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    Let me say backtrack is my first linux distro I'm usually a windows user and let me say I am LOST!!!!!!!!!!!! I am trying to use some of it's fancy wireless security features and can get it to do nothing. Kismet says it cant detect any networks (Im definitely in range of at least a few), and as far as I can tell my wireless adapter is not even working. I tried to open firefox to no avail. I am booting from a thumbdrive if that is any help, and I am using backtrack 4. If any1 has any tips/help please let me know!

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    Try Frequently Asked Questions
    Then http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ad-thread.html
    Also check the rules that you agreed to uphold so that you will know which two you have already broken.
    There is a quiz.

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    Oops.... Allow me to appologize. I'm sure these links will get me off in the right direction, so thanks man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archangel.Amael View Post
    There is a quiz.
    You sir have made my day.
    Where can we find the quiz to see if we are worthy?
    Common Knowledge: Username, "root". Password, "toor". "startx" gives you a GUI, and "fix-vesa" will fix BT if you have no GUI. Start networking with "/etc/init.d/networking start" and check your IP settings with "ifconfig -a". "dhclient" will automatically use DHCP for your IP. Google is your friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by micole View Post
    You sir have made my day.
    I try my best.
    Where can we find the quiz to see if we are worthy?
    Question 1. What two rules did the op break?
    Question 2. Without further communication with the OP, what is the problem and where is the answer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archangel.Amael View Post
    Question 1. What two rules did the op break?
    Question 2. Without further communication with the OP, what is the problem and where is the answer?
    1. Didn't search the forums and "Use sensible descriptive titles in your posts".
    2. OP most likely did not start networking, and in my signiture. (Or here if you wanted to use the links in the "New to linux" Thread http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/)

    Oh boy I hope I got these right...
    Last edited by micole; 03-05-2010 at 07:12 PM. Reason: Made a external link to networking
    Common Knowledge: Username, "root". Password, "toor". "startx" gives you a GUI, and "fix-vesa" will fix BT if you have no GUI. Start networking with "/etc/init.d/networking start" and check your IP settings with "ifconfig -a". "dhclient" will automatically use DHCP for your IP. Google is your friend.

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    ok guys again I apologize for breaking the and not searching the forums, but I am happy to say I did get this one fixed. For some reason or another when i tried to open Wicd before it just didn't do anything, but today I tried it again and it opened up like a charm. Strangest thing right?

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    It must be true then, rebooting (even in BT) fixes 80% of problems!

    I'm just playing with you OP, hopefully you don't. Have anymore major hitches while using BT
    Common Knowledge: Username, "root". Password, "toor". "startx" gives you a GUI, and "fix-vesa" will fix BT if you have no GUI. Start networking with "/etc/init.d/networking start" and check your IP settings with "ifconfig -a". "dhclient" will automatically use DHCP for your IP. Google is your friend.

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