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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0006614||Kali Linux||Tool Upgrade Request||public||2020-08-01 04:22||2020-12-01 10:50|
|Priority||normal||Severity||minor||Reproducibility||have not tried|
|Summary||0006614: "Cycle Multiple Monitors" feature gives black screen for all screen when it's activated - After dist-upgrade is executed|
I Just update & upgrade my kali, everything went well until I did "dist-upgrade". when I enable "Cycle Multiple Monitors" from vmware all screens become black , when I get back to single screen it works only for one screen which is the normal behavior.
I made some tests and I found this happen only when I dist-upgrade my kali. even on a fresh kali vm x64
My Current kali version
kali@kali:~/Desktop$ uname -a
|Steps To Reproduce|
kali@kali:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
I am seeing the same issue with Kali in VMWare, trying to use dual displays. A single display seems to be working fine.
I, too, am experiencing the same issue.
Below is a description of the setup that is experiencing the issue.
Monitor 0000001: Laptop screen @ 1920x1080
Historically, using VMWare Workstation (v15.5.6), I have been able to run the Kali image on any combination of the monitors that I needed to. After updating to the latest version (see below for the actual Kali version information), I am no longer able to do this. As reported, I just receive black screens when I attempt to run the Kali image on monitor #2 and monitor #3.
Here are the combinations that I have tried:
Kali Version Information (before update & working):
Kali Version Information (after update w/ black screens):
Package Differences between the two versions:
So I did a little more digging on this issue...
In full disclosure, I have changed the hardware compatibility in VMWare from the default (virtualhw.version = "8") to the latest (virtualhw.version = "16") and this is where the issue manifests, with the latest updates applied.
The workaround that we discovered is to change this back to Workstation 10.x compatibility (virtualhw.version = "10"). While its not a fix, it is a workaround.
To manually downgrade a VM, below are the steps that I took:
A word of caution - this is probably not an approved methodology for changing this setting. Use this with caution.
|2020-08-01 04:22||KaliLinux_user||New Issue|
|2020-08-01 04:22||KaliLinux_user||Status||new => assigned|
|2020-08-01 04:22||KaliLinux_user||Assigned To||=> sbrun|
|2020-08-03 09:32||sbrun||Assigned To||sbrun =>|
|2020-08-03 18:33||martinzirkle||Note Added: 0013172|
|2020-08-04 14:00||ekobelski||Note Added: 0013193|
|2020-08-12 13:43||ekobelski||Note Added: 0013272|
|2020-12-01 10:48||g0tmi1k||Priority||high => normal|
|2020-12-01 10:50||g0tmi1k||Severity||crash => minor|
|2021-05-31 13:37||rhertzog||Category||Tool Upgrade => Tool Upgrade Request|