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0008632Kali LinuxKali Package Bugpublic2024-04-16 15:49
Reporter0xgreyhound Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status newResolutionopen 
Summary0008632: No Nvidia support for Debian 13 freeze after grub

There is no Nvidia support for Debian 13 which latest Kali upgrade will upgrade to, meaning after grub your screen will freeze. This is a pretty weird error that noone considered that Nvidia needs drivers for ex getting GPU fans spinning.. Im running Nvidia GTX1050ti and cant get my fans to spin. Please fix this issue. Kernel in use kali-6.9.9-amd64




2024-02-14 20:08

reporter   ~0018914

The freeze is ofcourse if you install any Nvidia Drivers. ATM all i can do is run it without using my fans.



2024-02-15 18:28

manager   ~0018919

Can you please add more detail on how to reproduce this issue? So far, we have not seen anyone able to reproduce it.



2024-02-26 02:20

reporter   ~0018941

The issue happen for me too.

The steps are

  1. First i have Geforce RTX 3060
  2. I used the last image 2023.4
  3. I try to simple install with gnome on X11
  4. The installed are well, when i reboot the computer canĀ“t boot, in my case i have a black screen and keyboard does not respond.

Another important thing:

  • I repeat the process, but i used the live cd for install and works well, but the driver nouveau not working. In this case i need to change driver for de factory. For these i do blacklist on nouveau and remove all nvidia packages. After i install factory driver and works well.

For Finish 2 problems in my view

The default driver not working, in my case Geforce RTX 3060
For some reason the live CD works better installed only (not hang on boot)



2024-03-04 09:04

manager   ~0018985

We released Kali 2024.1 last week, so if anyone has time, it would help to try it out, and confirm that the issue is still present with Kali 2024.1. Thanks in advance.



2024-03-06 11:46

reporter   ~0019003

Yes the issue was solved on 2024.1

Fresh install or apt-get full-upgrade solve this issue. If they can't format boot on rescue mode and run full-upgrade



2024-03-19 13:59

reporter   ~0019053

Last edited: 2024-03-19 16:17

Cant find that on Nvidias page Debian 13 would have support and its still running Debian 13? Or is it a work around? Im afraid of having a black screen/hang after grub again without option to f7 and loose a bunch of work aswell as configs etc again.. If im not this time able to change drivers from chroot and a live usb as i know the issue this time. And will the install from Kalis website work?



2024-03-30 03:32

reporter   ~0019088

Anyone have any updates?



2024-04-06 15:17

reporter   ~0019099

no one?



2024-04-06 15:47

reporter   ~0019100

Tried to install it still doesnt work instant hang/blackscreen after grub... please fix this im frying my GPU...



2024-04-06 21:50

reporter   ~0019112

Not even sure if the Kali team actually knows what is getting reported here (the issue is IMHO quite confusingly written) and even not sure if the Kali team can fix this or if needs to be fixed by Linux Kernel or Nvidia...



2024-04-11 16:29

reporter   ~0019131

Try loading without the splash. I tried I don't know how many different nvidia drivers, only to get the black screen after grub. SInce I've turned off the splash I haven't had any issues.



2024-04-11 16:43

reporter   ~0019132

Last edited: 2024-04-11 16:44

arnaudr, it is still present in 2024.1. I'm running an RTX 2060 Super and I've had a hell of a time getting nvidia drivers installed. If I disable the splash I'm able to login though, no freeze at the black screen. That is with a fresh install and only changes being made are the nvidia drivers.



2024-04-11 19:11

reporter   ~0019133

Anyone considered that this could be an issue in the Nvidia drivers which is probably not maintained by the Kali team and as such out of their control?



2024-04-11 20:38

reporter   ~0019134

All I know is that I'm not having any issues after removing the splash at login and that there seems to be an issue between Kali and any nvidia drivers. I know I tried numerous nvidia drivers and they all gave me pretty much the same trouble. I know I didn't even think about installing drivers when I first installed Kali. It wasn't until I realized the constant lightDM crashes I was experiencing was caused by the nouveau drivers or kernel module that came with the Kali install.



