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    Question Some very basic questions about BackTrack 4

    Hello, everyone. I'm using BackTrack 4 pre-final, and I have several questions about it that are very basic (so, please don't laugh ).
    1. How do I simply connect to a wifi access point? I can't find any 'connect-to' interface like the one in ubuntu.
    2. Where can I find the files I have "moved to trash"? I can not find the trash folder or anything like that.

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    Smile Re: Some very basic questions about BackTrack 4

    Hi,

    I can only answer Question 1:

    Click K Menu > Internet > WICD network Manager

    Hope that helps

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    Default Re: Some very basic questions about BackTrack 4

    Hello,

    1.)
    Type as root or use sudo
    Code:
    # start-network
    Then Start "Wicd Network Manager" under "Internet" from the K-Menu

    2.)
    Take a look @
    Code:
    $USERS_HOME/.local/share/Trash/files/
    Greez BeNe

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    Default Re: Some very basic questions about BackTrack 4

    1. Open the menu, Services > NETWORK > Start NETWORK
    2. Open the menu, Internet -> Wicd Network Manager

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    Default Re: Some very basic questions about BackTrack 4

    Try dmesg and iwconfig too see if kernel have found your wifi nic.

    If you use WPA then use wpa_supplicant too connect, google on route , iwconfig , dhcpd and there is a good tutorial out
    there on how too use them.

    I am looking for a more good solotiion anyone know howto fix wpa wifi connet using /etc/init.d/networking start ?

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    Default Re: Some very basic questions about BackTrack 4

    1. Open a console, type sudo wicd start. Then go to menu>internet>wicd network manager. Should be pretty simple from there. Don't ask me why this is necessary because I'm not quite sure. I just know that it needs to be done.

    2. Open Konqueror (little blue button next to the K Menu button). In menu bar across top of window Go>Trash.

    3. If you're new to Linux in general I would recommend a different Distro to get started and learn the basics.

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    Default Re: Some very basic questions about BackTrack 4

    Quote Originally Posted by starleaf1 View Post
    How do I simply connect to a wifi access point? I can't find any 'connect-to' interface like the one in ubuntu.
    "/etc/init.d/wicd start" before "startx".
    To make it to automatically run on start-up use "update-rc.d wicd defaults".

    Quote Originally Posted by starleaf1 View Post
    Where can I find the files I have "moved to trash"? I can not find the trash folder or anything like that.
    Open Konqueror, you will see the trash on the home page.
    Last edited by Snayler; 01-15-2010 at 02:38 AM.

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    Default Re: Some very basic questions about BackTrack 4

    Upgrade to the final .

    Check these out for references:
    Up and Running Backtrack 4 - Offensive Security
    Code:
    locate Trash |less

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    Default Re: Some very basic questions about BackTrack 4

    first do you have a regular install or is it virtual machine? If its a regular install the reason you can't see your wireless nics is because they are turned off by default, so you have to enable them 1st.
    try
    ifconfig interface up
    where interface would be wlan0 or eth1 or eth0 depending on the network interface you are using.
    once you put in ifconfig eth0 up, then type in ifconfig alone to make sure that the interface is up.

    im old school so i just connect using command line. if your wireless network is called "linksys"
    then the command would be
    iwconfig interface essid linksys
    if theres security on your connection, i hope there is !
    iwconfig interface essid linksys key XXXXXX
    where xxxxxx is your encryption key
    if there are a bunch of retards around and all the neighbors have their wireless ap's broadcasting as "linksys"
    then you need to also issue these two commands
    iwconfig interface channel 1-13
    and
    iwconfig interface ap mac-address
    where the channel is whatever you have yours set to, and where mac-address is the mac of your ap.
    if you are connecting to a coffee shop or something you can get this info by running
    iwlist interface scan
    that gives you the data on the closest networks.
    once you issue these commands then just issue
    dhclient interface
    to negotiate a connection!


    i do it all this way because when i tried to install a wireless connection ap on bt4 prefinal i messed up something, ad this is actually better, because you can connect to any mac address

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    Default Re: Some very basic questions about BackTrack 4

    Question 1:

    Go to Main menuat the bottom (the first from left to right), then go to menu Internet ---> Wicd Network Manager


    Question 2:

    This link may help you

    Where is MY Trash Folder - Ubuntu Forums

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