Kali Linux is a popular operating system for penetration testing and security purposes. While Kali Linux is primarily a command-line based operating system, it is possible to install and use a graphical user interface (GUI) such as the Gnome desktop environment. In this blog, we will guide you through the process of installing and using the Gnome desktop environment on Kali Linux.
Step 1: Update the system Before we begin, make sure that your Kali Linux system is up-to-date. To update, run the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Step 2: Install the Gnome desktop environment To install the Gnome desktop environment, run the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt install gnome-shell
Step 3: Install the GDM display manager To install the GDM display manager, run the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt install gdm3
Step 4: Restart the system To restart the system, run the following command in the terminal:
Step 5: Log in to the Gnome desktop environment After restarting the system, log in to the Gnome desktop environment. You should see the Gnome login screen, where you can enter your username and password.
Step 6: Customize the Gnome desktop environment You can customize the Gnome desktop environment by changing the background, font size, and other settings. To do so, go to the “Settings” app and select the settings you want to change.
Step 7: Install Gnome extensions Gnome extensions are plugins that add new features and functionality to the Gnome desktop environment. To install Gnome extensions, go to the Gnome Extensions website (https://extensions.gnome.org/) and follow the instructions to install the extensions you want.
In conclusion, the Gnome desktop environment is a powerful graphical user interface that can be easily installed and used on Kali Linux. By following the steps outlined in this blog, you should be able to start using the Gnome desktop environment to enhance your Kali Linux experience.