Install fonts on Kali linux Latest version - How to[Guide]

How to install fonts on my Kali Linux PC one of the question i received from our blog reader who wish to change and install fonts in the GIMP but as it loads only the fonts from the system directory he was unable to do so and contacted me.

To be very honest, i was little bit surprised by his question on "How to manually install fonts on Kali linux", as we don't need to do anything special here and being a Kali user its not a big task but anyhow decided to write it here as an post so that it can help some of our friends out there.

So, if you are the one searching for this steps, then i hope this article might be little bit helpful for you too..

Here we go..

How to install fonts for GIMP or How to Install fonts in Kali Linux Latest version.

To install fonts, you don't need any special kind of commands. All you have to do is to ensure the font format that is getting downloaded, rest the system will take care.

I will explain that with the following example..

Let's take i want to install a font called Allura in my Kali Linux.

Here is what i will do..

1) I will Visit fonts.google.com (Which has a huge database for all the fonts)

2) I will search the font name i want. In our case i will type allura and will select Download Family button.

That's it the file will be downloaded in zip format.

3) Once its downloaded, double click on the zip that was downloaded which will open the contents that were inside the file.

4) Look for the file which ends with .ttf or some font type format.

5) Double click on it, it will show the new window with text something like "The Quick brown fox...."

and in the toolbar you will see "Install" just click on that, and wait for few seconds..

Install fonts on Kali linux Latest version - How to[Guide]


Boom!! it will display "Installed".

That's it your font was now installed successfully.

And By following the above steps, you can install any fonts on your Kali Linux PC and those fonts will  be automatically fetched by most of the apps like GIMP.

Enjoy:)

Zsh missing or unable to start on Kali linux 2020.3 after upgrade? - How to Start or fix missing Zsh on Kali Linux 2020.3 [Beginner's guide]

 Kali Linux 2020.3 was released a week before, and one of the big change announced by the team is  changing the default bash to the Zsh on the upcoming version of Kali Linux 2020.4 and Onwards. Though it will be default starting 2020.4 there are lot of users who just want to try what this zsh looks like because of its autocomplete and other features. One of our blog reader contacted me and want to know the steps. Though i guided him, i thought it would be helpful for other readers who want to use or try this.


Zsh missing or unable to start on Kali linux 2020.3 after upgrade? - How to Start or fix missing Zsh on Kali Linux 2020.3 [Beginner's guide]

So, If you are one of the person who feels that zsh is missing on your upgraded Kali linux 2020.3 or doesn't know how to start zsh or replace bash with zsh in this latest version Kali Linux 2020.3 then i hope it will be helpful for you too..

So, here we go..

How to start or fix missing zsh on Kali Linux 2020.3

The solution will little bit vary for users who did fresh install of Kali linux and who had just upgraded from previous version of Kali Linux 2020.2.

If you did a fresh install of Kali Linux 2020.3 then you can simply launch the zsh by opening terminal and zsh.

However, if you had upgraded and typed just zsh then you will get the following message.

This is the Z Shell configuration function for new users,
zsh-newuser-install.
You are seeing this message because you have no zsh startup files
(the files .zshenv, .zprofile, .zshrc, .zlogin in the directory
~).  This function can help you with a few settings that should
make your use of the shell easier.

You can:

(q)  Quit and do nothing.  The function will be run again next time.

(0)  Exit, creating the file ~/.zshrc containing just a comment.
     That will prevent this function being run again.

(1)  Continue to the main menu.

(2)  Populate your ~/.zshrc with the configuration recommended
     by the system administrator and exit (you will need to edit
     the file by hand, if so desired).

--- Type one of the keys in parentheses --- 

So, what are we missing here? do we have to freshly install the Zsh even after upgrade?

No, we just have to run a simple command and then will be fixed because this is by default installed by our system when we upgraded to Kali Linux 2020.3

Just open terminal, and type or copy paste below command..

cp /etc/skel/.zshrc ~/

Hit Enter and now type Zsh and enter.

That's it..

I guess i don't need to explain what that command will do, if you don't know then nothing to worry, man is your friend hope you got thatπŸ˜€πŸ˜€.

You will see the Zsh being started..

Hope it is helpful. Happy breaking:)

Kali Linux 2020.3 Released and now available for immediate download/update.

Kali Linux 2020.3 Released and now available for immediate download/update.

Kali Linux 2020.3 is now released after nearly 2-3 Months and is now available for immediate download. So, if you are using Kali Linux then you can upgrade to this latest version 2020.3 with just opening the shell/bash and typing your usual commands. You know what i mean!


