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How to reset Kali Linux root password

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.

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Logged into the root account in GUI on Kali Linux

Set Kali root password and enable root login

In order to enable root login for Kali Linux, we must set the the root password manually. In past versions of Kali Linux, users were able to log in directly to the root account by default. On more recent versions, this has been disabled. The reasoning behind this change should be obvious, but if you’re a Kali user, you probably know your way around a Linux system by now, and there’s not much risk in letting you use the root account to login.

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Ubuntu Static IP configuration

Ubuntu Static IP configuration

This tutorial will deal with Ubuntu static IP address configuration. It will provide the reader with a step by step procedure how to set static IP address on Ubuntu Server via netplan and Ubuntu Desktop using NetworkManager. Static IP address is recommended for servers as the static address does not change as oppose to a dynamic IP address assignment via DHCP server.

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QEMU vs VirtualBox: What's the difference?

QEMU vs VirtualBox: What’s the difference?

Virtualization is a helpful technology that has exploded in popularity and accessibility in the last decade. There are many great reasons to use virtual machines, such as having a test environment separate from your host operating system. It also allows you to run multiple operating systems or Linux distros simultaneously – all inside of their own sandboxed environment, with optional network interconnectivity among your machines.

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QEMU vs KVM hypervisor: What's the difference?

QEMU vs KVM hypervisor: What’s the difference?

Users have a lot of choices when it comes to virtualization on a Linux system. There are many use cases for virtualization, whether you want to have a test system that is isolated from your host system, test out a different Linux distribution, or even run a completely different operating system. Whatever the case may be, you will need to have a hypervisor. A hypervisor is what manages and allows you to interact with your virtual machines.

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Share your desktop screen with VNC on Linux

Share your desktop screen with VNC on Linux

VNC is a system that allows you to remotely control another computer. It allows you to relay your mouse and keyboard inputs as if you were physically sitting in front of the system, when in fact you could be on the other side of the world. It works well for sharing your desktop screen with another user, whether you want to grant them the ability to control your computer or just be able to see what you are doing on it (with mouse and keyboard input blocked).

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How to install KDE plasma Desktop on Fedora Linux

How to install KDE plasma Desktop on Fedora Linux

By default, the Fedora Linux distribution sports the GNOME desktop environment, although others are available in “Spin” downloads. If you would like to change things up and install KDE Plasma instead, the GUI can be downloaded and installed directly from Fedora’s default package repositories.

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How to obtain Linux’s system load average report

How to obtain Linux’s system load average report

Obtaining the load average of your server(s) will shed some light on the system’s CPU usage over time. As a Linux system administrator, it is essential to obtain the load average occasionally, as to determine whether or not your systems are overwhelmed by trying to handle the current work load. Because of the way load averages are reported, it is also easy to determine if the server is being overloaded, which may mean it is time to divide up the work load across load balancing servers, or upgrade your current hardware.

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Installation of KeePassX Password Manager on Fedora Linux

Installation of KeePassX Password Manager on Fedora Linux

KeePassX is a cross platform password manager to allow users to store and organize passwords by keeping them safe using advanced encryption techniques. It allows you to create a database in which your passwords will be stored and protected by one master password. This database can then be backed up or trasferred to a new system as necessary. You can also import that databsae into another instance of KeePassX.

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How to clone a Linux system

How to clone a Linux system

Making a clone of your Linux system is a great way to make a complete backup. This type of backup would preserve all your system and personal files, as well as any customizations and settings that you have applied to your operating system over time (assuming everything is on one hard drive). Cloning and restoring a Linux system is relatively easy, since Linux will not encounter errors if you clone it onto different hardware – at worst, you may have a few hiccups, such as the need to uninstall and install necessary drivers.

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