NOTE: You will not be able to see the password as you type it.
Starting a GUI EnvironmentAfter you are logged in you can start the GUI Environment by issuing the startx command.
X wont start!In rare occasions (such as after a VMware tools install, or when using unsupported Video cards), X will refuse to start. If that happens you have several options you can try in order to fix the issue:
- Reconfiguring the X server package, you can reset (and often fix) Xorg configurations with the following command:
root@bt:~# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
- If you are using Backtrack 5 on x64 with KDE you should try the following:
root@bt:~# rm /root/.kde/cache-*NOTE: Sometimes you may need to also remove the cache folders in /var/tmp by issuing the following command:
root@bt:~# rm -rf /var/tmp/kdecache-*