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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0005090Kali LinuxGeneral Bugpublic2019-09-04 12:36
ReporterASGR Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status closedResolutionopen 
Product Version2018.4 
Summary0005090: GUI login screen fails to launch after selecting OS and resorts to text mode

Installed 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.

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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.



2019-09-04 12:36

administrator   ~0010996

Due to the age of the OS (Kali Moto [v1], Kali Safi [v2], Kali Rolling <= 2018.4), these legacy versions are no longer supported.
We will be closing this ticket due to inactivity.

Please could you see if you are able to replicate this issue with the latest version of Kali Linux -

If you are still facing the same problem, feel free to re-open the ticket. If you choose to do this, could you provide more information to the issue you are facing, and also give information about your setup?
For more information, please read:

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-11-11 01:16 ASGR New Issue
2019-01-07 09:13 Kyong Note Added: 0010170
2019-09-04 12:36 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0010996
2019-09-04 12:36 g0tmi1k Status new => closed