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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0007760Kali LinuxGeneral Bugpublic2023-03-14 10:01
ReporterCeeCodeer Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionopen 
Summary0007760: GUI window taken me to tty error blackscreen

I was in the middle of downloading Nessus when my laptop crashed. After I rebooted the laptop ( macbook) and loaded kali linux from my virtualbox , the screen was in this different format . Black screen saying kali tty1 . I have tried several tips from the net nothing seems to work

Steps To Reproduce

turn on kali linux and then the screen is black . after I log in the screen remains in this format.




2022-06-16 19:55




2022-06-20 16:12

manager   ~0016308

Something broke your desktop during the installation, so kali is only able to load a tty terminal. You can enter there your user and the password and you'll see the shell.
There you can execute the following commands line by line to fix the desktop

sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt update
sudo apt --fix-broken install
sudo apt install -y kali-desktop-xfce
sudo reboot



2023-03-14 10:01

administrator   ~0017653

This report has been filed against an old version of Kali. 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?
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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-06-16 19:55 CeeCodeer New Issue
2022-06-16 19:55 CeeCodeer File Added: Screenshot 2022-06-16 at 20.54.32.png
2022-06-20 16:12 daniruiz Note Added: 0016308
2023-03-14 10:01 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0017653
2023-03-14 10:01 g0tmi1k Status new => closed