I'm running BackTrack 5 R3 on an old Dell Inspiron 700m using a LiveDVD. I'm running the Gnome 32 bit version. To make X start I had to use the solution here. Once I get X open, I can't seem to open programs. When I click on Applications and then choose an application the cursor turns into a watch and the bottom panel says "Starting " program-Name-Here (Starting gedit). After about fifteen seconds the watch cursor and starting message go away without any program opening. How do I configure BackTrack to be able to open programs?
EDIT: I am unable to open the terminal.
EDIT 2 and 3: I'm not sure what I did, but after a reboot or two programs are opening properly!