10 Things to do after Installing Kali Linux 2019

These are the few things which you need to perform after installing a fresh version of Kali Linux. I tried to install Kali Linux on different platforms and on nearly every laptops and workstations i have to face different problems. These are the 10 things to do after installing Kali Linux 2019 latest version. Let me know what you face in the comments so i can help you figure it out.

1. Kali Linux sources.list Repositories

The single most common causes of a broken Kali Linux installation are following unofficial advice, and particularly arbitrarily populating the system’s sources.list file with unofficial repositories. The following post aims to clarify what repositories should exist in sources.list, and when they should be used.

The Kali Rolling Repository

kali-rolling is our current active repository since the release of Kali 2016.1. Kali Rolling users are expected to have the following entries in their sources.list:

deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
# For source package access, uncomment the following line
# deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free

Retired Kali sana (2.0) Repositories

For access to the retired sana repositories, have the following entries in your sources.list:

deb http://old.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contrib
# For source package access, uncomment the following line
# deb-src http://old.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contrib

Retired Kali moto (1.0) Repositories

For access to the retired moto repositories, have the following entries in your sources.list:

deb http://old.kali.org/kali moto main non-free contrib
# For source package access, uncomment the following line
# deb-src http://old.kali.org/kali moto main non-free contrib

2. Update, Upgrade, Dist-Upgrade

Clean, update, upgrade and dist-upgrade your Kali installation.

 apt-get clean && apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y && apt-get dist-upgrade -y

3. Enable Boot Sound

apt-get install alsa-utils -y

4. Installing Java in Kali

To Download Java Select the file according to your operating system from the list. Download Link: http://www.java.com/en/download/linux_manual.jsp Java will be saved on Downloads/ folder or save it on /root.

Uncompress archive:

tar -zxvf jre*.tar.gz

Move the extracted folder to /opt:

mv jre* /opt

And go to the folder :

cd /opt/jre*

Install and register binaries Of Java

This step registers the downloaded version of Java as an alternative, and switches it to be used as the default:

update-alternatives –install /usr/bin/java java /opt/jre*/bin/java 1
update-alternatives –install /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.s­o mozilla-javaplugin.so /opt/jre*/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so 1
update-alternatives –set java /opt/jre*/bin/java
update-alternatives –set javac /opt/jre*/bin/javac
update-alternatives –set mozilla-javaplugin.so /opt/jre*/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so

Testing your installation OF Java on Kali Linux 2019.1

To check the version of Java you are now running:

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5. Installing Tor on Kali Linux

Tor is available in Kali repository, to install it directly from the repository open your Terminal and type this:

Installing Tor on Kali Linux

Enable tor service from command line:

service tor start

Browse with confident by using proxychains and tor

proxychains iceweasel

6. Installing Filezilla FTP Client on Kali Linux

No Linux installation is complete with a proper fully fledged FTP Client. Filezilla is the best out there, so install Filezilla using the following command:

apt-get install filezilla filezilla-common -y

7. Install HTOP and NetHogs

This is a special one, HTOP shows running process and memory used including many more details. (you could use top command, but HTOP is just more useful). NetHogs is useful and it shows traffic used by applications per interface. Install them using the following command:

apt-get install htop nethogs -y

You can now run then using the following commands:

htop
nethogs eth0
nethogs wlan0

I’m almost certain, you’ll enjoy using these tiny tools.

8. Install Recordmydesktop and Reminna Remote Desktop Client

Recordmydesktop gives you the ability to record and make a video of your activities in Kali Linux. Remmina is simialar to Windows Remote Desktop Client. Both very useful. Install them using the following command:

apt-get install gtk-recordmydesktop recordmydesktop remmina -y

Install Recordmydesktop and Reminna Remote Desktop Client

9. Install GDebi Package Manager

dpkg is a powerful tool, but it doesn’t install dependencies automatically. What we need is some package installer that can go out and fetch all required dependencies while installing a .deb package. The best one out there is gdebi. Install it using the following command:

apt-get install gdebi -y

Install GDebi Package Manager

10. Enable Autologin user in Kali Linux

It’s a simple change. Just open and edit the file called /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf, assuming you’re using GNOME Display Manager(gmd3) a your main Display Manager. You might want to try out other desktops as well.

leafpad /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf

In the daemon section un-comment the 2 lines for automatic login. It should finally look like this

[daemon]
# Enabling automatic login
  AutomaticLoginEnable = true
  AutomaticLogin = root

That’s it. Too easy. In case you’re wondering how to use a different user than root, here’s how

[daemon]
# Enabling automatic login
  AutomaticLoginEnable = true
  AutomaticLogin = myanotheruser

Enable Autologin user in Kali Linux

Last but not the least, reboot to check if it worked. (which it will, cause it’s Linux and Kali is awesome)

reboot

Bonus

Installing VPN on Kali Linux – Detailed Guide on Installation

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Cracking WPA/WPA2 WiFi Password Without Dictionary/Brute Fore Attack using Fluxion

 

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