Problem installing vlc player or other software

Rishikumaren

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Hye guys. I recently changed from Windows to kali Linux. I am trying to install vlc player and this error keeps coming. By the way I am new to this forum and I am sorry if I have mistakenly posted.
 

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Condobloke

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G'day Rishikumaren, and Welcome to linux.org

Why did you choose Kali Linux ?....something to do with learning hacking ?
 

Condobloke

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KALI....(for the uninitiated)

Kali Linux is preinstalled with over 600 penetration-testing programs, including nmap (a port scanner), Wireshark (a packet analyzer), John the Ripper (a password cracker), Aircrack-ng (a software suite for penetration-testing wireless LANs), Burp suite and OWASP ZAP (both web application security scanners). Kali Linux can run natively when installed on a computer's hard disk, can be booted from a live CD or live USB, or it can run within a virtual machine. It is a supported platform of the Metasploit Project's Metasploit Framework, a tool for developing and executing security exploits.
 

Tolkem

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Hye guys. I recently changed from Windows to kali Linux. I am trying to install vlc player and this error keeps coming. By the way I am new to this forum and I am sorry if I have mistakenly posted.
First, welcome to the forum. Now, what do you get when you run
Code:
apt-get update
do you get any errors? run that command and post the output please. Also, I would suggest that you try a more friendly distro like Linux Lite, Ubuntu, Mint, MX-Linux unless of course you have your own reasons for chossing Kali, in any case if it's learning some hacking you could just do that by installing Ubuntu + virtualbox and then create a Kali VM, that way you'll save yourself form some time and frustration.

Hope this helps! :)
 

Rishikumaren

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G'day Rishikumaren, and Welcome to linux.org

Why did you choose Kali Linux ?....something to do with learning hacking ?
Yes. I recently find out that i can do hacking with this Kali Linux.
I tried your suggestion but still not working


[email protected]:~# apt-get update
E: Type 'deb.src' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list
E: The list of sources could not be read.
[email protected]:~#

The same error keeps coming. This prevents me from installing any other software such as word , power point , excel. I need to borrow my friends laptop which is windows and finish my assingnments . Guys i seriously need your help. This is kind of a critical situation!!!!
 

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Peer

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I started to install only tar.gz packages.
But at some point I realized that I just don't need Kali.
 

Condobloke

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""But at some point I realized that I just don't need Kali.""

Now, there is a mature decision.
 

Rishikumaren

New Member
I dont understand. As far as i know with kali linux only you can do the hacking stuffs.
I started to install only tar.gz packages.
But at some point I realized that I just don't need Kali.
I dont understand. As far as i know with kali linux only you can do the hacking stuffs. Is there any other way to do the hacking ?
 

Tolkem

Active Member
[email protected]:~# apt-get update
E: Type 'deb.src' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list
E: The list of sources could not be read.
[email protected]:~#
Looks like the problem is here /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list So editing that file should solve it, open a terminal and type
Code:
nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list
and edit the file commenting, that is, type the "#" symbol in front of the line that reads deb.src then run again
Code:
apt-get update
If the update process goes well then you should be able to install software. Also, I'd suggest to run
Code:
apt-get upgrade
right after updating sources, and then once it is completed and kali gets fully updated & upgraded proceed to install vlc or any ther app you want/need.

I dont understand. As far as i know with kali linux only you can do the hacking stuffs. Is there any other way to do the hacking ?
Not quite true. You can install any distro you like and then install "hacking" and/or penetration tools i.e nmap, wireshark, aircrack ... just like @Peer said you can do this "hacking stuff" just in any Linux distro of your choice.

Hope this helps! :)
 

Vrai

Active Member
Looks like the problem is here /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list So editing that file should solve it, open a terminal and type
Code:
nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list
and edit the file commenting, that is, type the "#" symbol in front of the line that reads deb.src then run again
Code:
apt-get update
If the update process goes well then you should be able to install software. Also, I'd suggest to run
Code:
apt-get upgrade
right after updating sources, and then once it is completed and kali gets fully updated & upgraded proceed to install vlc or any ther app you want/need.



Not quite true. You can install any distro you like and then install "hacking" and/or penetration tools i.e nmap, wireshark, aircrack ... just like @Peer said you can do this "hacking stuff" just in any Linux distro of your choice.

Hope this helps! :)
My thoughts exactly also @Tolkem
 

Rishikumaren

New Member
Yes thank you guys. The nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list did worked out for me.By the way i am using KALI GNU/Linux Rolling.Once again thanks for the help to all of you. Now i have a new problem which is i could only connect my linux laptop to my penasonic tv via hdmi cable about 30 minutes only. At first i thought there was a loose cable or something but after that is not the problem

Laptop : Kali GNU/Linux Rolling
: 5.3Gib
:AMD® A6-1450 apu with radeon(tm) hd graphics × 4
: 3.3.4.1 Gnome

TV : Penasonic 62 inch

Cable : Hdmi to Hdmi cable
 

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Rishikumaren

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Looks like the problem is here /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list So editing that file should solve it, open a terminal and type
Code:
nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list
and edit the file commenting, that is, type the "#" symbol in front of the line that reads deb.src then run again
Code:
apt-get update
If the update process goes well then you should be able to install software. Also, I'd suggest to run
Code:
apt-get upgrade
right after updating sources, and then once it is completed and kali gets fully updated & upgraded proceed to install vlc or any ther app you want/need.



Not quite true. You can install any distro you like and then install "hacking" and/or penetration tools i.e nmap, wireshark, aircrack ... just like @Peer said you can do this "hacking stuff" just in any Linux distro of your choice.

Hope this helps! :)
Thanks for the suggestion.But I already have my kali linux installed in my laptop.Furthermore i am getting used to it. Except the hdmi cable thing.It is quite wierd because everything works fine for 30 minutes then both my tv and laptop goes blank
 

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