I tried to open "John" the Ripper from "K" menu\Backtrack\Priviledge Escalation\PasswordAttacks\PasswordOfflineAttacks\ John, and for a split second the Shell Konsole box opens up but then it closes. When I try to do the commands from just a plain shell konsole it still doesn't work properly because it isn't the John the Ripper program. I have tried both the Backtrack 3 ISO image and the VMWare image and both of them do the same thing. I have tried it on my Backtrack 2 VMWare image and it works like it is suppose to and gives me the passwords, so it must be a bug within Bactrack 3.