6.4. Summary In this section, we discussed various methods to help you find documentation and information about programs and how to find help with problems you may encounter. We took a look at man and info pages and the apropos and info commands. We discussed bug trackers, provided some tips on how to search for and submit good bug reports, and provided some tips to help you figure out who owns the program or project in question. Summary Tips: Before you can understand what is really going on when there is a problem, you need to know the theoretical role played by each program involved inRead More →

6.3. Filing a Good Bug Report If all of your efforts to resolve a problem fail, it is possible that the problem is due to a bug in the program. In this case, the problem may have resulted in a bug report. You can search for bug reports to find a solution to your problem but let's take a look at the procedure of reporting a bug to Kali, Debian, or directly to the upstream developers so you understand the process should you need to submit your own report. The goal of a bug report is to provide enough information so that the developers or maintainersRead More →

6.2. Kali Linux Communities There are many Kali Linux communities around the world using many different tools to communicate (forums and social networks, for example). In this section, we will only present two official Kali Linux communities. 6.2.1. Web Forums on forums.kali.org The official community forums for the Kali Linux project are located at forums.kali.org. Like every web-based forum, you must create an account to be able to post and the system remembers what posts you have already seen, making it easy to follow conversations on a regular basis. Before posting, you should read the forum rules: http://docs.kali.org/community/kali-linux-community-forums We won't copy them here but it is worthRead More →

No matter how many years of experience you have, there is no doubt that—sooner or later—you will encounter a problem. Solving that problem is then often a matter of understanding it and then taking advantage of various resources to find a solution or work-around. In this chapter, we will discuss the various information sources available and discuss the best strategies for finding the help you need or the solution to a problem you might be facing. We will also take you on a tour of some of the Kali Linux community resources available, including the web forums and Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel. Lastly, weRead More →