How To Add The BackTrack Repository To Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10

BackTrack is a Ubuntu-based distribution built mainly for security testing and is provided for all user levels from beginners to advanced. The BackTrack distro provides professional users and hackers a large collection of open source tools and utilities that help in testing your hardware and network (wireless/wired) for security vulnerabilities. Their home page can be accessed here if you want to get more information about this Linux distro.

In this tutorial we will help you add the BackTrack repository to Ubuntu so that you can install BackTrack packages natively using "sudo apt-get install package" or from Ubuntu Software Center.

Getting Started

Open the terminal under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 or older and run the following commands to add the BackTrack repository:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb revolution main microverse non-free testing' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"

sudo apt-get update 

sudo apt-get upgrade 

To check if the repository is added correctly, you can try to install this BackTrack package: 

sudo apt-get install backtrack-wallpapers

Or you can search BackTrack applications from Ubuntu Software Center


Get Nitrux OS - a new awesome icon set for your desktop

Nitrux OS was just uploaded on Gnome-look but it already has a very high rating. According to the author, Nitrux OS will be the default icon theme of the upcoming distro with the same name. The download file is very light, around 2.5 MB but it consists of 5 different sets and all are very awesome.

If the preview image on gnome-look is not enough for you, here are some screenshots of Nitrux OS Dark icons I just installed on my Mint desktop:

You can click here to directly download this beautiful icon set here from gnome-look. If you are using Ubuntu or any other Ubuntu-based distro, you can open the terminal and run the following commands to install it from the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nitruxos

How To Vpn Setting For Ubuntu

For the settings:
1) Download your key from your VPN provider
2) Extract the file ( usually .zip)

3) Open your connection manager, choose VPN Connection

4) Click Configure VPN , under VPN tab click Import

5) Find your extracted VPN key folder, where ever  you put it, double click..
    sometimes your provider give full certificate, some provider want you to 
    key in your username and password

6) Click Save.  

For the connection
1) Open your Connection Manager
2) Choose VPN Connection
3) Choose your server and wait, if you got failure try another server until you succeed.

Enjoy your VPN Connection...
( mind my english)

Ubuntu 12.10 Simplifies GRUB Boot Menu

Ubuntu 12.10 features a minor but interesting change in GRUB2 Boot Menu.

Menu entries now have 'Ubuntu' as the first option instead of 'Ubuntu with Linux (Kernel version)'. Everything else has been tucked into a new 'Advanced Options' entry which lists older Kernels and recovery mode options.

Here is a screenshot of new boot menu:

Advanced Options:

For comparison, here is a screenshot of boot menu in Ubuntu 12.04:

New boot menu makes sense as any first time Linux user may get confused by recovery mode option and Kernel versions. A simple 'Ubuntu' entry is enough to tell a user what to do in case he is presented with a boot menu.

By default GRUB menu is hidden and it is only shown when a system fails to shut properly or Shift key is held during boot time.

Sway Black-Base ORANGE: A Nice Dark GTK3 Theme for Unity and Gnome Shell - Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13 (Maya).

Sway Black-Base ORANGE is an elegant GTK3 theme that uses a striking combination of black and orange colors. The theme can be enabled under Unity and Gnome Shell. Here is a screenshot of Sway Black-Base ORANGE under Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity):

Sway Black-Base ORANGE Installation

To install this theme under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 or Linux Mint 13 (Maya), open the terminal and issue these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/gtk3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sway-black-orange

You can use Gnome Tweak Tool to enable it, or run these two commands:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'Sway Black-Base ORANGE'

gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme 'Sway Black-Base ORANGE'

Theme source: gnome-look

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