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Kali Linux (including AnyDesk)

Note: sometimes a new install connects to your wifi, but there is no internet service. So (sometimes the last 3 steps don't work or are not required):

  • systemctl enable systemd-networkd
  • systemctl enable systemd-resolved
  • systemctl start systemd-networkd
  • systemctl start systemd-resolved
  • ln -sf /run/systemd/resolve/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf
  • service resolvconf restart
  • service network-manager restart

If you intend to have VirtualBox Oracle (VirtualBox is increasingly hard to install on Debian, but don't forget, there are FOSS Alternatives. VirtualBox is not the only VM software.) on the computer, you may want to do that now, since it's the only bitch to install. Should you use install virtualbox-dkms (or will that just not work)? Should you download from their website, and if so, which version (there are lots of issues reported with varios OSs and various VirtualBox editions)?

VERIFYING download is not difficult. Download it, then click on the ‘sum’ thing on the download element to see the SHA256 checksum. That number should match the number you get when you cd Downloads and:


  • Time zone: cuba, or Latin American countries are listed like 'Americas/CountryName'
  • Power Manager (otherwise it will dim after 120seconds): Keep screen from locking:
  • Top-left menu > Settings > Power Manager > (fourth tab) Security > Automatically lock: Never, and uncheck []Lock screen when system is going to sleep
  • in Power Settings, you have to click the top buttons for ‘plugged in’ and ‘on battery’ and do both
  • Menu > Keyboard > Layout, unlock the Default settings and +add Spanish, and set a ‘Change layout option.' I selected Ctrl-shift to change language input
  • Disable login screen. Didn't find a way.


  • For FONTS, just put a folder with them in home/username/.local/share/fonts
  • Kali has a bunch in user/share/fonts. You can delete some (I'm not sure which ones you can delete without losing render ability. But I deleted the Noto folder (so many fonts), roboto, and some others. I had to change the fonts in CherryTree after (File > Freferences > Fonts) urw-base35 is the one used by LibreOffice (and maybe CherryTree also). Spanish fonts: Antic, Aquiline.
  • Hindi fonts won't display unless you sudo apt-get install fonts-indic
  • Garamond font for book printing
  • .fonts in home directory acts like a place to find fonts
  • /usr/share/fonts is where pre-installed system fonts are (maybe don't delete these)
  • Or find your font location by opening Font Manager and R-click > Open location
  • Make shortcuts on Desktop to Webpages: Make webpage a Favorite in browser, then drag it onto the Desktop.
  • Change wallpaper: Settings > Settings Manager > Desktop
  • Zoom into screen with Start + scroll wheel
  • Fotowall ffrom website and make the 64-bit file executable and just launch it from the file
  • gnome-system-monitor shows internet traffic. Unlike Task Manager
  • sudo apt-get install fonts-thai-tlwg to install Thai fonts ไทย

INSTALL (already has Gparted, good text editors, Screenshot, Python, and something like Task Manager. Does not have snapd, audacity or VLC so no need to remove them).

  • sudo apt-get install hydrogen gimp kdenlive gnome-disk-utility shotwell vokoscreen libreoffice inkscape secure-delete imagemagick fonts-indic cherrytree system-config-printer cups font-manager && Systemctl enable cups
  • (after installing the Epson ecotank it was set to the wrong model and missed magenta lines. I double-clicked the printer in Print Settings and selected the actual model and it worked then, but not on ‘regular paper’ setting)

  • sudo apt-get install lmms (but the audio is scratchy)

  • sudo apt-get install openvpn
  • sudo apt-get install monodevelop (not yet)
  • sudo apt-get install ardour

  • blender comes as a tar.zy from

  • Open terminal in the folder and type tar xz blahblah.tar.xz ... (this will unpack it into a blender folder). Go in that folder. The blender file will be an executable.
  • Ardour. Have to use their site for the AppImage, and they send the DL link to your email
  • Bitwig. Check version number of your previous projects (if they were in version 3 and you install 2.4, it won't open them)


OTHER PRINTER INSTRUCTIONS (not sure if the above replaces this):



  • FIREFOX does shitty things, so do this: (watch before even DOWNLOADING) ...
  • alternatives: Brave (Chromium monopoly) and LibreWolf. has it's Terminal commands, which are currently:

yes | sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl && sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg && echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg arch=amd64] stable main"|sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list && sudo apt update && sudo apt install brave-browser



  • See note below on AnyDesk, because inside a VM Kali doesn't seem to be able to install AnyDesk. Lubuntu from site.


  • Download from website. In folder, Terminal, then tar xf [filename]. This makes an .sfz file.
  • (that didnt work, I think maybe only sf2 files)

HTTrack (for downloading entire websites for offline reading)


YT_DLP (youtube-dl didn't work for me last time)

For mp3:

For playlist:

Virtualbox can be installed with apt install, but produces an error

Next time, try virtualbox-dkms first and see if that works

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall virtualbox-dkms package and load the kernel module by executing

'modprobe vboxdrv'

But this doesn't work. Sudo apt upgrade it.


sudo apt install qbittorrent

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