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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0004012||Kali Linux||[All Projects] General Bug||public||2017-05-12 19:11||2020-12-01 10:48|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0004012: Kali 2017.1 update breaks gui login|
|Description||I updated this morning performing an apt-get update, upgrade, dist-upgrade. After the dist-upgrade was complete there were no errors, I rebooted the system. Once the system rebooted I was presented with the grey screen but no login prompt. |
I performed a ctrl-alt F2 and got to the console, where I was able to log in with my credential.
I have tried several solutions from the community but none have worked.
I would prefer not to have to reinstall kali from scratch
|Steps To Reproduce||Apt-get update|
Just did a fresh Install of Kali 2017.1, then I performed an update, upgrade and dist-upgrade. All went well, no errors reported. I rebooted and I got the same results.
I pressed ctrl-alt-F2 and got to the console, logged in, and ran the command dkpg --configure -a. It returned to the command prompt no output.
Last thing in the terminal window I saw before I reboot was Setting up Kali-linux-full (2017.2.0)
||Are you sure the install media was OK? Seems to be OK for me. Anything in dmesg or error logs?|
||I'm experiencing the same issue.|
try the weekly update:
||Just preformed an apt-get upgrade and then an apt-get dist-upgrade. The item from the dist-upgrade was setting up Kali-Linux-full (7.2.0). I rebooted and got the same issue again.|
Nothing in dmesg or logs.
I am downloading the latest image from http://cdimage.kali.org/kali-images/kali-weekly/ I will load that on my system and see what happens.
I will post results once I have it installed.
Which Kali version from:
Are you checking the SHA256SUMS after download?
Do ONLY update and upgrade.
I use kali-linux-light-2017-W20-amd64.iso with no problem on many different machines.
I am using the amd64 iso.
I wrote out a bunch of error messages and then went to submit and there was an error on the site.
Here is what I'm getting.
Loaded kali-linux-2017-W20-amd64 on to a usb drive and booted the live version. It automatically logged in and I get only the background screen no menus or dock. I can right click and get a limited window.
There are no errors in dmesg but the syslog has errors with the following:
gnome-settings failed to grab acdcelerator
Please attach a file with all the messages from "journalctl". A description of a problem that is not reproducible on all machines is not really helpful without log messages.
What video card are you using?
Does it work if you try out a non-GNOME image?
I have the grey screen without login prompt only with kernel 4.9.25-1kali1 and only my laptop (Thinkpad) is "closed", on its dock with an external screen.
It's already reported in Debian:
||I also have a Thinkpad 430 in a dock with the lid closed and an external monitor. The kernel version I have is 4.9.18-kali1.|
||I had a similar issue but may be unrelated. I have an older compaq presario. When I upgraded to the 4.9 kernel (a few months ago) I couldn't login at all. Downgrading to 4.7 kernel fixed the problem. I have a celeron chip not amd though.|
I performed an apt-get dist-upgrade today with my laptop out of the dock and all seemed to work well. Rebooted and I got the login prompt. I docked the laptop in the dock and just saw the background, I typed in my username and password and it logged me, but I only see the background no icons or tools bars.
Fixed by using the following work around.
Add this line to /etc/default/grub
saved the file then ran update-grub then shutdown and docked the laptop. WHen I powered up the loptop I was presented with the login prompt and I was able to log in.
Everything is working well.
A "work around" is not a resolution. So no, this hasn't been resolved.
||we updated the linux kernel: the new version 4.11.6 fixed this issue for me.|
Kernel update fixed issue for me as well.
|2017-05-12 19:11||darkmatter||New Issue|
|2017-05-12 21:16||darkmatter||Note Added: 0006675|
|2017-05-12 22:48||Senni||Note Added: 0006677|
|2017-05-15 22:48||atdtphreaker||Note Added: 0006690|
|2017-05-15 23:13||broomdodger||Note Added: 0006692|
|2017-05-18 19:22||darkmatter||Note Added: 0006719|
|2017-05-18 19:26||darkmatter||Note Added: 0006720|
|2017-05-18 19:40||broomdodger||Note Added: 0006721|
|2017-05-18 20:34||darkmatter||Note Added: 0006722|
|2017-05-19 06:59||rhertzog||Assigned To||=> rhertzog|
|2017-05-19 06:59||rhertzog||Status||new => feedback|
|2017-05-19 06:59||rhertzog||Note Added: 0006725|
|2017-05-30 12:51||sbrun||Note Added: 0006773|
|2017-05-30 17:12||darkmatter||Note Added: 0006778|
|2017-05-30 17:12||darkmatter||Status||feedback => assigned|
|2017-06-04 22:21||aeloian5||Note Added: 0006788|
|2017-08-09 22:21||darkmatter||Note Added: 0006982|
|2017-08-09 22:55||atdtphreaker||Note Added: 0006983|
|2017-08-11 18:36||sbrun||Note Added: 0006984|
|2017-08-11 23:47||atdtphreaker||Note Added: 0006987|
|2017-08-12 09:52||rhertzog||Status||assigned => resolved|
|2017-08-12 09:52||rhertzog||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2017-08-12 09:52||rhertzog||Note Added: 0006989|
|2020-12-01 10:48||g0tmi1k||Priority||high => normal|