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Questions tagged [kali-linux]

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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Ifup wlan0 not working on kali-linux

I recently switched IP’s. Before whenever I connected to my wifi I would have to kill wpasupplicant and the Network Manager processes then restart the Network Manager before I could connect online. ...
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Aptitude On Kali Linux

I have just installed Kali Linux 2018.2 and tried to search some installed packages on it as i do on Ubuntu aptitude search *package name* but it seems like this command does not work on Kali Linux. ...
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Error while running w3af_gui in Kali Linux [closed]

I am running ./w3af_gui on kali linux but it gives me the following error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "./w3af_gui", line 110, in <module> _main() File "./w3af_gui", line ...
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Kali Linux Error while installing web application attack and audit framework (w3af)

I have installed kali linux (.ova) on virtual box. I am trying to install w3af by following the steps given in document - w3af.org. cd ~ apt-get update apt-get install -y python-pip w3af pip install ...
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Installing Kali Linux, stuck at “Detect and mount CD-Rom”

I am currently trying to install Kali Linux on my Laptop (the image was written in DD mode) using the Graphical interface and I get stuck at "Detect and mount CD-ROM" but it doesn't give me the error "...
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Kali network keeps dropping/dying

Running Kali 2.0 on VMWare Fusion 10.1.1 on MacBook Pro laptop running macOS 10.13.6. I'm running the newtwork from VMWare in the NAT mode. I was able to connect to the internet, had an IPV4 address ...
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Kali linux Gnome 3 freezes [closed]

I have installed Kali linux light version. When I update to full version , After login the screen freezes. Installed kali in laptop, with intel graphics and nvidia geforce 1050.
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Windows Boot corrupted

I made a live USB Installation of Kali Linux which I need for one of my classes. I booted it (UEFI) on my Windows 10 Dell XPS and used the persistence mode since I assumed it would store my changes (...
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Metasploit / postgresql / armitage problems

I've been trying to get armitage working for a while now and I cant seem to find the exact answer to the problem I'm having so here goes. When I open armitage it fails to connect to the database and ...
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Kali Linux VM can't connect to a server in the same subdomain

I have been using kali for a while but now I am having trouble connecting to a server on my same subnet (192.168.x.x) when I open Firefox and type http://192.168.1.189:8834/ the response is "cannot ...
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Cannot create folders on my Kali desktop

I just formatted my laptop with Kali Linux and with a full encrypted disk; this is my first time with full encrypted disk. I Face a problem: when I right-click on my desktop, I used to find 'New ...
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Error while apt-get update not work

apt-get update Get:1 http://ftp.yzu.edu.tw/Linux/kali kali-rolling InRelease [30.5 kB] Reading package lists... Done E: Release file for http://http.kali.org/kali/dists/kali-...
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Error while apt-get update

apt-get update Get:1 http://ftp.yzu.edu.tw/Linux/kali kali-rolling InRelease [30.5 kB] Get:1 http://ftp.yzu.edu.tw/Linux/kali kali-rolling InRelease [30.5 kB] Reading package lists... Done E: Release ...
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Kali Linux How to update the Virtual Box Guest addons after updating Virtual Box?

I have Kali Linux installed on my laptop as a Virtual Box guest. I have installed the guest addons. However, how do I update Virtual Box and keep the guest addons up to date? Specifically, I am going ...
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Running macchanger in Kali Linux VM Disables Network Connection

Below is my version of kali which is a vm running on VBox 5.2.22: Linux kali 4.18.0-kali2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.18.10-2kali1 (2018-10-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux As the title says, after changing my mac ...
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Laptop display gets garbled randomly, regardless of application, underlying OS: Kali Linux

I am running Kali Linux natively on laptop, recently I am facing issues with display randomly getting scrambled/garbled while working. The application I am working on doesn't seem to matter. I have ...
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SEToolkit Not Cloning Login Page

I am trying to clone a login page with SEToolkit in the latest version of Kali Linux. SEToolkit simply isn't working. I have tried running it with normal user privileges and sudo. I have placed in ...
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Why Isn't Netdiscover Working On My Virtual Machine?

