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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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How to set custom resolution using xrandr when the resolution is not available in 'Display Settings'

I'm a new Linux user trying to change the screen resolution as there is no option under display. I have successfully managed to add new resolutions by fluke by following online guide. I don't have a ...
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Invalid signature for Kali Linux repositories : “The following signatures were invalid: EXPKEYSIG ED444FF07D8D0BF6 Kali Linux Repository”

I cannot update my Kali Linux, when trying to execute apt-get update I get this error message: # apt-get update Get:1 http://kali.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/kali kali-rolling InRelease [30.5 kB] Err:1 ...
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“showmount: command not found”: how do I know what to install?

Sometimes you run a command and get a "command not found" error message. After that you try to install the package that contains that command (I think that's what happens anyway?) e.g. showmount: ...
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What are the contents of /bin/bash, and what do I do if I accidentally overwrote them

I accidentally overwrote the /bin/bash file with a dumb script that I intented to put inside the /bin folder. How do I get the contents of that file back? Is there a way I can find the contents on ...
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Difference between Kali Linux 2.0 mini and Light

Recently Kali Linux 2.0 is released and they release Normal,Minimal and Light ISO installations. Minimal Kali Linux installations has necessary software packages and some other motivations.Some of ...
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How to connect to wifi from command line?

I'm using latest version of Debian-based Linux Kali. Maybe it is an XY problem, as the main problem is after I log in to the system I get a blank screen and mouse pointer. Somebody on the Internet ...
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Invalid signature when trying to apt-get update on Kali [duplicate]

I'm getting an invalid signature error when I try to apt-get update: Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease Hit:2 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release Hit:4 ...
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Guest additions 'unable to locate program' Kali Linux 2.0

Problem: When trying to install guest additions in Kali linux the following error occurs. Oops! There was a problem running this software. Unable to locate program This occurred after a fresh ...
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How to determine which desktop environment is installed from the shell? [duplicate]

The only Desktop Environment I ever used was Xfce, now for sheer curiosity, I have installed Kali Linux. I have clicked here and there onto the Desktop in vain hope to get an Info about the Desktop ...
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Kali Linux inverted scroll direction

I have a problem with my Kali installation. Since I have updated it today, the mouse scrolling is inverted. I have tried the .Xmodmap method and also checking 'natural scroll' option but without ...
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Installation Step Failed (installing the system) - Kali Linux [closed]

I am trying to install Kali Linux on a Virtual Machine using Virtual Box on an OS X host. The only issue is I get this error: Here are logs of my errors: hardware-summary partman syslog I had my ...
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How to get Kali Linux to not go to sleep?

I'm using Kali linux on vmware in windows7. I've been trying to crack my wpa password and noticed that when I leave the system running (in process of cracking password) and leave the laptop on and go ...
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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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Where is .bashrc file found in Linux?

I am not finding my .bash_login and .bash_profile root@linux:~# locate .bash* /etc/bash.bashrc /etc/skel/.bashrc /etc/skel/.bashrc.original /home/noroot/.bashrc /home/noroot/.bashrc.original /root/....
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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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How to use Wireless Network in Virtualbox?

I'm trying to enable Wireless on VirtualBox in my Ubuntu 14.04. I use a Kali Linux as the guest OS, but this OS not show the wi-fi when I connect it. After starting the guest OS, it still does not ...
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forgot to luksClose usb persistent partition, is this a problem?

Following the Kali Linux documentation for "Adding USB Persistence with LUKS Encryption", I created a persistent partition and encrypted the volume with: cryptsetup --verbose --verify-passphrase ...
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Why does “drm:vmw_host_log [vmwgfx]] *ERROR* Failed to send host log message” show up and what can I do to fix it?

This error shows up everytime I install Kali Linux, whenever I try to boot it. Then, it dissapears and the screen blacks out. The error is the following:+[drm:vmw_host_log [vmwgfx]] *ERROR* Failed to ...
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Cannot find linux-headers-4.3.0-kali-amd64

I'm trying to install the VMware tools in a VMPlayer VM but in a certain point of the installation I need to set the linux-headers path. So I go and try to install it with this command: apt-get ...
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apt-get shows important packages as “no longer required”

I recently installed Kali Linux in my system. It came with a preinstalled Iceweasel. However, instead of Iceweasel I wanted to install firefox so I followed this guide and installed firefox ...
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airmon-ng: ls: cannot access '/sys/class/ieee80211/': No such file or directory

Background: I am running the latest version of Kali Linux in a vmware workstation and I have a Cisco AE2500 wifi usb which works as a wifi adapter in Windows 10. Unfortunately, when i run the airmon-...
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An installation step failed! Kali Linux 2016.2 64 Bit

I'm getting an error while trying to install Kali Linux 2016.2 64 Bit in my VMware machine. An installation step failed. You can try to run the failing item again from the menu, or skip it and choose ...
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How to install a specific version of GCC in Kali Linux?

This question appears to be addressed properly in several questions and other places easily found with Google, but I don't find the solution satisfactory for the reasons explained below. But just for ...
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Oh no! Something went wrong! While starting the system after installing Kali Linux

I am trying to install a virtual machine running Kali (Formerly backtrack) 1.0.7 In 64 bit. My host machine is a 64 bit MacBook pro running 10.7.5. I am using Oracle VirtualBox version 4.3.12. The ...
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Bash Script Permission denied & Bad Interpreter

I'm on a kali linux 64 bit. I have created a python script which takes 2 arguments to start. I don't want to type out every time the exact same paths or search in the history of the commands I used ...
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Cannot compile kernel: error, kernel does not support PIC mode

I have troubles recompiling my Kernel. Downloading the source package, decompress it and running fakeroot make-kpkg kernel_image leads me to the error [...] CHK include/...
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What is the difference between Kali Linux minimal and normal?

