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    Backtrack installed on laptop

    Hey guys. So I installed Backtrack (Gnome) on my laptop today and I have a not so big but annoying problem- backtrack doesn't fill the screen and it has two black stripes where the screen ends. I can't describe it very well but here's a picture of it. Thanks in (3).jpg

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    Linux User zenwalker's Avatar
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    Feb 2010
    Inland Empire
    PHP Code:
    dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg 
    as root and see if that works
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    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    Jul 2004
    Either at home or at work or down the pub
    As I understand it, backtrack is fairly old and kali is a much more recent version.
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    Linux Enthusiast Steven_G's Avatar
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    Jun 2012
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    Also, BT and Kali are different kinds of beasts. They are not really designed to be installed to hardware, but rather to be run as live CDs or VMs. That doesn't mean that you *can't* install them, just that they were not originally intended to operate as a primary OS. Also, be aware, that while one of the great things about *nix is that you can crawl under the hood and do pretty much whatever you want you had better be ultra-slick before you try that with either BT or Kali as it is very, very easy to break specialized background components without even realizing that you did any damage.

    My advice: Pick something more flexible as your base OS and run BT in a VM.

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    Just Joined! tuebor's Avatar
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    May 2013
    How does it look when it's installed? I have it on my MacBook and it works fine. If not use the dragon utility under \pentest\miscellaneous\utility


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