i've got tor on my slackware and its working:
bash-5.0# /etc/rc.d/rc.tor start
Raising maximum number of filedescriptors (ulimit -n) to 32768...
Starting Tor...Aug 15 19:45:00.263 [notice] Tor 0.4.3.5 running on Linux with Libevent 2.1.11-stable, OpenSSL 1.1.1d, Zlib 1.2.11, Liblzma 5.2.4, and Libzstd 1.4.4.
Aug 15 19:45:00.263 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at https://www.torproject.org/download/download#warning
Aug 15 19:45:00.265 [notice] Read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc".
Aug 15 19:45:00.274 [notice] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050
Aug 15 19:45:00.274 [notice] Opened Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050
also are you talking about kali bare metal install or virtual ?
but there is Tor and there is Tor browser ,which one are you talking about