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.
One of the shortcomings of Linux used to be a failure to properly support high end graphics cards. This is no longer the case with Nvidia, ATI on the other hand still has a way to go. A question I see asked a lot is how to I overclock my Nvidia card if I am using Linux.
If you use pastebin as much as I do then you will think this tool is as cool as I do. Pastebin is a online site which allows users to copy and paste snippets of code in order for share them with other people and get feed back.