Saturday, June 18, 2011

How-TO: 'startx' Backtrack 5 KDE

Upon putting Backtrack 5 (BT5) DVD, the BT5 will boot successfully to the text-based terminal. You are want to install BT5 onto your hard drive now. 


The problem you may encounter next is that when you were told to run 'startx' you fire up the GUI where the installation will take place, you will hit the error of "Shutting down X-Server" which eventually brought you back to the terminal.


Follow the below work around to get yourself ti the BT5 GUI successfully.


# cd /root/.kde/
# find . -type f -iname "*.kcache" -delete
# startx

The BT5 GUI will be loaded successfully in no time
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