Archive for January, 2012

In the previous post we presented to you how to run chromium browser and vlc in BT 5 , now we are going to show you how to run skype with root privileges.

In the beggining we have to go to the software management and click on the “edit software resources” option, then we go to the tab named “other software” and we add the follow link without the quotes, and then we hit close and then the reload  button:

“deb stable non-free”

Then we open terminal to install skype:

“sudo apt-get install skype”

And that’s it!  Have  nice call conferences.  🙂


This is a tiny tutorial for running Chromium and Vlc in Bt. To simply install google chrome on Backtrack 5,

apt-get install chromium-browser

However, developers of google chrome have not allowed root privileges. If you try to run it on Backtrack, you will get the follow message:

After installation of Chromium we have to hex edit the binary file in chromium-browser, so in terminal:

cd /usr/lib/chromium-browser

hexedit chromium-browser

Weird?? No! So here you can edit data in both hexadecimal and ascii mode. Its a very useful tool.     Now we switch to ascii by pressing [tab]. The cursor will be moved to the right side from the middle panel. Now you can edit in ascii. To undo any changes you might do by mistake, press [backspace].

ctrl+s to search for geteuid

Now we modify the geteuid to getppid


Now, ctrl+x to exit with changes saved. Finally chromium runs with root privileges.

To do the same operation for vlc just follow the same steps on:


Another post about skype in root acc is coming next, stay tuned.  🙂