Wednesday, February 11, 2015

HOWTO : Minor fix on Kali Linux 1.1.0

Kali Linux 1.1.0 is released recently. Some bugs had been fixed and the performance is improved a lot.

However, you may encounter that you need to set the volume of the sound device every time when you boot up. You can solve this problem by the following :

apt-get install alsa-base alsa-utils

amixer sset Master unmute

Then adjust the volume when necessary.

Secondary, when your hard driver or SSD is fully encrypted, your GRUB screen is in blue. You can get the awesome Kali GRUB screen back by the following :

If you are using BIOS -

apt-get --purge remove grub-pc
apt-get install grub-pc

* select the GRUB to be installed at /dev/sda, if you have only one hard driver or SSD.

If you are using UEFI -

apt-get --purge remove grub-efi
apt-get install grub-efi

The GRUB screen is already Kali GRUB awesome screen.

Thirdly, OpenJDK 6 and 7 are installed in Kali Linux 1.1.0. However, only OpenJDK 6 (1.6.x) is enabled. If your application requires OpenJDK 7 (1.7.x), you need to enable it. You can :

update-alternatives --config java

Then select OpenJDK 7. I select 2 in my case.

Fourthly, Transmission is dropped in this version. You need to install yourself.

apt-get install transmission-gtk

Known Issue

If you are running virtual machine, such as Virtualbox or VMWare and the guest network interface is running on NAT and/or bridged mode, you cannot access internet on every boot up. You can issue the following command to gain internet access :


That's all! See you.