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Kali Linux is a penetration testing distribution made by Offensive Security. It is based on Debian, and is the child of BackTrack.

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How to fix Kali Configuration error

usermod -d /home/name1 -m name1 configuration error - unknown item 'NONEXISTENT' (notify administrator) configuration error - unknown item 'PREVENT_NO_AUTH' (notify administrator) I tried sudo and ...
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Cannot move or resize anything. No applications have taskbars on startup

On reboot, i cannot move or resize any windows and I have no option to close or minimize. Running xfwm4 fixes the issue entirely but it requires me to keep the terminal open and I have to do it every ...
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I am working with hydra, I am trying to get into an email I created. I am practicing brute force on myself

I am running the following command: hydra -s 465 -S -v -V -l <email address> -P /user/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt -e s -t 16 smtp.gmail smtp Every time I run this command, it says it found a ...
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HP trying to make dual boot windows 10 and Kali

After I successfully installed kali to dual boot with windows 10 on HP. I ejected the usb drive to restart the PC, I get an error of bootable device not found. Please I need help
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Kali Linux - Switching to GNOME from XFCE in KEX on WSL2 (WIN11). How to?

I'm unable to switch to Gnome desktop envivorment in Kali linux running on WSL2. I'm booting with kex (kex -s). Already installed Gnome updatet to latest release, but it always boot in Xfce. Tried ...
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Installing Kali Linux in Docker and accessing it's GUI over the browser

so I'm pretty new to docker and all that stuff. I would like to install Kali Linux as a Docker container and access it's GUI from the browser. How do I do that? I use Portainer as a GUI for managing ...
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Kali Linux getting stuck on

I've been trying for 2 days now, and Kali keeps giving me this while installing in VirtualBox. I've checked that my virtualisation is turned on and I've tried with 3 different Kali images, 2022.1, ...
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Bootable uefi drive isnt recognized on my laptop

So I installed linux onto a usb drive (on a uefi laptop). I checked the /sys/firmware/efi/ directory to ensure my linux installation is in uefi mode. Now my laptop (UEFI Mode) refuses to recognize my ...
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Kali-Linux installation isnt showing up in boot menu

So I recently installed Kali-Linux on my usb drive. (I used my laptop without any internal harddrive to install kali onto my usb drive) And everything is working fine on that device with the usb drive ...
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How to enter gvfs on terminal as the superuser?

I am trying to access gvfs as the superuser but I can't for some reason; whenever I try to do so, I get this: ls: cannot access 'gvfs': permission denied Any idea why this happened and how to enter ...
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how to boot kali-linux via a live usb on apple silicon

I have a live kali-linux USB and i would like to boot into it on my M1 mac. Other tutorials have said to press the 'on button' and 'option' at the same time to get to the boot options menu, however, ...
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Openvpn stopped interfaces from working properly

I'm running kali linux on VMWare workstation. After using openvpn to connect to a network and then disconnecting after, I suspended the state of my VM so I could come back to it later. When I came ...
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dual Kali linux instances windows wsl2

I am trying to run kali and parrotos side by side on windows wsl. Parrot os can just be installed over kali, so really I just need to figure out how to create two kali machines. I found some answers ...
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Install NVIDIA GPU Drivers on Kali Linux and notebook

I am trying to make Kali to recognize my NVIDIA graphics card and use it instead of the integrated graphic processor. I am linking the NVIDIA drivers step-by-step manual from the Kali webpage, which I ...
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Change bash location display

The standard Ubuntu bash displays the name of your host and your location all in one row. It's simple and practical: Kali does it like that: I really like the way Kali displays the location above ...
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cannot install python numpy on kali

I am trying to install python-numpy (for Python 2.7) on my linux VM. The problem I am facing is that when I run sudo apt-get install python-numpy I get this Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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kali linux live (amd64)

I use kali linux live (amd64) and i know it resets after restarting the pc. Can i get infected with the virus from windows host system in my usb? Does windows or linux viruses that i accidentally ...
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How do you force Kali Linux to use GCC-11 instead of CC when installing NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-430.09.run manually?

