New Guide: Kali Linux on the Raspberry Pi 2 with PiTFT Displays
Since the Pi 2 came out, we’ve seen a lot of requests for help getting the PiTFT to work with Kali Linux. Forum users have done a pretty good job explaining some approaches, but we figured a guide and a build of the kernel with our patches + Kali’s patches would be good:
Kali isn’t intended as a general-purpose desktop OS for end users. Instead, it’s a collection of useful tools for monitoring, exploring, and attacking networks. It comes out of the box with tools like Wireshark, nmap, and Aircrack-ng, and is particularly useful in situations where you just want a disposable machine/installation with some network tools.
Enter the Raspberry Pi: Cheap, portable, low-power, and easy to customize. There’s been a lot of interest in using small ARM boxes like the Pi with Kali, and it’s well-supported by the maintainers.
Since the Raspberry Pi 2 was released, we’ve gotten a series of requests for help with getting PiTFT displays to work with Kali on the Pi 2. This guide explains how to do that, and includes a kernel package built with both our PiTFT configuration and the patches applied for a standard Kali Linux build.
Check it out on the Learning System! And please let me know if you give it a try and run into any complications. Things seem to be working well for me, but I’m not a heavy user of Kali, so it’s always possible I’ve missed something important.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.