Things To Do Immediately After Installing Kali Linux

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Bytes: These are the few things which you need to perform after installing a fresh version of Kali Linux.

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:

Retired Kali sana (2.0) Repositories

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

Retired Kali moto (1.0) Repositories

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

2. Update, Upgrade, Dist-Upgrade

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

3. Enable Boot Sound

4. Installing Java in Kali

To Download Java Select the file according to your operating system from the list. Download Link: Java will be saved on Downloads/ folder or save it on /root.

Uncompress archive:

Move the extracted folder to /opt:

And go to the folder :

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:

Testing your installation OF Java on Kali Linux 2017.1

To check the version of Java you are now running:

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:

Enable tor service from command line:

Browse with confident by using proxychains and tor

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:

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 

You can now run then using the following commands:

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:

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 .debpackage. The best one out there is gdebi. Install it using the following command:

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.

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

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

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

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