I have configured Kicksecure & Whonix VMs in KM, Whonix networking worked fine, but Kicksecure does not seem to have working network access, using the default network. sdwdate and apt-get or anything internet related do not work.
I followed installation documentation exactly as described and utilizing the KVM-Whonix documentation for the steps that were lacking on kicksecure docs.
I think I read in the development forum that networking is not complete in kicksecure for kvm so if it is not suppose to be working you are free to delete this thread I was just under the impression that networking would be working already.
Update: That was working on Manjaro, however using a minimal debian install (no desktop environment or default system tools from netinst) and then installing kicksecure-cli I get no networking in kvm kicksecure or whonix.
What I’ve tried so far:
Installing and enabling the default ufw
Installing proprietary network card driver
sudo apt-get install ebtables iptables dnsmasq
Installing the latest versions of kvm kicksecure & whonix
Is the ‘default’ network running? Check that it is.
Also if that fails, make sure you install all the needed packages listed on the wiki even though they depend on a GUI. I haven’t tested Kicksecure on a headless system. There is only one kicksecure version for KVM that can be used headlessly like Whonix.
To clarify, my host operating system is debian/kicksecure distro morphed together, during the debian installation i used the netinst and installed with no extras (no desktop environment or default system tools) however I installed the dependencies for everything I needed after, including a window manager and xorg.
When I installed kicksecure I used this command as per the wiki page:
However, again to clarify in KVM I am running the regular GUI version of whonix & kicksecure vms. Neither of them are making a network connection in the vm, upon booting the kicksecure vm for example I get the “network disconnected” error msg popping up and on whonix I get an endless 2% whonixcheck status.
I find that it takes a few minutes after booting for the host to connect to the internet, which is not normal on other distros, however after a few minutes I can connect and I only tested these VMs once it was working.
If there are any tests you’d like me to run or logs to show I’ll do it but I’d appreciate warning if any of the logs will have sensitive contents.
This issue where the network takes a few minutes to function on the host was also present the last time I distromorph installed kicksecure, and if I recall correctly I’ve never gotten the vms networking to work on a kicksecure host like this, but last install I couldn’t even boot the vms for reasons that I’ve since fixed.
I’m not sure if this is a problem with the kicksecure installation method or if it’s related to my hardware, vms worked fine on other distros on this hardware though.
When I tried to remove kicksecure-network-conf I noticed it was not even installed, so I installed it.
The following additional packages will be installed:
crda dnscrypt-proxy iw libjansson4 libjim0.77 libmbim-glib4 libmbim-proxy
libmm-glib0 libndp0 libnl-genl-3-200 libnm0 libqmi-glib5 libqmi-proxy
libteamdctl0 modemmanager network-manager ppp usb-modeswitch
usb-modeswitch-data wireless-regdb wpasupplicant
resolvconf libteam-utils comgt wvdial wpagui libengine-pkcs11-openssl
The following NEW packages will be installed:
crda dnscrypt-proxy iw kicksecure-network-conf libjansson4 libjim0.77
libmbim-glib4 libmbim-proxy libmm-glib0 libndp0 libnl-genl-3-200 libnm0
libqmi-glib5 libqmi-proxy libteamdctl0 modemmanager network-manager ppp
usb-modeswitch usb-modeswitch-data wireless-regdb wpasupplicant
0 upgraded, 22 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,365 kB/10.6 MB of archives.
After this operation, 37.6 MB of additional disk space will be used.
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Rebooted, tested, still didn’t work.
Purged kicksecure-network-conf and rebooted to try again.