Backtrack 5 KDE startx Failed To Load Error and Solution

I‘ve downloaded Backtrack Linux version 5 KDE desktop 64 bit. To start a graphical interface I’ typed startx command. But it failed with the following error message:

BackTrack Linux 5 64bits Vmware Workstation Installation

How do I fix this problem and install Backtrack Linux version 5 KDE desktop on my hard disk?

Backtrack Linux is a penetration testing and security auditing Linux distribution. You can run it from Live CD or install it on the hard disk. This is well known bug[1] in Backtrack Linux v5 KDE 64 bit. To fix this problem cd to /root/.kde/ and delete *.kcache files in the following directories:

[a] /root/.kde/cache-bt [b] /root/.kde/cache-root

Type the following find commands to find and delete .kcache files:
# cd /root/.kde/
# find . -type f -iname "*.kcache" -delete

Type the following command to start KDE desktop:
# startx

Backtrack 5 KDE Linux Deskop Screenshot

To install click on “Install Backtrack” icon.

References:

  1. Bug # 23 – startx does not work in KDE 64bit.
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27 comments… add one
  • André Oct 21, 2012 @ 4:35

    Thank’s man…

  • Muneeb Ahsan Oct 28, 2012 @ 18:47

    this is not work for me… how it can be fix or tell me this bug not removed officially????

  • vinicius Dec 1, 2012 @ 19:06

    and gnome???
    please help-me with this problem.

  • conrad Mar 14, 2013 @ 20:17

    Thanks a bunch. :)

  • bed Sep 5, 2013 @ 17:07

    that’s great thank you

  • Gaurav Feb 18, 2014 @ 13:55

    thanks a bunch dude.. it helped me alot

  • maha Mar 20, 2014 @ 20:37

    i have worked on backtrack 5 bt on this facebook messages can not be open it gives empty page plz tell me solution

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