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Screenshots – Configure Keyboard Shortcuts For Backtrack Linux

Since I write a lot of articles about Backtrack Linux it is nice to have keyboard shortcuts for different screenshot commands. The two screenshot commands that I use most in Backtrack are “gnome-screenshot -w” and “gnome-screenshot”. The gnome-screenshot command will take a screenshot of the entire desktop while “gnome-screenshot -w” will take a screenshot of the active window only. Below I describe setting up ¬†keyboard shortcuts for each of these commands on Backtrack Linux. The below information will work the same on Ubuntu 10.04 as it does on Backtrack Linux since that is what the current Backtrack Linux version (Backtrack 5 release 3) is built on.

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Error Compiling pwntcha On Backtrack Linux – image.c:28:5: error: #error No imaging library

While troubleshooting some issues with pwntcha which is installed by default on Backtrack Linux version 5 R3 I received some errors compiling pwntcha from source. The Imlib2 development files need to be installed before compiling pwntcha from source on Backtrack Linux 5 R3 or Ubuntu 10.04. Below I provide the output from the pwntcha compile errors as well as show the install command for the package that needs to be installed before pwntcha will compile without errors.

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Install Python 2.4 On Backtrack Linux 5 R3

Some tools in Backtrack Linux version 5 R3 were written for older versions of Python so if you are interested in using some of these tools in can be beneficial to install older versions of Python such as Python 2.4. Below I describe how to easily install Python 2.4 without causing issues with the Python 2.6 that is installed by default on Backtrack Linux 5 R3 or Ubuntu 10.04.