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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What's the difference between Kali Linux Large, Light and normal?

After the release of Kali Linux 2019.3, we can see that there is an option to download 3 different distros from the main page: Kali Linux Light 64-Bit (1.1G) Kali Linux 64-Bit (2.9 G) Kali Linux ...
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Skypeforlinux won't launch anymore

Since of the latest updates (within the last two weeks) skypeforlinux stopped working and the only thing I find in the logs is [ 324.575813] traps: skypeforlinux[2487] trap int3 ip:555cb8dab847 sp:...
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How to verify VGA driver Installation in Kali linux?

I would like to install VGA driver card on kali, but I got an error I show you what is the command OUTPUT, please pay attention to commad output results apt install -y ocl-icd-libopencl1 nvidia-...
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windows cannot connect to kali hotspot

i used to run hotspot on kali, i created the hostspot using nm-connection-editor it works for months, but now i have just update the distribution using apt-get dist-update after that any of my ...
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booting in text mode by using boot parameter in kali linux

I'm following the recommendation from an earlier question, which tells me, Use boot parameter systemd.unit=multi-user.target to boot in text mode. How do I do this? I can't access GUI so I need to ...
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How to get Wifi-Pumpkin to work?

I have searched a lot of places and posted the question to other places too. I open Wifi-Pumpkin, select the adaptor, and name the network; everything says it's ok. I press start at the bottom of the ...
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How to make website working in kali linux? [on hold]

I have given the name of adapter Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller but whenever I ping it with ip address it works but giving website, it gives me message ping: google.com: Name or service not known. ...
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Bluetooth not Working on Kali Linux

Well I had the problem that bluetooth was always off. I go to configuration->Bluetooth and every time I tried to put it on just returns to off a while after. I tried with this command: aptitude ...
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Customizing kdm Ghost Theme in Kali linux

I am using Kali Linux and just switched to kdm plasma desktop from gnome. I installed the futuristic ghost theme. As we get wifi and recording icons at the top right of desktop in gnome, i couldn't ...
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kali linux stuck on gnome display manager [on hold]

Everytime I start Kali linux, it boots nominally, until it reaches "[ OK ] Started GNOME Display Manager" where the Konsole gets stuck How to fix ?
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Kali Linux Bettercap Net.Sniff Not Picking up Usrs and Pswds

I am attempting to grab user data off of an http website on my penetration computer. This should be fairly easy but is not working. I am sniffing my target computer by arp spoofing it using bettercap. ...
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Kali Linux Does Not Start Up Properly

I'm a bit of a Linux noob, but have installed other Linux OS's before. Kali is the only one that has given me some trouble though. I've installed Ubuntu, CentOS, and Pop!_OS on different partitions ...
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Kali Login Screen

I just installed Kali 1.1.0, and changed gnome-fallback to gnome. Is there a way for me to change the login/lock screen? I would like to change the background, but also the appearance
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/usr/lib/libgraph.so.1 is not a symbolic link

I am getting this error/warning (whatever it is) after installing any software through apt-get install: Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-18) ... /sbin/ldconfig.real: /usr/lib/libgraph.so.1 ...
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Can't link to gtk+3.0 after update of the GCC compiler

On my Debian 9 system with Code::Blocks IDE I used to compile and link fine my gtk+3.0 application. But after update to the newest Debian 10 the linker cannot link to gtk+3.0 correctly. Here are the ...
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Internet not working on my kali-linux VM

I am setting up some virtual machines on Oracle VM using Kali-linux as operating system. When I create the first NAT network internet usually works but as soon as I do something like changing my MAC ...
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Downgrade XServer 1.19 to 1.10

When I try to install AMD Catalyst to my Kali Linux 2.0 detailed as below root@blackbox:~/Downloads/fglrx-15.302# uname -a Linux blackbox 4.9.0-kali3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.13-1kali3 (2017-03-13) ...
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Wi-Fi adapter not showing any IPv4 address in Kali Linux [closed]

I have bought an Alfa AWUS036NH and I think I have set it up properly but when I type ifconfig while running Kali Linux, there is no device showing an IPv4 address. Output: eth0: flags=4163<UP,...
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openvas doesn't install due to an error in packages

While trying to install OpenVas in kali linux i got this error : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed....
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Wi-Fi Adapter not showing IP Address [duplicate]

this is the result of "ifconfig" on my kali machine's terminal. eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 ether 08:00:27:89:03:db txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet) ...
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dpkg: error processing package wingide5 (--install):

I have been trying to download WingIDE5 onto my kali_linux VM but every time I use the code dpkg -I ~/Downloads/wingide5_5.1.9-1_amd64.deb it just says this Selecting previously unselected package ...
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nl80211: Could not configure driver mode nl80211 driver initialization failed

I am in kali linux 2.0 from virtual machine of windows 10 .when I try the command bash /usr/share/mana-toolkit/run-mana/start-nat-simple.sh to run start-nat-simple.sh file the following error is ...
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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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Release file for … is not valid yet (invalid for another 2h 40min 53s)

root@kali:~# apt-get update Get:1 http://archive.linux.duke.edu/kalilinux/kali kali-rolling InRelease [30.5 kB] Reading package lists... Done E: Release file for http://http.kali.org/kali/dists/...
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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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System error after upgrade [Kali]

