Questions tagged [kali-linux]

This tag should be used if your question involves Kali Linux, a Linux distribution based on Debian. Question regarding Kali Linux should not be related to specific setup (installing specific driver, modifying sources.list...) but oriented toward usage of Kali Linux tools. Kali is often used for security testing and comes with a huge set of tools for that. It is not a general-purpose Linux desktop distribution.

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Attempting to compile any kernel yields a certification error

I'm currently attempting to follow this guide in order to install the 4.5.7 kernel with Grsecurity on my Kali Linux desktop. I am following that list of instructions verbatim, except for the fact ...
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How do I change the verbosity of the service command?

I am running Kali 2 Linux. I use the systemctl or service command to start a service such as Apache. On the previous version of Kali the command actually prints an "OK" message when starting a ...
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Firmware Bug: disabling VPD access (can't determine size of non-standard VPD format)

I am using kali 2018.2 I am getting the error in dmesg : [ 0.388371] pci 0000:04:00.0: [Firmware Bug]: disabling VPD access (can't determine size of non-standard VPD format) Earlier I was getting ...
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Errors after offline Kali installation on Dell XPS 13

Trying to get Kali Linux Rolling 2016.1 installed on an out-of-the-box brand new Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (meaning it came with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on it). I'm installing it with no ...
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How to swap integrated Intel graphics card to discrete AMD

I am unable to change graphics card on Kali Linux 4.6.0, Debian 4.6.4-1kali1 (2016-07-21) x86_64 GNU/Linux with Gnome. Machine running is a HP Pavillion DV6. I have tried: Reinstalling AMD drivers: ...
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How can I encrypt a folder in linux using only the command line?

I need to encrypt a folder with documents (about 560kb if that makes any difference) and I was wondering whether it was possible to accomplish that using the command line? I am searching for ...
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Cannot bypass login screen with correct credentials and no errors in Kali Linux

Today I downloaded the latest VMware image of Kali Linux (Kali Linux 64 bit VM). After that, I configured the hostname in /etc/hostname and adapted also the /etc/hosts to set permanently a hostname. ...
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Proxychains not working behind proxy

I am able to access internet only behind a proxy 172.16.24.4:3128. When I run proxychains with proxy given by Tor, then my proxychains works fine, but when I run proxychains with the proxy through ...
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Kali 2.0 screen freezing

Every time when I try to power off or reboot my laptop the screen freezes and I have to force power off, because the is the only option left. From my experience I know that installing Nvidia card ...
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Linux (on Vmware) keeps timing out instantly when not doing any network activity

I have recently installed Kali Linux flavor of Linux as a virtual machine in my Windows 7 Host. After setting up the Linux, I opened VM -> Removable Devies -> Network Adapter -> Settings and ...
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How can I count 802.11 beacons from a SSID network I'm connected to?

Does anyone know of a way to count 802.11 beacons for the network you're already connected to? Doesn't matter if its an Access Point or Adhoc network as both will issue 802.11 beacons. I'm asking ...
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Kali Linux USB Live Boot Not Working

I downloaded the Kali Linux ISO 64-bit off of this page: http://www.kali.org/downloads Then, I used the Kali Linux Live USB Install Procedure on this page for Windows. I boot my computer from my USB ...
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How to code for non-repeating authentication strings

In THC Hydra, when you put the URL, form parameters, and condition (authentication) string: <URL>:<form parameters>:<condition strings> If you want Hydra to stop when it's ...
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Installing Linux on MacBook Air

I've wanted to switch over from OS X to Linux as my main OS for some time now, but I have a few questions that I would prefer to be answered before I try. Please excuse my general lack of knowledge ...
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Linux freezes after reboot/shutdown

I'm running a Kali Linux with KDE Plasma and encountered an issue where I cannot logout/reboot or shutdown. I tried adding acpi=force, apm=power_off' and reboot=bios to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT,...
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Realtek RTL8821 Ethernet card not detected by Kali Linux

