While getting a Mimo 7″ touchscreen USB monitor working earlier I needed to install some packages however when attempting to do so I received an error. Initially I thought that I had broken something on a system I had just installed BackTrack Linux on however that was not the case. Below I describe the error received in more detail as well as how to resolve the issue.
When installing Backtrack 4 on a Windows Virtual PC VM this afternoon I got an error when attempting to start the X server. After initially booting the DVD inside the virtual machine I set up for the Backtrack 4 installation I got the error starting X with the startx command. Resolving it was easy for me though I don’t know that it would always be as easy for others. Below I describe the error received when starting X and what I did to resolve the problem.