I am doing a vulnhub CTF walkthrough (Lampiao). I have my main VM set up using Kali Linux in VirtualBox. The victim VM is the Lampiao machine. I am supposed to run Netdiscover on Kali to search for ...
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Installing Kali Repositories

Can I install Kali Linux repositories on Debian 9 Stretch. The last time I did this, my installation breaked after an update or installation of wine I think. The apt package manager was also not ...
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Computer with Kali Linux, trying to wipe and install Windows, can't boot to Windows install media

I have installed Kali Linux because i want to learn some of the cyber security related things but now i wanted to go back to my Windows. As i had not much more knowledge about dual boot of system so i ...
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Which Application is listening on particular port

I tried to scan a particular IP in my network with the following command: nmap -sV --script=banner X.X.X.X and the result was : 25/tcp open tcpwrapped 80/tcp open tcpwrapped 443/tcp open ...
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Can't launch the applications

My OS is Kali Linux Debian version. My applications are not showing there icons. When i check my applications in /usr/share/applications there is no icon.It shows like this in the image check out and ...
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GRUB doesn't show up | linux and windows on 2 seperate harddisks

Sorry for my bad english ... despite intensive study of several forum entries in the whole World Wide Web, I could no solution for my problem. I have two hard drives, one SSD and one normal HDD. ...
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Dual Boot with kali windows stuck in startup with a blue screen

I have installed Kali with windows. I have changed the boot order from grub and window 10 to first order. From then windows don't run. It just stuck with a blue screen and after that show a logo of ...
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Unable to install guest additions in Kali 2018

I've installed Kali 2018 in VirtualBox on a Windows 10 Host. Attempted to install guest additions, following instructions in Kali doc. https://docs.kali.org/general-use/kali-linux-virtual-box-guest ...
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What are the differences between the different Kali Raspberry Pi images that are out there?

I am trying to install Kali Linux in my Raspberry Pi B(not B+). My requirement is to setup a pentest lab or hacking lab. However while downloading the image I am confused and not sure which one to ...
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Proxychains doesn't work as intended in Kali Linux

I am beginner to ethical hacking and trying to route my request using proxychains and tor referring to this YouTube video link. I did everything as shown in video and even after that it doesn't seems ...
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SSH connection to port 22 is refused/timed out. Can't install key to server

I have been having issues with connecting to my ssh server. After installing ssh and other server packages I have been trying to connect as a root user. Each time it says the connection timed out. I ...
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Configure Gnome settings with Debian Live-Build

I'm making a spin of Kali Linux and am following their guide while referencing the Debian Live Build manual. I'm trying to figure out how I can get a few simple tweaks like application, cursor, icon, ...
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Kali Linux boots from USB, black screen after boot option

Trying to figure out what's going on with my laptop. As you can see in the picture below, Kali Linux boots, but upon selecting live system boot or "start installer" I'm presented with a black box in ...
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Kali Linux desktop not working (not showing files and changed right click dropdown menu) [duplicate]

After a package upgrade (apt-get upgrade) my desktop icons dissapear on Kali, whether they are files or folders. As you can see, there are files on Desktop that are not shown. Even the right click ...
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GNOME Tweaks app loses its desktop button after first installed

In the title bar there is no desktop button. This was observed in the GNOME Tweaks app of Gnome 3.30.0 in Kali Linux 2018.4 . A) I did not find the documentation anywhere. This desktop button is ...
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Wifi Mode changing commands

How can I change my USB-Wifi mode to 802.11b from 802.11g or any other existing. I'm using Kali Linux and Ubuntu. Also how can I revert it to default settings. Iwconfig wlan0 gives output as 802.11bg. ...
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How do I set up a NAT Network between machines on Virtual Box that can be seen when I use airodump-ng wlan0 (wireless adapter)?

