I managed to render my installation of kali linux 2016.2 useless, so I re-installed it, and started the process over again, following the tutorial found under: https://www.blackmoreops.com/2014/03/13/install-proprietary-nvidia-driver-kali-linux/
Here are the steps outlined which can be found in that tutorial.
echo "deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free" >> etc/apt/sources.list apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y && apt-get dist-upgrade -y apt-get install -y aptitude aptitude -r install linux-headers-$(uname -r) apt-get install nvidia-kernel-$(uname -r) aptitude install nvidia-kernel-dkms aptitude install nvidia-xconfig nvidia-xconfig reboot
Since the installion stalled again on the following step,
aptitude -r install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
with following output
Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "linux-headers-4.6.0-kali1-amd64" Unable to apply some actions, aborting
I added the recommended repositories to /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb http://old.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list echo "deb-src http://old.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list echo "deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list echo "deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
and retried that step, but it still fails and shows the error. I'm totally stuck at this point and I'm not sure what to try next
I figured I have to download the driver manually from NVIDIA this is the file I downloaded "NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.132.run" it is about 69.4 MB large
This is the Info about that driver package: LINUX X64 (AMD64/EM64T) DISPLAY DRIVER Version: 304.132 Release Date: 2016.9.26 Operating System: Linux 64-bit Language: English (US) File Size: 66.21 MB
Supported Products reads: ... GeForce 200 Series: GeForce GTX 295, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 275, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce GTS 250, GeForce GTS 240, GeForce GT 230, GeForce GT 240, GeForce GT 220, GeForce G210, GeForce 210, GeForce 205 ...
So my GeForce 210 is supported by this driver package, but how do I install it manuall and after which step should I do so?
Please help! I will compile everything into a tutorial, so other who have the same errors with kali linux 2016.2 are helped too.