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TakeScreenshot in BackTrack 5 Linux – Screen capturing application

BackTrack 5 Linux is world most popular penetration testing distribution it is compiled purely with Penetration testing tools. TakeScreenshot is popular image capturing application available under all Linux distribution but isn’t available under BackTrack 5.

TakeScreenShot is still available in repository in gnome-utils package, you can follow below guideline.

How to install TakeScreenShot on BackTrack 5 ?

aptitude install gnome-utils

To access application;

Applications -> Accessories -> Take Screen Shot


HowTos Linux Troubleshootings

How to enable mod_rewrite module in apache2.2 on Ubuntu/Debian/backtrack 5

BackTrack 5 is the most popular Penetration testing among Security Analysts. We have also been using it for a very long time.

Today we were testing one application on our back track 5 Linux. It has Apache installed but with a limited modules. I couldn’t access any page of my application because all URLs were rewritten using mod_rewrite. I performed following troubleshooting and finally installed mod_rewrite module.

mod_rewrite module is actually available under back track 5 Linux, but you 
have to just activate it.

How to check module if it is already available?

Module path :
ls -l /usr/lib/apache2/modules/

Module config path :
ls -l /etc/apache2/mods-available/rewrite.load

How to Enable mod_rewrite now?

a2enmod rewrite

Output :
Enabling module rewrite.
Run ‘/etc/init.d/apache2 restart’ to activate new configuration!

Restart Apache
/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Test you application, all URLs that is rewritten should work now!