When installing Kali Linux, an error message appears during the "Detect network hardware" step. The message says: "No Ethernet card was detected. if you know the name of the driver needed by your ...
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Enable dead keys in Gnome login screen (Gnome 3.30.2)

I am running Kali Linux 2019 with Gnome 3.30.2 on a somewhat older Lenovo ThinkPad s540 and I am really enjoying modern Gnome. I do have a problem though; I'm located in the Netherlands, so the ...
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Extract a running ELF from a memory dump

Our teacher gave us as homework a memory dump from a VBox (Ubuntu 16.04.9) and said that the message we need to get is printed by an ELF currently running in the VM. This is my what I get after ...
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Xfce broked / network not working

Well. Some days ago i made an 'apt-get install virtualbox' on my kali linux 2.0. I use xfce. apt-get downloaded like 300mb of files and installed about 1gb. Everything ok. Then i restarted my ...
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How can I compare wifi/networking differences between two distros?

I use Ubuntu as my OS on a Lenovo L440, but am having intermittent issues with the wifi dropping out or failing to connect to a network. After trying various fixes unsuccessfully I experimented with ...
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Duplicates of .desktop files in Linux

I have a duplication of NetBeans for .desktop . I cannot find where these .desktop files are, I have searched for them using the GUI file explorer and cannot find them. And yes, I have looked in /usr/...
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How to edit a kali linux custom iso?

I am creating a custom iso file of kali Following this guide: Live Build a Custom Kali ISO . I added some packages to the chroot list, but forgot some others I need. After creating the iso is there ...
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fsck fails frequently(after each 3-4 boots)

I have triple boot System(Ubuntu,Kali,Win7) and I mostly use Kali linux(4.6.0-kali1-amd64). After each 3 or 4 successful boots i get this error -> fsck.ext4: Superblock checksum does not match ...
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VirtualBox Guest Additions installation on Kali Linux problem

I've installed Kali Linux on VirtualBox, host is MacOS. When i'm trying to execute ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run command I get the following text: Verifying archive integrity... All good. ...
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proxychains is revealing my public IP, not properly using Tor proxy

I'm trying to setup proxychains on my system in order to randomise my IP address. I want it to use the Tor network. I have installed proxychains and Tor via apt get install and started Tor with ...
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Only auto-connect to net one 1 of multiple adapters on RPi

I'm working with Raspbian and Kali Linux on my raspberry pi, and I have multiple wireless adapters (the built-in adapter and a nicer USB adapter). Whenever I start my Pi with the adapter in, which ...
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The USB key is not recognizable in 'Use a device'

I want to boot my computer with Kali Linux on my laptop (ThinkPad X1 Carbon). I followed the following procedure in disabling secure boot and fast boot. How could we ensure that my computer is set to ...
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Teamviewer black windows

I have recently dual booted my Win10 laptop (64 bit) with Kali Linux and installed Teamviewer but I can't interact with the menus in the first screen (Remote Control) and all popup windows are black ...
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Unable to install proprietary Nvidia driver after last Kali update

I recently updated my system to the latest Kali release. After that I cannot install proprietary Nvidia driver. I usually follow this process in order to install Nvidia driver after an update: On ...
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Kali Linux multiple monitors setup

I have just installed Kali Linux 2.0 on dual boot. My computer has 3 monitors. 2 of them have DVI ports and are connected to my Nvidia Quadro 2000 GPU. The third monitor has VGA port and is connected ...
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Metasploit ruby “bad interpreter: Permission denied”

When I'm typing in my terminal msfconsole I got something like this: bash: /usr/bin/msfconsole: /usr/share/metasploit-framework/ruby: bad interpreter: Permission denied ls -l /usr/share/metasploit-...
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Compiling driver from Github Error

I'm currently trying to follow a set of instructions to download a wifi driver for a Cube i7. To do this, I set up a virtual machine with internet access and proceeded to complete these steps: git ...
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Building AMD64+mac Linux Images