So, What is the new change they did?

What's new in Kali Linux 2020.3?

There are lot of improvements interms of packages, but here are some big changes they did in short...


Kali has decided to make Zsh as new default Shell for future...

Wait ? What ? Yes, you read that right! Kali team has decided to move away from bash to Zsh. While the changes are scheduled for upcoming Kali 2020.4 release, in this release, you will see both Zsh and bash being in your system after update and Bash will be still default, through out 2020.3. However, if you wish to change bash to zsh on Kali linux 2020.3 then you do using the following command.

chsh -s /bin/zsh

The above one is major news, other than that other couple of upgrades include..


2) Nethunter Supports Nokia 3.1 and 6.1

With the help of yesimxev, the developer team has brought the support of NetHunter app to more devices like Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 6.1.

So, if you are using the above device, go ahead and download the images from the site.

https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-nethunter-download/


3) New Icons.!

For those, who gets bored easily by looking into the old icons and afraid to download new icon packs, thinking about security of that! Here is some good news for you..

You got new icons for tools!


4) Gnome's new file Manager theme.!

A new theme has been on the rolled out for the Gnome File Manager.


5) Other improvements..

And the list goes on,as it being a pretty big update so other improvements includes new mode for HiDPI support with just typing kali-hidpi-mode on your search bar and a new Win-KeX which is nothing but Windows + Kali Desktop Experience.

Happy breaking:)


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How to checksum or verify File Integrity of downloaded Kali Linux using Windows without any software [ Beginners' Guide]


Find saved WiFi passwords in Kali Linux or any Linux Latest version with a single command [How to Guide]

Kali Linux 2020 live default username and Password changed - Here is the new one for all latest versions

Change grub wallpaper/background image/theme in Kali Linux latest version [How-to]

USB Printer Port Missing after disconnecting Printer/turning Off your PC on Windows 10, Version 2004 and 1909 ? or After installing June 9, 2020 KB updates? - Here is How to fix !

USB Printer Port Missing after disconnecting Printer/turning Off your PC on Windows 10, Version 2004 and 1909 ? or After installing June 9, 2020 KB updates? - Here is How to fix !

If your USB printer port went missing after disconnecting your Printer or turning Off your Windows 10, Version 2004 and 1909, 1903 PC then you are not alone..! 

Ever since the latest KB updates were installed, Windows 10 users starting 1903 are experiencing a strange problem which has a pretty much easy fix. The issue is their USB printer port will disappear after turning off or restarting their Windows 10 PC/ Laptop. And it won't appear on Settings -> Devices -> Printers and Scanners -> Printer server and Properties -> Port tab.  Result ? you won't be able to print. 

So, What is the issue ?

Here is What Microsoft Says,

  • If the driver for the USB printer contains a Language Monitor, the OpenPortEx callback function of the Language Monitor would not be called.  As a result, the user cannot fulfill operations dependent on the operation of the Language Monitor.
  • In the "Devices and Printers" control panel, when selecting [Print Server Properties] > [Port] tab, the port for the USB printer (such as "USB001") would not appear in the list of printer ports.  As a result, the user cannot fulfill operations dependent on the existence of the port

How to fix this USB printer Port missing on Windows 10 Version, 2004, 1909 and 1903 ?


The answer is pretty much simple as said earlier, you have to connect your Printer before turning on your Windows 10 PC. That's it? ya that's it..

If you had already turned on, your PC then

1) Press Alt and F4 Keys Simultaneously.

2) Or Press Start -> Power -> Shutdown/ Turn off your PC.

3) Connect your Powered ON USB printer.

4) Turn on your Windows PC.

Any other Official Fix?

Currently, the above solution was suggested by Microsoft, and it claims they are working on a Official fix.

Don't know why Microsoft said, they will able to fix the issue only when the future version of Windows 10 Operating System was released. Yes, you read that right! You can expect a permanent fix only on the upcoming version of Windows 10 Operating System.

So, until then keep following the above steps.

Hope it is helpful :)
Using Always ON, Always Connected PC ? - You can soon expect the Windows 10 May 2020 update!, Installed already and experiencing Unexpected Shutdown or restart? A fix is available for you as well!

Using Always ON, Always Connected PC ? - You can soon expect the Windows 10 May 2020 update!, Installed already and experiencing Unexpected Shutdown or restart? A fix is available for you as well!