2024-04-16 13:48

reporter   ~0019151

Last edited: 2024-04-16 14:07

What do you mean with the splash @pBear? Well why would they do such a stupid update by changing to Debian 13 from 12 as thats the issue Nvidia says on its page it only support up to 12 if they haven update in couple weeks. This leaves almost 30% of users left for dead. Only way im able to login (found after lots of trial and error) is using recovery mode from advanced options then it loads a prompt which im reffered from to normal login screen. Im also using UEFI and "newer" based CPU and GPU could be that the error doesnt exist on older hardware.

edit: in /etc/default/grub or in /etc/default/grub.d/kali-themes.cfg? did you just comment out the 3 last bash lines in the .cfg file?
edit2 (for Kali team): seems like theres something with grub then?
edit3: according to gpt3 i should remove GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet" in /etc/default/grub, but i already have GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUXDEFAULT="quiet" and it still hangs after grub with a frozen "".

Do you think you could share your /etc/default/grub.d/kali-themes.cfg and /etc/default/grub @pBear?

Mine look like this, /etc/default/grub.d/kali-themes.cfg:

#Try to force a 16x9 mode first, then 16x10, then default
#Add splash option to enable plymouth
if ! echo "$GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT" | grep -q splash; then


#If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
#For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
#info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian

#If your computer has multiple operating systems installed, then you
#probably want to run os-prober. However, if your computer is a host
#for guest OSes installed via LVM or raw disk devices, running
#os-prober can cause damage to those guest OSes as it mounts
#filesystems to look for things.

#Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
#This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
#the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)

#Uncomment to disable graphical terminal

#The resolution used on graphical terminal
#note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
#you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'

#Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux

#Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries

#Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"

I believe the error is here but burther info would be good:
if ! echo "$GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT" | grep -q splash; then



2024-04-16 15:49

reporter   ~0019152

Update, tried to edit kali-themes.cfg to:
#Try to force a 16x9 mode first, then 16x10, then default
#Add splash option to enable plymouth

Aswell as commenting it out but neither worked. Still same _ hang. Also looks like Nvidia have added some support for Debian 13/"sid"

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2024-02-14 20:07 0xgreyhound New Issue
2024-02-14 20:08 0xgreyhound Note Added: 0018914
2024-02-15 18:28 Gamb1t Note Added: 0018919
2024-02-16 22:31 KALIDSLIMAN Issue cloned: 0008635
2024-02-26 02:20 vinibr Note Added: 0018941
2024-03-04 09:04 arnaudr Note Added: 0018985
2024-03-06 11:46 vinibr Note Added: 0019003
2024-03-19 13:59 0xgreyhound Note Added: 0019053
2024-03-19 16:16 0xgreyhound Note Edited: 0019053
2024-03-19 16:17 0xgreyhound Note Edited: 0019053
2024-03-30 03:32 0xgreyhound Note Added: 0019088
2024-04-06 15:17 0xgreyhound Note Added: 0019099
2024-04-06 15:47 0xgreyhound Note Added: 0019100
2024-04-06 21:50 kali-bugreport Note Added: 0019112
2024-04-11 16:29 pBear Note Added: 0019131
2024-04-11 16:43 pBear Note Added: 0019132
2024-04-11 16:44 pBear Note Edited: 0019132
2024-04-11 19:11 kali-bugreport Note Added: 0019133
2024-04-11 20:38 pBear Note Added: 0019134
2024-04-16 13:48 0xgreyhound Note Added: 0019151
2024-04-16 13:52 0xgreyhound Note Edited: 0019151
2024-04-16 13:54 0xgreyhound Note Edited: 0019151
2024-04-16 13:55 0xgreyhound Note Edited: 0019151
2024-04-16 13:55 0xgreyhound Note Edited: 0019151
2024-04-16 13:55 0xgreyhound Note Edited: 0019151
2024-04-16 13:58 0xgreyhound Note Edited: 0019151
2024-04-16 14:00 0xgreyhound Note Edited: 0019151
2024-04-16 14:03 0xgreyhound Note Edited: 0019151
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