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backtrack 5 rc3 wireless not detected, even after compat drivers installed

Stock Drivers so after running ifconfig: lo no wireless extentions eth0 no wireless extentions running airmon-ng returns the headings only, no adapters are show (I am typing this from ...
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unable to turn on wifi in backtrack 5 r3 while booting from usb [duplicate]

i have hp pavilion 15 with RT3290 802.11bgn WIFI-ADAPTER in my laptop there is a shotcut key to turn on(white light)/off(orange light) wifi which works perfectly on windows. i installed backtrack 5 ...
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airmon-ng shows empty results in Backtrack 5 R3

I installed VMWare Workstation 10 and Backtrack 5 R3 64-bit as a virtual machine on it. Currently, I am using Windows 8 64-bit. When I run airmon-ng in Backtrack, it shows empty results. I searched ...
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airmon-ng can't find any interface

I'm new to backtrack 5 r3-linux and I installed it on vmware . but after using airmon-ng no result's comes out ! it can not find interface , chipset , or driver . my usb wireless is D-link DWA-123 ...
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How do I wipe a hard drive using Backtrack 5 RC3?

I need to wipe an entire hard drive and the only tools I have are Backtrack 5 RC3 and the internet. Apparently earlier versions of Backtrack had a tool to wipe the hard drive, called wipe. I need to ...
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apt-get update backtrack repository

I got error massages like failed to fetch, unable to connect: With these source.list repositories. I even tried http://50.7.240.6 and it joined but there were different errors. I have Backtrack 5 ...
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Not able to connect to internet on bt5r3

I am using BT 5R3 and I am able to ping gateway, internal network, and google.com.The problem is that I am not able to browse webpages on Mozilla. Note: I have an accesslist applied on my Wi-Fi ...
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Computer wont boot to windows

I recently installed a Linux operating system (backtrack 5 r3) I couldn't connect to the internet with it so I removed the partition manually. After that, whenever I turn on my computer it goes to a ...
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Unrecoverable system error when try to install Kali Linux on VirtualBox running on Windows 7

Downloaded kali-linux-1.0.2-i386.torrent and mounted ISO on a virtual drive. Followed directions on http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-hard-disk-install to install Kali on VirtualBox ...
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Linux - Gem Error installing PG

I'm getting used to Linux, and currently making a switch to Backtrack 5 to start practicing for school in security. I'm running msfupdate, which installs a bunch of gem files. While installing PG from ...
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297 views

Fixing MTRR error in Linux

I am getting this error is Backtrack 5 R3 using KDE, Error setting MTRR (base=0x80000000 size=0x10000000 type = 1 inappropriate ioctl for device (25) Here is the X server log and here is my MTRR ...
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Wirelss card not being detected in backtrack 5

I just installed backtrack 5 and I am unable to detect my wireless card. iwconfig doesn't list my interface. I can see that the hardware is present in lspci -vnn (see below) but I can't get the ...
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611 views

Performing local security checks with OpenVAS 5 from Backtrack 5 r3

I'm trying to perform local security checks using OpenVAS on a remote machine, from my Backtrack5r3 machine. I have followed the official OpenVAS guide Howto: Perform local security checks and I have ...
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Backtrack 4 audio volume slider is not working

I am using Backtrack 4 and loving it. But the one problem is the audio volume slider of the gnome notification bar is not working. Hence I have to depend on either that of VLC's audio volume slider or ...
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startx error: no desktop manager

I have Backtrack 5R2 KDE. The error resulted from a hard-reset (hard-reboot). After that, I cannot load the KDE manager when I enter the startx command after logging in. Whenever I do a startx ...
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Trouble with mergecap [ concatenation of pcap files ] - undesired info in output file

I hope somebody will be able to help me... The problem is with merging multiple .pcap files. Recently - like a week ago I've used a mergecap to merge mutiple pcap files into one. Everything worked ...
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Linux side by side with Windows

I have a laptop with two partitions- one with a Windows 8 Pro, and the other with a BackTrack5 Linux OS. I can easily switch between the two, provided that I restart the laptop. Is it possible to ...
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Can I change the password of Backtrack running on a Live USB?

I am planning to run backtrack in Live USB mode with persistent memory, can I change the password of root, because my friends will certainly mess up with the files if it has default root/toot ...
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/etc/init.d/networking start errors with “network stop:waiting”

System: I'm on a BT5r3 image atop of VMware Fusion 5 on OSX 10.7.4 I spin up the VM, login, run startx, then hop in a terminal to run service networking start. I have just one interface configured in ...
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Backtrack startx issue

Downloaded and installed Backtrack 5 R3 Gnome 32 bit into thumbdrive (HBCD). Here is how HBCD menu calls it: title 5) BackTrack\nLinux Distibution for Penetration, Forensics, Hacking, ...
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Cannot boot from Yumi multiboot USB stick

I've just created a multiboot USB stick using Yumi. I tried to start my notebook (Asus K70IO) using it, but all I see is just a black screen with blinking underscore even after waiting for minutes. ...
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How to install USB dongle modem in BackTrack?

