Recently I wanted to change the splash screen for BackTrack 5r3 which runs on a base of Ubuntu Linux 10.04 codename Lucid. To do this follow the steps below so each time your computer reboots you can have the splash screen of your choice. Do keep in mind that if the kernel is updated you may have to follow these instructions again.
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.
While playing around with pbnj or scanpbnj on Backtrack just a little bit ago I received an error when attempting to have scanpbnj output results to a CSV file. The error received is easily resolved by installing a single package on Backtrack. Below the error is described in more detail along with details about how to install the package that resolves the error message.
Lately I have had a lot of requests on how to install Sun’s Virtual Box on Backtrack 4. Virtual Box is a virtual environment similar to Vmware but it is free. Virtual Box will allow you to run other operating systems on your host. This can be useful for security because you will not harm any one or any thing will practicing.
It should be noted that adding third party repositories to any distribution can cause problems. That being said, many of us have downloaded and installed Virtual box using this method with out any problems.
Below I will outline the few simple steps to install Virtual Box
While working on a clients Ubuntu Linux computer I needed to send some of the logs to myself so I could analyze them at a later date but there was not an SMTP server installed on the computer. This can be resolved by installing the Exim MTA (Mail Transfer Agent) using the below apt-get command which is actually stated fairly clearly in the output of attempting to use the mail command from the Ubuntu CLI as shown below. The initial attempt at using the mail command as well as the output from apt-get is displayed in the below example output.