I tried to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-430.09.run in Kali Linux manually but ended up with some compilation errors. I installed the necessary linux-headers, pkg-config, libglvnd-dev and gcc-11 in my ...
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Firefox is already running, but is not responding error when running owasp-mantra-ff in Kali Linux

I have setup a Kali Linux VM inside VirtualBox and I updated it using the following command. sudo apt-get update Afterwards, I ran the following command to install owasp-mantra-ff and its dependencies....
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I have purged GNOME desktop but it's not fully removed

I have deleted gnome and all its configurations using sudo apt purge --autoremove kali-desktop-gnome but at the log-in screen, the environment is still gnome and I can even select gnome before logging ...
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Why is my SSD drive is not listed when I run list disk" in "diskpart" command?

In disk management, the SSD drive shows online, but when I try to convert it into a basic disk it tells me this: “The operation is not allowed on a disk that is offline” And also does not show any ...
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Unmet dependencies error while installing metagoofil for kali

While i am running the command: apt install metagoofil I am getting the following error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you ...
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Hostapd only starts when second network adapter is disconnected

I run hostapd and dnsmasq on boot to start an access point. This works when I don't have a second network adapter connected. But when I boot with an extra adapter it doesn't start. It seems like the ...
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hostapd on Raspberry Pi 4 only starts when fan is connected [closed]

I run Kali on a Raspberry Pi 4 8gb. I run hostapd and dnsmasq on boot to start an access point. This works if the small fan is connected to the Raspberry Pi. But if I reboot with the fan disconnected ...
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Kali mirror sync error on laptop, desktop, bootable usb, and Raspberry Pi 4B 8gb

I have a problem with Kali Linux. I am currently running Kali on my laptop, desktop, Raspberry Pi 4B 8gb, and a bootable usb with 256gb storage. I recently tried updating, but all independent devices ...
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Issues starting Nessus in Kali Linux from WSL2

I am trying to install nessus for a vulnerability study in Kali linux. Kali is running as a Win-Kex instance from WSL2 on windows 11. I have downloaded Nessus and trying to install with: sudo dpkg -i ...
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Laptop touchpad only working in BIOS setup

One day I woke my laptop from sleep and the touchpad was not working, neither the touchpad buttons nor the track point(the one that’s inside the keyboard, mostly in old dell workstation laptops). Then ...
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Ubuntu does not recognize Kali tools

I am trying to install all Kali tools to my Ubuntu 21.10: sudo apt install 0trace abootimg aesfix aeskeyfind afflib-tools afl++ aircrack-ng airgeddon altdns amap amass android-sdk apache-users apache2 ...
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Remove/Update Python3-dev

I am trying to install a wireless driver on Kali; however, when I try to update certain files I get the following error: └─$ sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove python3.9-dev ...
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Increase brightness of desktop for kali linux through command line

how to increase brightness of desktop for kali linux through command line.I get an error so i tried the below mentioned steps: sudo apt-get install brightnessctl -y brightnessctl -q s +10% for ...
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My Realtek RTL8152 adapter doesn't work in Kali Linux

I have a Realtek RTL8152 ethernet to usb adapter but it doesn't work with my kali even after installing its drivers. I know it is not broken because when i use it with my windows machine it works ...
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Nam console wont open in ns2

I have tried running a tcl file but the nam console isnt opening. I am completely new to networks and I only have kali linux on my system but the same happened when I tried from ubuntu too. I have ...
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nmap shows excessive number of open ports

I was just running an nmap scan of a website, which turns out it has an excessive number of open ports. I honestly have never seen anything like it. Of all 65,000+ ports, almost all of them are open, ...
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In Kali running on PD for Mac, which shortcut is the copy and paste key?

