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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0005090Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2019-01-07 09:13
ReporterASGRAssigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version2018.4 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005090: GUI login screen fails to launch after selecting OS and resorts to text mode
DescriptionInstalled Kali onto a GPT formatted partition table on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 2nd Gen.
Process of installing went smoothly with no errors.
Selected the OS and the boot process went as expected.
At the point where the GUI login is supposed to lauch, it fails and I'm presented with the text login instead.
This has continuously happened for 6 installation attempts.
I've recreated the installation media with no change in the outcome.
However, it does eventually launch during text login or some time after logging in via text mode.

Link to post on forum:
https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?42564-2018-4-KDE-Login-screen-fails-to-launch-GUI-Stuck-in-text-mode

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Kyong

2019-01-07 09:13

reporter   ~0010170

I have the same problem with new installations. I was trying only Kali KDE installation media because I use only KDE but it the problem is same after every new installation. It started, I think, since installation media 2018.1. GUI login was starting normally when installing from older media. It looks just like bug with the installation media cause my older installation still works fine after upgrading and installation from 2018.1, 2018.2, 2018.3 and 2018.4 has the above described behavior even after upgrading the installed system.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-11-11 01:16 ASGR New Issue
2019-01-07 09:13 Kyong Note Added: 0010170