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Kali Desktop Environments Installation and Removal
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## XFCE Desktop ##
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# How to install XFCE Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:
Code:
```apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base xfce4 xfce4-places-plugin xfce4-goodies```
# How to remove XFCE in Kali Linux:
Code:
apt-get remove xfce4 xfce4-places-plugin xfce4-goodies
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## KDE Desktop ##
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# How to install KDE Plasma Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:
Code:
apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base kde-plasma-desktop
# How to install Netbook KDE Plasma Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:
Code:
apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base kde-plasma-netbook
# How to install Standard Debian selected packages and frameworks in Kali Linux:
Code:
apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base kde-standard
# How to install KDE Full Install in Kali Linux:
Code:
apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base kde-full
# How to remove KDE on Kali Linux:
Code:
apt-get remove kde-plasma-desktop kde-plasma-netbook kde-standard
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## LXDE Desktop ##
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# How to install LXDE Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:
Code:
apt-get install lxde-core lxde kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base
# How to remove LXDE on Kali Linux:
Code:
apt-get remove lxde-core lxde
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## GNOME Desktop ##
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# How to install GNOME on Kali Linux:
Code:
apt-get install gnome-core kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base
# How to remove GNOME on Kali Linux:
Code:
apt-get remove gnome-core
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## Cinnamon Desktop ##
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# How to install Cinnamon Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:
Code:
apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base cinnamon
# How to remove Cinnamon Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:
Code:
apt-get remove cinnamon
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## MATE Desktop ##
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# How to install MATE Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:
Code:
echo "deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/debian wheezy main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list && apt-get update
Code:
apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install mate-archive-keyring
# This installs the base packages
Code:
apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base mate-core
# Or this to install mate-core and more extras
Code:
apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base mate-desktop-environment
# Or this to install mate-core + mate-desktop-environment and even more extras.
Code:
apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base mate-desktop-environment-extra
# How to remove MATE Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:
Code:
apt-get remove mate-core
Now the only problem is MATE doesn't show the nice Kali Linux Menu. Fix posted by Silver Moon
To fix this edit the following file.
Code:
leafpad /etc/xdg/menus/mate-applications.menu
In the file go down to the section named Internet and add the following line
HTML Code:
<!-- Kali Linux Menu -->
<MergeFile type="path">applications-merged/kali-applications.menu</MergeFile>
So it should look something like this
HTML Code:
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<!-- Internet -->
<Menu>
<Name>Internet</Name>
<Directory>mate-network.directory</Directory>
<Include>
<And>
<Category>Network</Category>
</And>
</Include>
</Menu> <!-- End Internet -->
<!-- Kali Linux -->
<MergeFile type="path">applications-merged/kali-applications.menu</MergeFile>
.....
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