Impotant thing to do after install kali

There are small set of important softwares that are required after installation of Kali Linux. Linux operating system is not too much user friendly but it is highly flexible operating system. I’ve tried to generalize the following instruction to suit every one’s requirements. Kali is an advanced version of Backtrack Operating System and it is also based on Debian package system because of large amount of software and library availability .

Kali is the rebirth of Backtrack

We are divided this installation in section of 3 important parts.

Kali Specific :

In this section we will discuss how to fix major problems in Kali. Kali is build on Debian ,so it inherits a lots of issues from Debian.

1. Touchpad Tapping Issue

After installation of kali linux in different laptops many users faces issues with tapping function or scrolling function with their touchpad, don’t worry it will be fixed with two simple Commands

Touchpad tapping issue
Touchpad tapping


Touchpad Tapping Fix
Touchpad Tapping

after done with the above commands ,go to /etc/modprobe.d/ make file of any name like mouse.conf

paste following command in it:

options psmouse proto=imps

then save and exit.

2. Fix default Repository

Some user face Kali Update problem or package update problem  ,it is simplest way to solve it just to edit in /etc/apt/sources.list

Add Official Repo’s:


## Regular repositories
deb kali main non-free contrib
deb kali/updates main contrib non-free
## Source repositories
deb-src kali main non-free contrib
deb-src kali/updates main contrib non-free


3. Update, Upgrade,Dist-Upgrade

If you face some dependency after install some software or to update the previous software the best method to update some libraries of Linux and also it update the previous version software.

Update,Upgrade,Dist-Upgrade  Kali
Update,Upgrade,Dist-Upgrade Kali

4. Enable Sound on Boot

just 2 to 3 steps to fix sound mute in Kali Linux on Boot

Sound Fix
Sound Fix




-> Select sound ICON placed Right-Side top in the Kali ,Select  Sound Preferences.

-> Alternatively ,you also go to Application >System Tools>Preference>System Setting>Sound.

-> Use Output Volume Slider to ON.


Sound-Fix in Kali
Sound-Fix in Kali

Useful Utilities and Software:

A small collection of useful utilities and software’s founded that may help you,These Software are essential for all users who use either Linux or Unix and Other one for make work simple.

1. Install Java:

Java is a programming language that is compiled by Java compiler, it is the most popular programming language due to its advanced feature and platform independence Environment. Mostly Linux OS are use OpenJDK  except some Linux. OpneJDK are made up of java Binary code. OpenJDK is same as Java but some features are missing. Some Linux IDE like Rubymine, Android Studio ,PyCharm are required Oracle Java .

Step to Successful install and Java in Kali:

  1. Download JDK from Oracle website ( Free ).
  2. Extract jdk-8u40-linux-x64.tar.gz using following Command:

Java Tar extract
Java Tar extract




then move it into /opt folder into Filesystem  using Following Command:

move JDK
move JDK




cd /opt/jdk1.8.0_40
update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /opt/jdk1.8.0_40/bin/java 1
update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /opt/jdk1.8.0_40/bin/javac 1
update-alternatives --install /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ 1
update-alternatives --set java /opt/jdk1.8.0_40/bin/java
update-alternatives --set javac /opt/jdk1.8.0_40/bin/javac
update-alternatives --set /opt/jdk1.8.0_40/jre/lib/amd64/


2. Install File Roller -Archive Manager

Kali Linux Lacks of proper GUI archive manager. Install it Archive Manager using following Command:

File Roller- Archive Manager
File Roller- Archive Manager



3. Install Software Center

Software Center is most important software for Linux special for Non-Ubuntu Users, because many user don’t know how to install software package, but Software center is a special GUI interface for those users who are noobs in Linux World. In Software center a collection of different software like multimedia,Development, and other one .

To install Software-center use following Command:

install software center
install software center




4. Install Screen Recorder

Many Linux User are confused to select screen recorder software because Linux is Open-source hence less software developer are there to develop software for linux. We have mention here two screen recorder i.e RecordMyDesktop and Shutter

install Record My Desktop using following command:

Install RecordMyDesktop
Install RecordMyDesktop




install Shutter using following command:

install Shutter
install Shutter




5. Install Flash in Kali

Here we can install Adobe flash player by two method Automatically and manually using simple command

 1.Install Adobe Flash From Repository:

open terminal (be a root user) type following command:

install Flash in Kali
install Flash in Kali



the type


install Flash in Kali
install Flash in Kali




2. Manually Install Adobe Flash:

  1. Open your browser and Download Flash Player .

the latest available version like this install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz

Save at /root directory .

  1. Untar archive
cd Downloads/
tar xvzf install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

choice 1st is little bit easy than 2.

6. Add Standard User

Kali Linux create a root user by Default, In Linux most of the applications require root access, any one can easily access or Hack your computer, so it is good idea to create or add a standard user because standard user has limited access and they can not modify the critical file of Linux without root permission.

useradd -m username

you can replace username by any other name

(note : -m is use for create home directory like /home/username)

now set password for this user

passwd username

Enter the desired Password twice

usermod -a -G sudo username

(note : -G is uesd to add a user username to sudo group allow to user install software ,allow printing, use privileged mode)

chsh -s /bin/bash username


7. Install Tor in Kali

Tor is free Software that can be installed on either windows or Linux. Open network of Tor helps you defend against traffic analysis and other users.

open terminal and type

apt-get install tor

Enable Tor service by Command

service tor start

Browse with proxychains and tor

proxychains iceweasel

8. Install HTOP and NetHogs

These are two important packages HTOP and NetHogs  , HTOP is show the running process and memory use and other details. NetHogs is used for show the traffic used by application per interface.

apt-get install htop nethogs -y

Run by following command


nethogs eth0

nethogs wlan0

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