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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0006386Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2020-10-08 10:15
Reportermubaraq Assigned Todaniruiz  
Status closedResolutionunable to reproduce 
Product Version2020.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006386: black screen showing after upgrading the new version.
Descriptionblack screen showing after upgrading the new version.
Steps To Reproduceusing terminal by coding
Additional Informationnothing



2020-05-15 19:43


kali.png (16,100 bytes)
kali.png (16,100 bytes)


2020-05-17 09:40

reporter   ~0012799

i'm also facing this problem


2020-05-22 02:21

reporter   ~0012816

I have a similar problem but was never booted into the desktop GUI. Mine is only showing a black screen although the mouse pointer is vaguely visible when I move it (Screen.PNG)
Running it on VMware Workstation and was done as an upgrade from 2020.1

Trying to access the TTY via CTRL+ALT+F keys did not work. I had to boot to recovery mode to be able to access the prompt and from there issue an init 3 to be logged via tty1.
Tried running startxfce4 or startx resulted in an error (Error.PNG)

Screen.PNG (8,153 bytes)
Screen.PNG (8,153 bytes)
Error.PNG (77,367 bytes)
Error.PNG (77,367 bytes)


2020-05-22 02:31

reporter   ~0012817

Kindly ignore my comment. For some unknown reasons my VM restarted itself and did not complete the upgrade?
I ran an apt-get upgrade and told me that I had some additional components to be upgraded.
After that I was able to boot into the desktop.


2020-05-23 09:20

developer   ~0012823

For some reason xfdesktop isn't properly working for you
Try restarting it from the terminal with `xfdesktop -R & disown`

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-05-15 19:43 mubaraq New Issue
2020-05-15 19:43 mubaraq File Added: kali.png
2020-05-17 09:40 Ender_Man Note Added: 0012799
2020-05-22 02:21 skarn File Added: Screen.PNG
2020-05-22 02:21 skarn File Added: Error.PNG
2020-05-22 02:21 skarn Note Added: 0012816
2020-05-22 02:31 skarn Note Added: 0012817
2020-05-23 09:00 daniruiz Assigned To => daniruiz
2020-05-23 09:00 daniruiz Status new => assigned
2020-05-23 09:20 daniruiz Note Added: 0012823
2020-10-08 10:15 daniruiz Status assigned => closed
2020-10-08 10:15 daniruiz Resolution open => unable to reproduce