How to install gnome as desktop Environment on kali linux Latest version and How to set gnome as default desktop environment in Kali Latest version.

How to install gnome desktop environment on Kali Linux latest version and how to set gnome desktop environment as default desktop environment in Kali linux? a question i got from several blog readers needs to answered fast, as the number of people who contacted for the issue keeps on increasing as we still have gnome fans (including me)and people who don't want to use default xfce๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ(Just kidding, everyone knows its fast than others)!

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Though I replied to most of them by guiding the steps i know, as most of them are still facing issues and users asking that question keeps on increasing, I decided to write a separate post for this. So, if you are the one who wants to know how to install gnome desktop environment on latest version of kali linux or just want to set it to default i hope this guide will be helpful for you.

But, if you are a new user, and want to know about gnome i recommend you to visit their official site for more information. 

Here we go..

How to install gnome desktop Environments in Kali Linux Latest version 2020

1) Makesure you are connected to internet.

2) Open terminal

You can find terminal by pressing Windows/Super key and typing terminal

3) Type the following command 

sudo apt update && sudo apt install kali-desktop-gnome

4) Hit enter.

That's it. It will download and will install the gnome desktop environment wait for sometime. Depending on the nearest server your OS it will take time. Don't worry I will cover the other popular question "how to increase download speed for updating Kali linux" on our upcoming post as well.

5) It will ask you to choose default display Manager select gnome on it.

That's it. 

Restart your system and you will see an option to switch the desktop environments on the lock screen, you can switch from there.


However, you can also run command and set it as default, for that.


How to set gnome as default desktop environment in kali linux latest version.


1) Open terminal again 

You can find terminal by pressing Windows/Super key and typing terminal or continue on the same terminal if it was not closed Your wish๐Ÿ˜‡

2) Type the following command 

sudo update-alternatives --config x-session-manager

3) Hit enter.

Now, it will show something like There are 4 or 3(depending on the environments you have) choices for the alternative x-session-manager (providing /usr/bin/x-session-manager) and with * highlighted on it.




Enter the gnome's number and hit enter.

Restart your system.

Now, you can see Gnome as default desktop environment.

Enjoy:)

Remember, every master is once a beginner who refused to give up!! So, keep learning and breaking.

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