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    Default BackTrack2 - Problems running Kismet

    Total newbie here.

    I burnt BackTrack2 into a CD, booted my laptop, and everything went fine. When I try to run Kismet from the Shell, I get the following error:

    Server Options: none
    Client Options: none
    Starting server...
    Waiting for server to start before starting UI
    Suid priv-dropping disabled - This may not be secure
    No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled
    Enabling channel hopping
    Enabling channel splitting
    FATAL: No packsources were enabled. Make sure that if you use an enablesource line that you specify the correct sources.


    When I run iwconfig I get:

    lo no wireless extensions
    eth0 no wireless extensions


    My laptop is a HP Pavillion tx1000 Notebook, the processor is an AMD Turion 64, 2 gig RAM, 32-bit system, the network adapter is a Broadcom 4321AG 802.11a/b/gdraft-n, and a NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller.

    My research indicates that the Broadcom Network Adapter should work fine, however, it doesn't seem to.

    Please help!!! Take in consideration that I am totally inexperienced with Linux commands.

    Thank you!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabrielwk View Post
    Please help!!! Take in consideration that I am totally inexperienced with Linux commands.
    BT is far from a starter distro. Try something like Ubuntu etc until you're comfortable working in Linux.
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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    Default Sorry aboout double posting

    New member. I thought my first posting didn't go through because I never received a confirmation.

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    Don't run it from the console.
    There are some startup scripts involved to allow it to auto-detect your (supported) interface, when launched via the menu entry.

    Run it from the menu entry.

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    Thank you, I will. However, I already use Vista in my laptop. Would Ubuntu OS overwrite my hard drive if I install it? Would you suggest a partition in my HD for Linux?

    ty!!

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