I've spent the past 2 days and 1½ hour from the third day trying to figure out how to configure my USB modem to start surfing on the net. And now I give up. Obviously I don't know what I'm doing so I ...
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FATAL : No Bootable medium found! System halted

I just got a .iso of the linux distro Backtrack 5 R2. I set it up, using virtual box, and set it up to run using the .iso, and hard drive as a .vdi. Here's the setup: System: Base Memory: 1500 MB ...
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Bluesnarfer in Backtrack 5

I'm new to backtrack and I am learning to hack Bluetooth . As you know I must use Bluesnarfer. But when I use it I get this error: Can someone help me to solve this, I searched the Internet but I ...
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274 views

“shell not found” on start of backtrack 5

I am using backtrack5 in VMware on my system. I was trying to change my default shell to ksh. After executing the 'chsh' command. On restarting the OS, it shows "Cannot execute ksh: no such file or ...
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Running chrome in Backtrack Linux

I am using the Backtrack 5 linux distribution, and i wanted to install chrome, but it wont run as root for default. I know that using --user-data-dir will let me run it as root. But is there a safer ...
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Persistent BackTrack on USB

Can someone explain how to make a persistent installation of BackTrack 5 on an 8GB USB drive?
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How to install Ubuntu or BackTrack Linux on iMac

I have an Intel based iMac 2010 21.5" and I would like to install Backtrack (preferably) or Ubuntu. Every time I try to install one of the two, I get a black screen when the installer loads the video ...
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Authentication fails when using BackTrack 5 under VirtualBox, on Airport Express

I've got BackTrack 5 running in VirtualBox on my Mac. The airport is recognized by VirtualBox as a bridged connection. BackTrack 5 is picking up the airport, and is displaying available wireless ...
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TSOCKS error on Backtrack 5 Linux

I am running Backtrack 5 and when I tried installing tsocks with this tutorial (which was intended for Ubuntu, but I couldn't find one for Backtrack). When I go through the steps and I try to run ...
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Backtrack 5 On USB Error

I encounter that error when I shutdown or restart Backtrack5 on USB that I created boot from unetbootin ! That is the error : (EE) FBDEV(0) : FBIOPUTCMAP : Invalid Arguement The XKeyboard Keymap ...
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Attempting to get BackTrack 5 running with a VMware virtual machine on Windows 7

For starters I'm running a 64bit Version of Windows 7. I'm also dual-booting 64bit Ubuntu 10.04 (if it matters). However, for this I'm trying to get this working on the Windows 7 side of things. I ...
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How to give log in credential for internet through command line

My GUI for backtrack is not working. I want to connect to internet. I gave the required static ip to my machine. but the problem is I have to give username and pasword through the browser before ...
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Buffer I/O error while booting from BackTrack 4.0 live CD using VirtualBox

I am facing a problem while installing BackTrack 4.0 on my VirtualBox installation. After assigning a hard drive and booting from the live CD, I am receiving a error message as follows. Loading, ...
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434 views

Linux distro for acer 4741G laptop

I need to install linux for my acer 4741 laptop. Anyone who did this before and managed to solve the device driver problems please share your experience with me. I already installed the backtrack ...
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Increasing the volume of sound on Backtrack 4

The sound on Backtrack 4 is too low, I am running a live CD but can't seem to find the volume knob.
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Linux - File was deleted and then reappeared when folder was zipped

I am using Backtrack 4 Final, which is a Linux distro that is Ubuntu based. I had a directory that contained around 5 files. I deleted one of the files, which sent it to the trash. I then zipped the ...
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Troubleshooting a network card on linux. Connected to network, given access point, no connection?

I installed the driver for my network card. iwconfig and ifconfig are all responsive to connecting to the network, I'm given an access point address. Then, I try to connect to a website and no dice. ...
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How do you install drivers on linux?

When you download linux drivers for devices such as wireless dongles, you'll get a folder full of random files that I'm assuming oyu need to compile? How do you install a wireless driver in linux?
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Fatal server error: no screens found. Running linux distro from usb drive

I'm trying to run backtrack from a usb drive on my netbook. Upon loading it, i get "Fatal server error: no screens found". What gives?