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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0004994||Kali Linux||[All Projects] General Bug||public||2018-09-17 09:22||2018-12-17 17:42|
|Priority||normal||Severity||minor||Reproducibility||have not tried|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||2019.1|
|Summary||0004994: Gnome may require entropy (Slow login)|
|Description||There has been talk (both internal & external) of Kali being ‘slow’ when logging in. (when using GNOME)|
```VM feels slow at some points and it takes some time to enter after the credentials.```
@maiki believes the issue relates to not having enough random data. So installing `haveged` should fix the issue.
```It turns out that the VM needs some entropy to start so you can either click like a crazy (or press the keyboard like :cat_typing: ) or install that package.```
Installing haveged is really trivial, the only question is where to put that dependency. Are all the problematic VM built with debian-installer from the live image?
Is this issue specific to images with a desktop or does it apply to other kind of images too?
In the former case, we might want to add the dependency to kali-desktop-common". In the latter case, maybe "kali-linux" is better suited.
Is this a similar problem with kali light 64?
After entering username and password for login
it can take up to 5.5 minutes (timeout?) to show the desktop.
This has been happening some time after W12.
It happens on all my laptops, Toshiba, Dell, HP...
If I jiggle the mouse it will go to desktop quickly.
I tried installing 'haveged' it had no effect.
I experience a SLOW login too, have for a while... BUT not anything close to 5.5 minutes, more around 35-60 seconds. I just never found it to be TOO extreme to mention.
||It's happend to me too, since I updated my kernel to 4.17, It's very slow to login, but when I changed kernel version to 4.16, there was no such problem.|
||I uploaded a new version of kali-meta (2019.1.1) that adds haveged as a dependency to kali-desktop-common and to kali-linux. This should fix any issue related to entropy on official images that we build.|
||Interesting read about this problem on the Debian side: https://daniel-lange.com/archives/152-Openssh-taking-minutes-to-become-available,-booting-takes-half-an-hour-...-because-your-server-waits-for-a-few-bytes-of-randomness.html|
|2018-09-17 09:22||g0tmi1k||New Issue|
|2018-09-17 09:29||rhertzog||Note Added: 0009736|
|2018-09-17 09:29||rhertzog||Assigned To||=> rhertzog|
|2018-09-17 09:29||rhertzog||Status||new => assigned|
|2018-09-17 12:32||g0tmi1k||Summary||Open-VM-Tools may require entropy (Slow login) => Gnome may require entropy (Slow login)|
|2018-09-20 05:31||broomdodger||Note Added: 0009751|
|2018-09-20 06:34||atdtphreaker||Note Added: 0009752|
|2018-09-20 14:35||lwczzhiwu||Note Added: 0009754|
|2018-11-23 10:22||rhertzog||Status||assigned => resolved|
|2018-11-23 10:22||rhertzog||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2018-11-23 10:22||rhertzog||Fixed in Version||=> 2019.1|
|2018-11-23 10:22||rhertzog||Note Added: 0009972|
|2018-12-17 17:41||rhertzog||Note Added: 0010111|
|2018-12-17 17:42||rhertzog||Relationship added||related to 0005124|