Connecting to the internet in terminal with Network Manager (nmcli)

Have you ever been in a position where your GUI just needs work done or some complicated thing came up denying you access to the Network Manager icon or the GUI in general? It’s one of those times you really wish you have wicd installed on your machine, but most people are given Network Manager to start off. Fear Not network manager is actually pretty easy when you know what your doing with it.

Step 1.

Type the command : nmcli dev wifi

Returns :

Step 2.
The network I wanted to connect to was 2WIRE316
Type the command : nmcli dev wifi connect 2WIRE316 password shhmypassword
                                 nmcli dev wifi connect <SSID> password <YOUPASSWORD>
Give it a few and when you see the terminal is ready for input again you are online.
I hope this helps you out, needless to say, it did for me.

Keep xterm open after running a command

If you want to keep xterm open after it has run a command, it’s actually a lot easier then you think.

Just a -hold option remember -e is always the last option

Example of what it usually does:

xterm -e cat * Dropbox/

Example of keeping the xterm open after execution: (Click the windows X to close)

xterm -hold -e cat * Dropbox/

Update: Install (Force) Kali Linux on an EFI based system

Requirements to install:

Hardware –

Thumb Drive
Your EFI/UEFI System
An Internet connection

Software –

Kali Linux ISO – Linux Distrobution ISO (64 bit image)
Rufus – Application (Used to place and create Bootable USB)

Step 1.

Download Kali Linux ISO

Step 2.

Plug in your USB drive

Step 3.

Download and run Rufus

Step 4.

In Rufus select the thumb drive and the Kali Linux ISO and let it format and place Kali onto your thumb drive (Make some hot coco, coffee or something this process takes atleast 5 min)

Step 5.

Open your Thumb drive in explorer

Step 6.

EFI.tar.gz – Download this, Extract and copy to thumb drive
                               -this will place /EFI/BOOT with 3 req files inside the directory

Step 7.

Reboot the system pressing esc to choose what efi partition to boot and select your thumb drive and you good to go.

—————————————————— Various Tips and Hints —————————-

Internet connection is required during install process

It downloads the grub efi packagess

Disable Secure Boot in Bios

Usually del or f1 while computer is booting, find it and turn it off. That is an idea Microsoft came up with and surprise surprise make linux installation more complicated

WiFi Drivers are not always recognized

I recommend a hard line(Ethernet Connection) till you have it installed

Video of this how to to prevent confusion: (Still original how-to’s video)