I was doing a distribution upgrade on kali from 1.1.0 to 2.0 using: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Upgrade was of 2 GB and after 1 GB download, I wanted to download openssh-server, so i did an apt-get ...
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Linux Bootloader Disappeared [closed]

First I install Kali Linux on my PC I make two partition 1:root /home 2: swap second i install windows 7 beside Kali as dual boot but the boot loader of Kali Linux disappear i tried programs ...
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Kali Linux won´t shut down or reboot at all (2019.2), how do I fix this? [closed]

I recently downloaded Kali and installed it (dual boot with windows 10). The only problem is that kali won´t shut down or reboot. What happens is that first time it said "A stop job is running for ...
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Wireless interface not working in VirtualBox Kali guest

I have installed Kali Linux as a guest OS in VirtualBox. I have enabled the bridge adapter and wireless interface wlan1 to the VirtualBox, but I am unable to see the wlan interface in the Kali Linux. ...
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not syncing vfs unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0 0)

I had a windows10 and Manjaro on my laptop and everything was Ok. last day I've installed Kali Linux in another partition. It has installed correctly and it works fine. But the problem is when I want ...
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apt upgrade works fine, but can't reboot (have to re-image SD card)

I downloaded kali-linux-2019.3a-rpi3-nexmon.img from the official web site, checked the sha-256 value and put it on an SD card for my Raspberry Pi 3. Works like a dream. Then I run apt update and apt ...
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How to install Kali Linux from live desktop?

I need to install Kali from live desktop, but I can’t find the installer. Any idea what I should do?
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How to find the correct dependencies to install Vlc with apt?

I have been trying to install vlc into my system, but everytime an error pops out of nowhere. I have been trying to install it using the command "apt-get install vlc", but no way it's going to ...
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Adding Linux to GRUB boot menu in UEFI mode to dual boot with Windows 10

I have a Dell Inspiron 5559. At present it is booting in UEFI mode with inbuilt Windows 10. I need to dual boot between Kali Linux and Windows 10. I followed the many tutorials online but they all ...
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Kali Linux v. Debian

The following questions are based on Kali Linux rolling distributions after 2016.01. I have questions about the package flows and differences between Kali Linux and Debian: This Kali Linux Package ...
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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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Incoming and outgoing traffic from kernel service from lan router connecting to internet

I have kali linux. I have outgoing on for ufw for port 53, https, http. All outgoing and incoming (all protocols) blocked by default. I am still getting incoming traffic from my lan which connects ...
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How to boot Kali Linux in GUI mode

I just installed Kali Linux MATE 2019.2 into VMware, and it boots in console mode. Q: Is this the standard behavior of Kali or has something gone wrong in my setup? I can start the GUI by typing ...
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3 Drives dual-boot install

I have two HDDs, 1TB each. One of them is external, but it doesn't matter because I want to use both disks as storage disks. Then I have a 120GB SSD that I want to use to install Windows 10 and Kali ...
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linux-deploy-root-access-problem-with-kali-linux

I have installed kali linux through linux deploy on my android phone. When i try to ssh into the kali linux it’s ask for password if i give the password which was entered before installing kali linux ...
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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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theHarvester returns 0 results

I have attempted to using the following command on Kali Linux: theharvester -d syngress.com -l 10 -b google Unfortunately, the result I got was nothing. There was no email and host. Is it the ...
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Kali Linux 2016 Rolling Inverted Mouse Scrolling

My mouse scrolling is inverted I have taken a look at this post: https://jamesmcdonald.com/2011/07/invert-mouse-scroll-wheel-in-debian/ But my config is like this: Section "InputClass" ...
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Setting up static DNS servers

I have to change the dns servers by typing in nano /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf removing the # before prepend. Then going to google and searching for free open dns servers I pick 3, place them in save and ...
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Failed to import appliance NS_ERROR 80070057

I am trying to import Kali-Linux into my Virtual Box which is the latest version of Virtual Box and the most recent version of Kali Linux but get the following error: Failed to import appliance.......
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Before you can run VMware several modules must be compiled

I am trying to run VMware on kali linux but when I try to run it show message that Before you can run VMware several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel Here is log: 2018-04-...
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Getting Chrome to trust certificate in Kali

So, this is something I have done before (I swear!)... but I am struggling with for whatever reason. I would like to import a certificate (.der) so that Chrome will not warn/block me from accessing ...
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Cannot have multiple monitor modes in new Kali 2.0

In previous versions of Kali Linux, we could have mon0 mon1 ... on the same wireless card (wlan0). But in Kali 2.0 which says have an updated aircrack-ng tool and new way of having monitor interfaces ...
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apt-key adv --keyserver is not working in kali linux

I am trying to install spotify in kali linux from here. But when i am trying to add key, it showing "keyserver receive failed: No keyserver available ". ~# apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver....
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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 ...