Generally the minimal versions of distros come with a fewer selection of packages. Is this the same for Kali Linux minimal? What packages will be missing from the minimal installation? Is there a site ...
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CPU Pipe Underrun Errors [duplicate]

Every time upon booting and then unlocking my GUI session on Kali Linux 2.0, I get another of this error in Virtual Console 1: [ 1235.586792] [drm:intel_set_cpu_fifo_underrun_reporting [i915]] *ERROR*...
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Kali Linux: from light to full distro

Is there a way to go from Kali light distro to full? Which packages do I need to install?
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Installing PowerShell on 32-bit Kali OS fails

I am having some issues installing PowerShell on my 32-bit Kali Linux PC.  I followed this guide and started with: apt update && apt -y install curl gnupg apt-transport-https Next, I ...
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How can I write raw data to a USB device

I'm attempting to write raw data to a USB device connected to my computer. I'm using Kali Linux, and I found the correct filepath: "/dev/usb/003/013" . However, when I try to write data to it I get ...
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Kali Linux: On install, designated root password cannot login - incorrect password

I found an old laptop lying around and I figured I would install Kali Linux on it to learn more about penetration testing and to try to break into my servers for practice and learning more about ...
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Problem running Google Chrome in Kali Linux

I want to run google-chrome in Kali Linux. But I am facing some problem. I have installed google chrome by following the steps mentioned here. It is successfully installed with chrome being displayed ...
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Error when trying to use Xorg: Only console users are allowed to run the X server?

So when i try to use the Xorg command as a normal user, this is the error that it gives me : /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg.wrap: Only console users are allowed to run the X server but i don't understand, what ...
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Find username and password in pcap file

I am completing an assignment where I am given a pcap file to extract data from. The question is, Find username and password in pcap file. This is what I have so far. $ tshark -r assign1.pcap -R '...
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Enable Wi-fi on Kali Linux

I just installed Kali Linux on Dell Inspiron 1545, and am unable to get wireless connection. I attempted the following root@kali:~# lspci -knn | grep Net -A2 0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: ...
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How to upgrade Kali Linux

I've installed Kali Linux (normally I use ArchLinux, but I need Kali for work) and every time I want to upgrade, a few packages can't upgrade and are kept back. To force them to update I have to ...
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GNOME: Bottom task bar is missing/blank after upgrade

I am running kali linux, which has gnome. I just updated with apt-get update && apt-get upgrade and that completed without incident, only a little while after did I realise that my bottom ...
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Why can one box decrypt a file with openssl, but another one can't?

I've got a simple encrypted file with a bit of text inside. It's encrypted with des3 and I know the key. However, I can't for the life of me get it to decrypt in my kali VM. It works fine in a LInux ...
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Touch pad 'touch-click' not working but 'double-touch-scroll' working?

I installed Kali Linux 2.0 yesterday on my Zenbook UX303LB and touch-click on my track pad doesn't work. I had the same problem in Ubuntu so it's not a new issue and I just used a mouse as a ...
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No sound after login - Kali 2016.2

I juste made a clean install of the last Kali (not the light one) on my TP300 Full disk and encrypted Then I updated everything and added Linux headers (I'm not a pro at all with Linux), installed my ...
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Installing Kali on a USB drive - NOT Live USB or Persistence partition

Greeting's, to clarify; my question is not creating a Live USB drive or a persistence partition but creating a USB with GRUB bootloader (or other) and Kali which can be used on any machine. This is ...
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Cannot connect to internet after using airmon-ng check kill

In new version of Kali 2.0 with updated "aircrack-ng" tool, there is a problem between Internet connection and using cracking tools. I have my wireless card as wlan0. And the Internet connection is ...
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Why to use Kali Linux instead of “Ubuntu with Kali Tools”? [closed]

There are a lot of tutorials which show how to install Kali Linux's tools on Ubuntu distros. So I was wondering, why do pen-testers use Kali instead of Ubuntu? while it's more reliable & fancy ...
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Kali Linux kernel headers for 4.14.71-v6

I am trying to install kernel headers version 4.14.71-v6 (uname -r) for Kali Linux. I already did the common commands... apt update apt upgrade apt dist-upgrade apt install linux-headers-generic alt ...
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Apply kernel patch to support PIC Mode

I am getting an error when I try to compile drivers for a TP Link AC 600, on Kali Linux amd64 4.7.0 gcc 5.4.1 Debian 5.4.1-3. The error is "error code model kernel does not support PIC mode" After ...
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No longer able to reach the Internet on Kali Linux

I'm running Kali Linux on VirtualBox and trying to learn some of its basics. I know it's based on Debian but I come from Windows so I'm new to Linux and networking in general. My problem is that ...
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Kali Linux and RTL8812AU

Currently I am running into an issue where I can't seem to find a way to identify which WiFi adapter I want to use as my primary in Kali (v 2017.1) My laptop has a normal PCI WiFi card inside however ...
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Problem installing tor on Kali Linux

I'm trying to install tor on my Kali Linux 2016.1 (kali-rolling). When I type apt-get install tor in Terminal, this error appears: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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bash: ./idaq: No such file or directory

$ uname -a Linux kali 4.3.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.3.3-5kali4 (2016-01-13) x86_64 GNU/Linux $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Kali Description: Kali GNU/Linux ...