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July 27th, 2011, 08:47 PM
tryin gto install backtrack 5 on my laptop

Already and linuc on it.

Typed in :startx on the command line to run the program and i get this.

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
if this server is no longer running, remove/tmp/.x0-lock
and start again

Please consult the The X.Org foundation support
at http://wiki.x.org
for help.

. ddxsigGiveup: Closing log

how dop i install this backtrack 5 linux?
Why is this error message displaying?

July 28th, 2011, 02:26 PM
someone please help

July 28th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Sorry, but it's hard to understand exactly what you've tried so far.

Backtrack is an independent distribution, so you need to put their .iso file on an empty cd, and boot from that. From there you can type startx. If you just type startx on your current linux system, it will tell you x is already running.

July 28th, 2011, 05:42 PM
Why don't you try Ubuntu instead, then, perhaps, we'll be able to help you.

July 29th, 2011, 05:26 PM
i use ubuntu. i just wanan try something new.

I did download the iso onto a cd. I put it in the system. tried to type startx and it has a black screen for like 30 seconds then comes right back to the login screen.

The boot order is set for the cd drive to boot first.

well heres a thought. i burnt the iso on a dvd not a cd. cd is to small. and my drive is a cd/dvd drive.

July 29th, 2011, 08:35 PM
Backtrack has its own forum, check it out.