boots I get res 800x600 However when I go full screen it looks crap so I change the res to 1200x900 and it looks perfect but as soon as I reboot it reverts back to 800x600 and I have to go thought the process again.


Add an entry in your .profile for xrandr...

xrandr -s 1200x900
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Post Thu May 12, 2011 10:22 am

Re: BackTrack 5

Cool I thought I could was not sure how to do it tho I will try that 
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Post Thu May 12, 2011 10:39 am

Re: BackTrack 5

I have tried that and it does not seem to work any other ideas?
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Post Thu May 12, 2011 11:47 am

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This is what I did on my system (might be worth taking a snapshot before):


Nice. That did the trick.  8)
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Post Fri May 13, 2011 2:48 pm

Re: BackTrack 5

I just wanted to note a solution for the system beep in Backtrack 5 (Gnome x64) that I was having.  It is painfully loud.  Anyway, maybe someone else is having the same trouble: 

In the terminal:
run 'alsamixer'
move to PC Beep
press m to mute
press escape
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Post Sat May 14, 2011 5:52 pm

Re: BackTrack 5

Fixed my problem too. How is everyone finding BT5 then ? At first i was a bit frustrating but now I have it all setup i and getting used to it I like it. I have not really noticed a big difference in programs but I do prefer the layout and general GUI improvements.
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