The purpose of this tutorial is to install a desktop environment GUI on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa, whether you already have a GUI installed and wish to use a different desktop environment, or if you are only using the command line and would like access to a GUI. You can also use these instructions to install a GUI on Ubuntu Server 20.04, which doesn’t have a desktop environment installed by default. Follow along with our instructions below to install a GUI on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Server and Desktop.
The Nvidia CUDA toolkit is an extension of the GPU parallel computing platform and programming model. The Nvidia CUDA installation consists of inclusion of the official Nvidia CUDA repository followed by the installation of relevant meta package and configuring path the the executable CUDA binaries. In this tutorial, you will see how to install CUDA on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux.
Steam is easily the most popular PC gaming client, and with hundreds of titles available for Linux, it is no wonder why Linux gamers would want to install Steam on Ubuntu. Valve, the company behind Steam, officially targets Ubuntu and Debian with their Linux support, which is great news for Ubuntu users.
The default Ubuntu firewall is ufw, which is an acronym for “uncomplicated firewall.” It comes automatically installed on all editions of Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server. Ufw is a frontend for the typical Linux iptables commands, but it is developed in such a way that basic firewall tasks can be performed without the knowledge of iptables. You may find you need to disable ufw if it is blocking some necessary connections, or you can enable it for increased security.
GNOME is the default desktop environment for Ubuntu 20.04. If you don’t yet have a desktop environment installed (as is the case for Ubuntu Server), or have a different GUI and would like to switch to GNOME, it’s very easy to do. GNOME includes a variety of desktop applications and its aim is to make a Linux system easy to use for non-programmers. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install the GNOME desktop environment on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux.
It’s possible to reset Kali Linux password in the event that you are no longer able to login to the root user account. This happens if you haven’t logged in for a while and have since forgot Kali Linux password. In case you have not already tried, the default Kali password for root user is
toor (root backwards) on VMWare and live images. Try logging in with this password before resetting the Kali Linux password.
MAC address whitelisting sounds like a great way to prevent unauthorized access to your wireless network, but it does not work as well as you might think. The purpose of this guide is to demonstrate exactly how easy it is to spoof a whitelisted MAC address and gain access to a restricted network. In the steps below, you will see how to spoof a MAC address to gain access to MAC whitelisted network on Kali Linux.
Most of us longtime Linux users have the
ifconfig command seared into our brain, after years of repetitive use. It comes as a shock to some when they type the command and are met with an error message (ifconfig command not found). Indeed, the command has become deprecated, but it’s still possible to install ifconfig command.
The purpose of this tutorial is to check the local IP address, public IP address, default gateway, and DNS servers on a Kali Linux system. It is possible on Kali to get IP address information from command line or from GUI. We will cover the step by step instructions for both methods below.