I had some problems getting the BT3 suite to work on my Aspire 5720Z with a Broadcom chipset.

Initially it would halt at udevtrigger for an indefinate amount of time.
After reading up on the forums I found the solution:

At the bootmenu select KDE (or whatever), hit TAB instead of ENTER

Add this:
The system will boot.

Log in using "root" & "toor" as Username / Password

you'll se the command prompt.

enter this:
#udevd --daemon 
#udevtrigger --subsystem-nomatch=pci
90% of the time you'll get the familiar KDE interface up with a sleek BackTrack 3 desktop wallpaper.
10% of the time you'll get a halt. If so: Reboot!

Now you're in.
Bring up a konsole window.
About 50% of the time (my experience) you'll get a PTY error saying that you don't have read/write rights. If so, Reboot!

If not you're good to go.

In the konsole, bring up your network adapters.

If you get the Broadcom 4311 recognized (eth0) then you're good. Congrats!

If not, you need to load the bcm43xx drivers.
In the console, enter this:

#modprobe bcm43xx
Then re-check iwconfig:
Your Broadcom card should now be recognized as "Broadcom 4311"

I've tried it to monitor and inject, and it works fine. Only problem I see is reduced range/sensitivity compared to my HP Compaq 8510p with a Intel WiFi Link 4965AGN chipset in it.

Enjoy the BT3 suite!


This tut has been written by a total noob. My experience with any Linux suite is limited to the 10 hours I've used with the BT3 USB live-distro (6 of which I used to get it to boot). I've written this to the best of my abilities based on my tiny experience. I WILL NOT take any flak for writing stuff that "everyone knows" or claims like "superfluous, use the search n00B!".

Just sharing my experiences.