- THE ENVIRONMENT WAS KDE!
- I am very adverse to KDE. Stable, but incredibly ugly in my opinion. I just can't stand it, and have always had an instant aversion to it.
- It did not fully support my graphics card!
- The highest resolution I could achieve with BackTrack RT4 was 800x600; the only alternate being 640x400. My highest possible resolution is 1280x800. Not very high, but still so much better than 800x600.
Although I only found it a few days ago, I honestly can't recall where I first saw it. GnackTrack, a potential solution to my display resolution problems. GnackTrack is a Ubuntu-derived Linux distribution meant to function as BackTrack, but with a Gnome environment. As it is derived from the latest releases of Ubuntu, I figured that since Ubuntu supports almost all my hardware (save for my internal mic), GnackTrack should too! I boot into it... Success! Full resolution! But wait- What is this... No internet connections available? Suddenly my massive excitement is completely gone, and I'm flashing back to my first experience with Ubuntu. I was so excited to try something new that I completely wiped my hard drive to install only Ubuntu, just to discover that the version at the time (8.10) did not support my wireless card, and I was stuck without internet access for months, as I had ventured into Linux alone, without anyone to aid me. Oh goodness, I love venturing off topic. Anyways, I've submitted a bug report on the GT forums, and am currently downloading the most recent version of BackTrack to see if it supports my graphics card yet. Fun stuff! Below is a video of my first boot into GnackTrack. At the end I decided to demonstrate one of the tools that I have previous experience with: macchanger. Ignore the bit of fail there, I had forgotten the syntax, and my wireless typically operates on wlan0 but for some reason it's defaulting to eth0.