I created a NAT network called "test" and hooked up my kali linux, metasploitable, and windows 10 virtual machine. I did this by changing adapter 1 for all of them to that specific NAT network. All ...
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Bluetooh hci0: command 0x1009 tx timeout

I have a problem with kali linux boot proccess I got this message when the system boot up bluetooth : hci0: command 0x1009 tx timeout I have searched for a soultion for this problem over this ...
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Parrot OS installation error

I am trying to install parrot security os 64 bit hybrid iso on mac virtual box which i gave 2048mb of ram and 12 gb of storage. Selected on vb “Other Linux 64-bit” -Debian 64-bit too- and tried to ...
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No desktop icons in kali linux, but files can be seen on file explorer

In addition to that, I cant move a file or folder onto the desktop. It just does an animation that brings it back to the file explorer. Also I have lost some options when right clicking on the ...
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Trying to dual boot install Kali Linux on Windows 10, consistent black screen once installation tries to begin

I’ve been a Linux user for a little while now, mostly Mint and feel as though it’s time to move on to bigger and better things. For the past day and a half, I have been trying to dual boot Kali and I ...
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Nothing is appearing on the Desktop in Kali Linux

I downloaded VMware workstation in Kali Linux. It wasn't running, it was having some header files issues. So I looked up the solution and someone said to run the following commands. apt clean &&...
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How to create persistence Kali Linux usb on Mac OS X

it's strange but I couldn't find any full instructions how make persistence usb, I'm experiencing problems with creating partitions on my usb stick https://github.com/rajivkanaujia/alphaworks/wiki/...
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I can’t SSH out on my Kali Linux machine

I have 2 VPS in DigitalOcean. I was able to SSH into them with password before today. But now, when I try to SSH with my machine which is Kali Linux, after type the password, I get this response: ...
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Virtual box hitting CPU Usage on a machine of configuration of i7-7th gen and 16 GB RAM

I am using the configuration of i7-7th gen and 16 GB RAM. Still if i am using my KALI Linux but still my CPU is hitting 100% usage whenever I am running the OS. Any Solutions ?
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Cannot login to Kali Linux when ethernet cable is plugged in

I am Using Asus K550V in dual-boot mode - Kali Linux and Windows 10. On Windows 10 I have no issues with network connections - both Wi-Fi and ethernet are working correctly. On Kali however, only Wi-...
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Black screen with static cursor on Kali Linux 2018.3 on VirtualBox

After importing the .ova file of the latest Linux Kali release (found here) into VirtualBox, and successfully booting into the OS from GRUB, I'm greeted with a black screen and a static (non-blinking) ...
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Expanding my disk size in VMware doesn't have any effect

I'm running Kali Linux on VMware Workstation 14 for pentesting purposes. I installed Kali with 30 GB and now I'm running low on space. I did a disk expansion to 70 GB in VMware's settings, however I ...
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Kali linux monitor mode is set but not capturing Access points

I have an Acer Aspire with ath10k wireless drivers, I have been using Kali Linux for a while but this problem has only occurred since I deleted a past user and started using a new one. I use sudo ...
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Triple Screen Mirroring on Kali Linux.

Recently picked up a decent used pc for media (mainly movie) purposes. Due to a forgetful relative, I was unable to log in to the windows account, and couldn't be bothered to reset the pc, so I ...
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Kali Linux won't run in full screen

I'm running Kali linux in VirtualBox and it couldn't find any network adapters or wlan0. So, I followed some instructions I found about downgrading to compat-wireless-2010-06-26.p.tar.bz2 and it ...
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How do I view memory in Linux (Kali, specifically)

Supposedly /dev/mem works, but if I open leafpad and put a bunch of random strings in there, none of that kind of data shows up. So, not only is it not showing the entirety of the contents of RAM (...
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Broken packages in Kali on Raspberry Pi - fix-broken install does not work?

I just set up Kali Linux on my raspberry pi and after updating & upgrading I received the following dependency issues - even after running apt --fix-broken install multiple times I seem to not be ...