Even though Microsoft tried too hard to prevent lot of bugs by releasing various Windows 10 insider builds, there were many problems user's start to experience when they upgraded their intelligent PC to the brand new Stable Windows 10 May 2020 update also known as Windows 10, Version 2004. One of the main issue that is faced by latest technology laptop holders is their device getting restarted or shutdown all of a sudden unexpectedly.

Microsoft has found that problem, and had applied compatibility hold for such devices ( Microsoft Surface Pro 7 and Microsoft Surface Laptop 3,etc) but users in an urge to use latest OS has already installed the latest OS. Result ? They started getting lot of errors, and faced unexpected shutdown and restarts losing their work as said earlier.

If you are the one, experiencing that issue(unexpected restart or shutdown after installing Windows 10, Version 2004), then here is a good news for you. The good news comes in the form of KB4557957, that was released yesterday. Microsoft has addressed the issue on the above update so installing that will fix your problem.

So, just check for updates it will auto download the update. 

If you are using Always On, Always connected PC but hadn't installed the update yet or yet to receive the update! then get ready Mate! because You're Next! to get the Other bugs as Microsoft is going to remove the Safeguard hold in the coming Weeks.

Other Posts:


Running DISM Command Still shows Nothing fixed after repair in Windows 10, Version 2004? [ Here is why you don't need to worry!]

Running DISM Command Still shows Nothing fixed after repair in Windows 10, Version 2004? [ Here is why you don't need to worry!]

DISM command not working or does your Windows 10, 2004 both client and server edition shows corrupted files even after running DISM DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth ? then i hope this guide might be helpful for you...

                            Its been so long, since i wrote a post about Windows 10 (if you are a regular reader of our site, then you might even say its been so long, since you actually wrote a post buddy!, got you as well😁😁 ) here is a post i decided to write it because i guess most of you might have already upgraded your Windows 10,Version 1909 to Version 2004 and Might search for a solution for one of the most serious issue which we doesn't need to worry about when occurs. 

If you haven't already upgraded, then its a good news for you, because users who installed this Windows 10, version 2004 are facing a couple of issues, one of them is their DISM command which was believed to repair your PC has actually being corrupt!.

What is the exact issue ?

If you are a intermediate user or advanced user then you might have well known this command " DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth" and  DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /ScanHealth
this command which will fix your corrupted files, will now show your files are corrupted even after fixing the files in background!

Which means you won't know whether the file is actually corrupted or just got fixed :( 

So, what is the solution? why i don't need to worry?

Microsoft says, this is a known issue and they are actually working on a possible fix and we can expect a fix in the next one or two weeks.. until then if your PC is having problems, then Microsoft asks you to do one small thing, run the same command again! I'm not kidding, that was the actual temporary fix that was suggested by Microsoft.

Here is What Microsoft Says from the Official site...

DISM might incorrectly report corruption is still present after repair
After using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.exe) command /restorehealth to detect and correct system corruption, you might receive a report from the tool that corruption is still present. This can occur even when it has been repaired. An example for using the /restorehealth command is: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

Affected platforms:
Client: Windows 10, version 2004
Server: Windows Server, version 2004
 
Workaround: If you receive reports that there is still corruption, subsequent scans should indicate the true state of the corruption. You can verify that DISM has fixed it by rerunning the same command or by using the /ScanHealth command. An example using the /ScanHealth command is: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
Just reran the command and find your true state of files whether it was fixed or not, until Microsoft fixes the issue..

Keep breaking:)

Civilization VI, Borderlands, Ark & Witcher 3 might be the new #EpicGamesStore free to get deals after GTA V! [Leaked]

There came a great news for gamers like me, who wish to Play each and every game for free (or at reasonable price Sometimes) in terms of #EpicGamesStore, which recently got huge attention from the gamers after its announcement of making the dominant GTA V for free. 

If you are a Gamer, and wasn't aware of that, no problem. ! Just go to this link, sign up and download the GTA V Premium Edition for free.

There were new rumors that is circulating on different social medias like reddit about what epic Games store has in its store for next. If rumors are believed to be true, here is the games that Epic games store is going to launch in May and June this year.


Grand Theft Auto 5 -  Released today/already



Civilization VI - Coming May 21



Borderlands The handsome collection - May 28



Ark Survival Evolved - June 4



That's it ? No! there is also a another rumor that Wither 3 might be also on the cards, and it was the one that was actually scheduled before GTA 5. So, you can expect that Soon, if you are lucky.

As usual, a disclaimer for you, "Download before their Website Crashes"!

-Hope it is helpful.