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.
I recently installed Windows Virtual PC on my Windows 7 laptop and so far really like using it for virtual machines. One thing that I needed to change after the initial installation was to assign more available memory to the virtual machine which I initially thought I could do from within the XP Mode virtual machine as displayed in the below image.
Awhile back I accidentally assigned a Speed Dial key to the number 1 on my BlackBerry 8320 Curve cell phone. The problem with this is that the 1 key is reserved for Voicemail. When VM is dialed with that speed dial key then the Voicemail Settings are used so if you have password protected your voicemail, as noted here, then you can have the password automatically entered when dialing VM by using the 1 Speed Dial key.
Recently I was troubleshooting an issue with a Peprl script that is used to backup and then restore a PostgreSQL database every night. The script creates a database, moves the current database, and then moves the new database it created into the place of the first database. I noticed that the restore database was not…