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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0008265Kali LinuxKali Package Bugpublic2023-12-07 10:34
ReporterDAV Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionopen 
Product Version2023.1 
Summary0008265: Black screen after screen lock / unlock (randomly)

I run Kali 2023.1 32-bit on IBM ThinkPad X60s with 4 GB RAM and 500 GB HDD and it works fine except:

When I lock the screen and then unlock by entering the UID and PWD, I have randomly a black screen with only the mouse pointer and nothing else.
I can <ctrl>+<alt>+<f1> to open a new session but back to <ctrl>+<alt>+<f7> gives back the same black screen.
Session is running but it is impossible to get back the desktop.
I have to shutdown Kali from <ctrl>+<alt>+<f1> session after login and everything I was doing is lost.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a lot by now for your time and support.

Steps To Reproduce

Power on IBM ThinkPad X60s, start Kali 2023.1 32-bit , log in, lock screen, enter UID + PWD to unlock screen. Randomly, you will get a black screen with just the mouse pointer on the screen.




2023-12-07 10:34

administrator   ~0018690

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
2023-04-15 08:06 DAV New Issue
2023-12-07 10:34 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0018690
2023-12-07 10:34 g0tmi1k Status new => closed