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    Default Some Small Issues with BT5

    Well, Ive been tinkering with things and searching the internet for days for these problems trying to not get the good old RTFM from people that don't wish to explain it. So, I have decided I'm going to just have to ask some one.

    Problem 1: I wish to install gnome-network-manager package to be a replacement to the current default network manager that comes with BT5. Upon doing apt-get install gnome-network-manager I notice that the gnm applet is not working with the notification area that you can place on the bar. Thus making it useless. I checked about everything I can think of that has been suggested from docs and wiki's.

    Problem 2: I cannot for the life of me find out how to install flash onto firefox. I bet this is something simple but I just cannot figure it out. I have read a few suggestions posted on various forums but have not made any progress.

    I have a few other questions but they will have to wait, these are the top priority atm. Thanks for your time.

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    Cool Re: Some Small Issues with BT5

    NetworkManager HowTo:
    # apt-get -y install network-manager-gnome
    # cp /etc/network/interfaces{,.stock}
    # echo "auto lo" > /etc/network/interfaces
    # echo "iface lo inet loopback" >> /etc/network/interfaces
    # service network-manager start
    # nm-applet &

    Network manager should now be working and the applet should be active in gnome-panel

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    Adobe Flash Notes:
    Flash is installed in Firefox on BT5-gnome by default.
    You can verify this by visiting about:plugins in Firefox's URL/address bar
    NoScript is installed and enabled by default.
    Visit http://youtube.com
    Click any random video on the frontpage.
    You'll see the NoScript snake icon in the upper left corner.
    You'll see a flash icon in the middle of the video, click it.
    NoScript pop-up will appear, uncheck "always ask for confirmation", click OK.
    Flash object will reload and video will play.
    Optionally disable NoScript: Tools>Add-ons->NoScript->Disable.

    If Flash does not show up in Firefox's about:plugins then check:
    # ls -l /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/flashplugin-alternative.so
    should be a symlink to:
    # ls -l /etc/alternatives/mozilla-flashplugin
    which itself is a symlink of:
    # ls -l /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
    which is the actual binary file.

    If the above is not present you may do the following to install the Flash plugin:
    # kill -9 $(pgrep firefox)
    # mkdir flash-plugin
    # cd flash-plugin
    # wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
    # tar xzvf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
    # cp libflashplayer.so /usr/share/mozilla/plugins/
    # cd ..
    # rm -Rf flash-plugin

    Tested on BackTrack5-Final Gnome 32-bit Live-DVD.

    P.S. If you have the BT5 KDE edition you may have some issues with nm.
    If you have the 64-bit ISO you may have issues with Flash.
    If you are using the ARM variant, you're on your own.
    Additionally there is something screwy about the BT5 ISO which does not play nice with my I-ODD.

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    Default Re: Some Small Issues with BT5

    ok im on kde and I am having a hell of alot of issues with the install of flash as well has anyone got a trick that works for kde because everything I have tried has failed and I like being able to see website fully

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