Upgrade From BackTrack 5 R2 to BackTrack 5 R3

bt5r2-blog-1Recently, we released the long-awaited BackTrack 5 R3 but for those of you who don’t want to start fresh with a new installation, have no fear because you can easily upgrade your existing installation of R2 to R3.

Our primary focus with this release was on the implementation of various bug fixes, numerous tools upgrades and well over 60 new additions to the BackTrack suite. Because of this, the upgrade path to BackTrack 5 R3 is relatively quick and painless.

First, you will want to make sure that your existing system is fully updated:

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Building your own storage server with freenas

My goal was to create an affordable storage server that has a capacity around 10 TB, to store my favorite collections on it and make some backups from various system.
And most important … It doesn’t use a lot of juice….

I was also looking at some QNAP’s and SYNOLOGY’s NAS drives but they are all pretty expensieve  especialy the ones that could house 8 drives or more.

I used the following components to build/house my storage server. (note that most of these part where laying aroung in my house.)
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Goodbye CSC ….

GoodBye CSC

GoodBye CSC

Install ALFA AWUS036NHR – chipset RTL8188RU – compat-wireless driver on Backtrack 5

ALFA AWUS036NHR – chip RTL8188RU – compat-wireless driver.


— Tested on Backtrack 5 R1 Gnome 32 & 64bit fresh install:
— Upgrade:
Code:

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get autoremove

— Prepare kernel sources:
Code:

prepare-kernel-sources
cd /usr/src/linux
cp -rf include/generated/* include/linux/
ln -s /usr/src/linux /lib/modules/2.6.39.4/build
apt-get install linux-headers
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PowerColor Readies Single-Slot Radeon HD 6850 Graphics Card

According to the source from DonamimHaber,PowerColor is preparing for the launch of a single-slot Radeon HD 6850 graphics card,which provides two CorssFire bridge connectors for setting up 4-way CorssFireX platform.

PowerColor Radeon HD 6850 graphics card adopts non-reference PCB design and packs single-slot cooler.

The graphics card supports Eyefinity technology.As for I/O,it provides two mini-DP,a HDMI and a DVI connectors.

AMD Brings FirePro 2270 Professional Graphics Card – Expreview.com

AMD has lately announced ATI FirePro 2270 professional graphics cards,which features low-profile half-length design and better compatibility.

 

FirePro 2270 is designed for professionals who require the ability to view and interact with multiple applications in the industries like design,engineering,financial and medical.

AMD Brings FirePro 2270 Professional Graphics Card – Expreview.com.

Zotac Mini H67-ITX WiFi Motherboard Resumes Shipping

Intel 6 series motherboard chipset has shipped for some time,and lately Zotac announces that its Mini ITX motherboard——H67-ITX WiFi resumes shipping.

 

The new Zotac H67-ITX WiFi motherboard adopts B3 stepping chipset, and in the packing box,it prints “NEW REVISION”.The serial number is changed from H67ITX-A-E into H67ITX-C-E. Continue reading Zotac Mini H67-ITX WiFi Motherboard Resumes Shipping

Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate to Launch On February 10th

Microsoft recently send out the invitation to some media website for the IE9 launch event held on February 10th,and it’s likely that Internet Explorer 9 release candidate will launch on that day.

The invitation said,”Members from the Internet Explorer team (and some special guests) will be visiting San Francisco in two weeks to share some important news.I know it’s an extremely busy news week already,but we’re hoping you can join us.”

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AMD Catalyst 11.1a Hot-Fix Driver Updating

Earlier,the updated features of AMD Catalyst 11.1a Hot-Fix driver was exposed and later the download wasleaked.However,we got the news that AMD is still updating this driver.

According to the source,there is bug with AMD Catalyst 11.1a Hot-Fix driver,the bug in OpenGL tessellation leads to void in performance improvement.The development team is trying every means to update TessMark performance.

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