Friday, July 15, 2011

HOWTO : Back|Track 5 on Lenovo ThinkPad X100e

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e (Type 3508-65B) is equipped with AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 CPU and Radeon Display card. It does not work properly on Back|Track 5.

This tutorial is going to show you how to install Back|Track 5 on the captioned hardware.

Step 1 :

Boot up the Live CD or Live USB. Select the first item. Press "Tab" key to add the following line to the end of the line displayed on the screen.


Step 2 :

After the Live CD or Live USB is booting up, open terminal and then issue the following command.

nano /etc/default/grub

Locate :

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text splash nomodeset vga=791"

Make it read as :

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text splash nomodeset vga=791 radeon.modset=0"

Save and exit.

Step 3 :


Step 4 :

Configure the wireless card.

HOWTO : RTL8191SE wireless card on Back|Track 4 R2

Step 5 :

Install of AMD Catalyst 11.6 Proprietary driver.

Go to AMD official site and download AMD Catalyst 11.6 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver which is released on June 15, 2011.

chmod +x

** My Back|Track 5 is 64-bit so I download the 64-bit version of the driver.

Follow the instruction on the screen to install the driver. After the installation, you should reboot your system.

Before reboot your system, issue the following command :


Step 6 :

Install Pointing Device Settings for the TrackPoint system.

apt-get install gpointing-device-settings

Go to "System" -- "Preferences" -- "Pointing Devices".

Select "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint". Choose "Use middle button emulation" and "Use wheel emulation". Select "2" for the button.

That's all! See you.