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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Chapter 2. Customizing BackTrack

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Preparing kernel headers
  • Installing Broadcom drivers
  • Installing and configuring ATI video card drivers
  • Installing and configuring NVIDIA video card drivers
  • Applying updates and configuring extra security tools
  • Setting up ProxyChains
  • Directory encryption

Introduction

This chapter will introduce you to the customization of BackTrack, to take full advantage of it. We will cover the installation and configuration of ATI and NVIDIA GPU technologies, and extra tools, needed for later chapters. ATI and NVIDIA GPU-based graphic cards allow us to use their graphics processing unit (GPU) to perform calculations as opposed to the CPU. We will conclude the chapter with the setup of ProxyChains and encryption ...

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