2017-09-23 00:15 UTC

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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0004221Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2017-09-10 00:47
ReporterSjoerder 
Assigned Torhertzog 
PrioritynormalSeveritytweakReproducibilityalways
StatusresolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Versionkali-dev 
Target Version2017.2Fixed in Version2017.2 
Summary0004221: Bare desktop without menu after installing kali-lxde
DescriptionI installed kali LXDE. After logging in, I get a bare desktop without any menu. This makes it pretty hard to start other programs.

I tried both kali-weekly W35 and kali-daily of today. I installed it on a VM using VMware.
Steps To Reproduce1. Install kali-lxde from ISO.
2. Log in to the new installation.

Expected: lxpanel to be running and a menu at the bottom of the screen.
Actual: bare desktop.
Additional Information# ps aux | grep lx
root 670 1.0 0.6 415900 24188 ? Ssl 14:27 0:00 lxqt-session
root 728 0.2 0.5 413452 23260 ? Sl 14:27 0:00 lxqt-notificat
root 729 0.2 0.6 586536 25148 ? Sl 14:27 0:00 lxqt-policykit
root 827 2.3 0.5 306832 21476 pts/0 Ssl+ 14:28 0:00 lxterminal
root 839 0.0 0.0 12860 1012 pts/1 S+ 14:28 0:00 grep lx

A workaround to start anything on your empty desktop:
1. Right click the desktop.
2. Create New -> Blank File.
3. Right click the new file.
4. Open with... Gvim
5. Type ":!lxterminal" to start lxterminal.

Then, you can create an ".xsession" file in your homedir with the commands to start after login, such as "lxpanel".
Attached Files

-Relationships
has duplicate 0004134closedrhertzog kali lxde W32 amd64 no taskbar, no desktop icons, no menus 
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-Notes

~0007241

Sjoerder (reporter)

The desktop shown is facilitated by pcmanfm-qt. If I kill pcmanfm-qt, the desktop background changes and now you can start programs by right-clicking the desktop.

~0007242

broomdodger (reporter)

I reported the same on 2017-08-06
0004134: kali lxde W32 amd64 no taskbar, no desktop icons, no menus

~0007243

dookie (administrator)

Confirmed the behaviour in the newest weekly (W36) and killing pcmanfm-qt does bring the desktop back to life.

In addition, it seems the locale is set to Afar - Djibouti by default.

~0007269

rhertzog (administrator)

So the problem boils down to the fact that pcmanfm (part of LXDE) incorrectly pulls in parts of LXQt and we get a mix of both at the end... and it's not working well.

I filed this on the Debian side: https://bugs.debian.org/874657 and in the mean time I uploaded a new kali-desktop-lxde (2017.2.1) which pull lxpolkit first so that the pcmanfm dependency on polkit-1-auth-agent is already satisfied and it doesn't pull LXQt anymore.

~0007270

rhertzog (administrator)

We should be able to check on tomorrow's daily image if the problem is fixed.

~0007276

broomdodger (reporter)

daily image 09-Sep-2017
kali-linux-lxde-rolling-amd64.iso

login to lxde desktop seems fixed

~0007278

rhertzog (administrator)

Thanks for confirming, closing the ticket.
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-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-09-04 12:32 Sjoerder New Issue
2017-09-04 13:05 Sjoerder Note Added: 0007241
2017-09-04 14:11 broomdodger Note Added: 0007242
2017-09-04 14:26 dookie Note Added: 0007243
2017-09-04 14:54 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog
2017-09-04 14:54 rhertzog Status new => assigned
2017-09-05 14:08 rhertzog Target Version => 2017.2
2017-09-08 14:05 rhertzog Note Added: 0007269
2017-09-08 14:06 rhertzog Note Added: 0007270
2017-09-08 14:07 rhertzog Relationship added has duplicate 0004134
2017-09-09 12:13 broomdodger Note Added: 0007276
2017-09-09 20:53 rhertzog Status assigned => resolved
2017-09-09 20:53 rhertzog Resolution open => fixed
2017-09-09 20:53 rhertzog Fixed in Version => 2017.2
2017-09-09 20:53 rhertzog Note Added: 0007278
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