I've tried ⌘ C , ⌃⇧C , ⌃C , but they don't work. I've been using the right mouse button for times. How can I operate correctly?
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Kali Linux keeps changing the mac address of my wireless interface

I have this problem where I copy the mac address of my wireless interface and use it in like fakeauth to associate with the AP or some other attacks, After a couple minutes the process fails and when ...
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Network issues using wsl2 and kali linux

I am running a kali linux terminal using wsl2. I seem to be having some network issus or possebly missing something. When I try to ping anything on my local network or outside I get no response at ...
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Chrome fails to load once installed on latest Kali

I installed Google Chrome on the latest Kali (running in Virtualbox on Windows 10) Distributor ID: Kali Description: Kali GNU/Linux Rolling Release: 2022.1 Codename: kali-rolling ...
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kali linux not taking keyboard input at login page when running on vmware

I have recently installed VMWare to use Kali Linux on it but upon reaching the login page I wasn't able to type my username/password, it wasn't taking any keyboard input (even with a virtual keyboard) ...
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.ova files session error

So i downloaded a Kali Linux .ova file for Oracle VM VirtualBox. I did download these in like 2-3 days so now i imported it to the vm. I got a error message when starting it. Error Message: Failed to ...
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unable to install WiFi driver in Kali linux, bc not found

I am having problem with installing Wi-Fi drivers for my laptop, which is a HP pavilion 15-eg1848nd, while installing kali Linux it fails to detect the built in Wi-Fi card. I tried downloading ...
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I have completely wiped out my SSD, how do I install new OS? [duplicate]

I had dual boot with Windows 11 and Kali. I have completely wiped out the SSD & as I wanted to start fresh. But as I turn on the computer it says "Boot Media not found (032) Please install an ...
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steghide: the file format of the file "filename.jpg" is not supported

I am trying to get data from an image, but first I want to check if the image is actually containts data. I tried to user 'steghide' to extract data from it but i got this error : steghide: the file ...
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How do I properly set up Browser exploitation Framework(BeeF) with ngrok?

I have installed BeeF, and it works perfectly on my local network. I knew it wouldn't work over other networks, so i attempted to use ngrok. To replicate the issue, here are the following steps I have ...
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Error : cannot open display : 11.0

im using kali linux and im trying to do a proxychain the tor is open if im not root and use for example proxychains firefox www.duckduck.go its working but if i sudo -i and im root and use the same ...
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How to get access to my windows side hard drive from Linux

I have a dell computer with two operating systems (Kali Linux and Windows 10). I hibernated my Windows system, and it shut down because the battery ran out. When I tried to boot into Windows again and ...
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Beef link does not load on local network Virtualbox windows 10

I do some test with Beef-xss on my local browser. Now I want to make test from my host "linux machine" to my Vbox guest windows 10, but after I open local link from beef on my Vbox windows ...
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Kali Linux - Opening terminal asks for sudo password, when password is provided the terminal closes

after following the instructions of how to enable Systemd in here: https://kubernetes.io/blog/2020/05/21/wsl-docker-kubernetes-on-the-windows-desktop/#minikube-enabling-systemd I started having the ...
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No XFCE Animated Resource Monitor available

I am running the latest version of kali (Debian Based OS) with XFCE on my laptop (not VM), please see further info below. When using a VM version for work I am able to see an animated CPU usage in the ...
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Why is Nmap failing to bind my source IP?

I was trying to perform a Nmap scan using this IP spoofing command: nmap -e eth0 -S 1.2.3.4 192.168.200.130 where 1.2.3.4 is the source IP that I want to use and 192.168.200.130 is the IP address of ...
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Kali + Win 11 dual-boot install mounting issues

So, i'm trying to install Kali alongside Win 11 on my 1TB NVMe drive and I encountered a weird issue, which has never happened to me before: The Kali installer fails to mount my devices NVMe drive (...
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