I am looking for information on how to incorporate bootloader support for a 2006 MacBookPro2,1 into different Linux Distros. This version of the MBP was unique in that it featured a 64-bit processor ...
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OpenVas + Kali Rolling: The connection was reset

I am trying to get OpenVAS to work in the latest Kali release (rolling). It seems to be installed right, but when I try to access the web interface (127.0.0.1:9392), I get Connection was reset. ...
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Cannot boot kali linux after dist-upgrade, stucks at 'Loading initial ramdisk …'

I did a dist-upgrade from 4.3.0-kali1-amd64 to 4.4.0-kali1-amd64 but when I restart, the screen stucks at 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'. I had to use the advanced boot options to boot using 4.3.0-...
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Kali linux run airbase-ng along with wpa_supplicant

I have a notebook with installed kali linux with a built-in wireless card and I have also an external USB wireless adapter. I'm able to connect to networks with both of them, and I have no problems ...
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Error with dependencies higher than expected

I try to make msfupdate inside the actual kali Linux sana repository. I don't understand the dependencies. for ex. I have xpdf <= 3.03-11 but 3.03-10 should be installed - where's the problem? If ...
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Monitor mode on macbook 2015 hardware in (kali) linux

After installing Kali Linux on a USB Stick with persistence enabled and live booting it (via refind) on my macbook pro (late 2015) the wifi did not work. I found out how to install the right drivers ...
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WIFI Connection with Live CD but not with installed OS

I want to install Kali Linux but the problem is, when I start it from the Live CD my wireless adapter works, but when it's installed, my wireless adapter doesn't seems to work. Sorry, but I can't tell ...
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Kali Live not booting, stuck on blinking cursor

I have a laptop which i have previously successfully installed Kali on to, i ended up installing debian over it later on for other purposes. I have recently revived my interest in security and was ...
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How to install Kali linux on to a specific (existing) partition on a USB stick

I'm endeavoring to put Kali linux onto a USB stick - I know it's already written up, but I'd like to use only a portion of the total space (the aforementioned link will use the entire drive space). ...
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Rogue AP channel hopping problem

I am able to set AP but despite explicitly setting channel for monitor interface and AP, AP frequency changes regularly. My setup: OS: Kali Linux 1.0 (booted from a USB stick) External network ...
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GNOME Panel Completely Blank

I had rebooted my laptop running Debian while it was in a perfectly fine running state. After the reboot, I log in again, and the top GNOME panel is completely blank. I only have one panel as I use ...
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Can't connect to vpn with Network-manager

I just installed a clean install of Kali Linux and i'm trying to use Openvpn through Network-manager but every time I press the connect button it instantly flicks back to off. (I'm using the .ovpn ...
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I am getting a strange install screen on Kali Linux and when I install all the way,I get a blue screen?

I have a picture of the issue here. The screen than proceeds to turn blue? Any help????
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ata6.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mode=0x40) Gave up waiting for root file system device

I'm trying to get a working dual boot with Windows 10 (working) and Kali Linux (not working). After the "installation" (I'm not sure the term is correct), Kali was booting for the first boot and this ...
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kali rolling install on External HDD problem

I encountered some problems after installing kalil inux to the external hard drive. I installed kali linux to a mobile hard drive.(Mobile hard drive is USB conversion SATA HDD ) Hard disk partition ...
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Kali linux crash on desktop

I made a Kali bootable USB drive with latest Kali release (Kali linux 64 bit, version 2019.1a https://www.kali.org/downloads/). Loading Kali and doing any action on desktop (like moving mouse for a ...
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Can't boot Kali with UEFI Stuck at grub-rescue

I had Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop and just decided to try Kali. I downloaded Kali Linux 64 Bit and installed it using a live USB. Everything looked fine during the installation but I think I messed up ...
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Add openjfx class path in debian for Java11

Distribution is Kali Linux Java11 is installed: java -version openjdk version "11.0.2" 2019-01-15 OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 11.0.2+9-Debian-3) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 11.0.2+9-Debian-...