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Old 10-02-2012, 02:47 AM   #1
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Registered: Sep 2012
Location: london
Distribution: backtrack 5 command line, ArchLinux & Slackware
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Unhappy problems logging in sometimes

Hi ...i have installed Backtrack 5 on an old pc.
i log in and give my username and password and everything is fine
but when i power down i use shutdown -P now............or i use shutdown -H now...
the problem is when i power back up sometimes i need to press enter to get the id and password lines to come up
and sometimes the @ symobol seems to appear just before it says password and when this happens ...i get password not found.
can anyone explain why.....

secondly sometimes when i am in root directory and type ls
it lists the directories but the writing is coloured...
and other times its plain white....
why is this

sorry a total newbie and also a bit of a perfectionist...i need to understand everything.

thank you
Old 10-02-2012, 06:37 AM   #2
Registered: Jul 2003
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Hi there

Have you considered posting a problem at the distro's developer/community site

Release 5 is the latest build according to their site, and you might have stumbled on an introduced defect, or hardware incompatibility issue.


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