Sunday, October 4, 2015

Kali 2 and MATE windows manager

When I first installed K2 in a vm it ran ungodly slow. It of course was GNOME eating resources like a hog so I decided to use something a little lighter. After some messing around I settled on MATE.

Install MATE:

apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-core

To set it as system default windows manager use this command
echo mate-session > /root/.xsession
Now just reboot and log back in. You should be dumped to the mate desktop and your Kali install should be running much smoother :)