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Things to do after installing Kali Linux 2017.2 – Getting Started with Kali Linux installation

5 things to do after installing kali linux

Hello my Hacker friends , I have written so many articles for you which provide you a basic tutorial base for using Linux. Many of you may have faced problems in installing Kali Linux.

Getting Started with Kali Linux 2017.1 – What to do After installing Kali Linux 2017 .2  / 2017.3

And this happens with us, the method to install Kali Linux is not as easy as compared to Windows or any other Linux Distro. Now after all these obstacles , I hope you have installed Kali Linux on your PC.

5 things to do after installing kali linux
5 things to do after installing kali linux

After you have installed your favorite Kali Linux on your PC , there are some things that you should do. I have written them one by one that will help you to use this OS more efficiency.

5 Things to do after Install Kali Linux 2017.1 / 2017.2 Rolling

Fix Default Repository

The first task after installation is to fix the default repository. Type the command in the terminal & press Enter.

leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list

This command will open a file , add the lines written below in the file.

## Regular repositories deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free ## Source repositories deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib deb-src http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free

After the file is updated you can enter this command in your terminal.

apt-get update

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Fix The Device Not Managed Error

There may be error “Device not Managed Error”, write the command in your terminal

leafpad /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf

File will be opened in your screen, replace false with true.

Install the software center

Software center is a very useful utility that helps you to install new software in your PC. Type the command below in the terminal.

apt-get install software-center
This will download the software center & the next command will install the software center in your PC.


Replace Iceweasel with Firefox in Kali Linux

Firefox browser is a very popular browser which let you use the Internet. If you are going to install it in Kali Linux then you have to use these commands.

apt-get remove iceweasel

After this you will be able to install Firefox in your PC.

echo -e “ndeb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/mozilla/apt all main” | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com C1289A29 apt-get update apt-get install firefox-mozilla-build

Now you have installed  Firefox successfully in your PC

Install flash in Kali Linux

Flash is used to watch videos in your Browser. There are the commands which will let you install flash in your PC.

apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree update-flashplugin-nonfree –install

Now flash is installed in your PC.

Update, Upgrade, Dist-Upgrade

Withe this command you can clean , update & upgrade your Kali Linux Distro.

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

Enable sound on Boot

Use this command to enable the sound while system boots.

apt-get install alsa-utils -y

Installing Java in Kali

Download Java from the official website of java & save the file in the download folder.

Now run the following command

  1. tar zxvf jre*.tar.gz
  2. mv jre* /opt
  3. cd /opt/jre*

Install and register binaries Of Java

The downloaded version will be registered & switches to be 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

 Install HTOP and NetHogs

HTOP shows running processes & memory used. NetHogs shows applications traffic per interface.It can be installed by the command given.

apt-get install htop nethogs -y

The commands to use them are

  • htop
  • nethogs eth0
  • nethogs wlan0

Update the Existing Kali Linux to the Latest Version

If you are already a Kali Linux User and you want to update your version with the latest one.

Below are the commands for the updating your old Kali version.

1. apt update
2. apt dist-upgrade
3. reboot

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Vanshanu raj
Vanshanu Raj is Computer Science Graduate from College of Engineering Roorkee & a Diploma Holder from Government Polytechnic Dehradun. He lives in Dehradun working as a security engineer in a mid sized IT company. I Made this site to to aware people with Open Source Software & their uses.

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