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Old 06-27-2019, 01:44 AM   #1
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Can't login with normal user on Kali linux


One day I decided to fire up Kali Linux and login as my normal user. To my surprise, it went right back to the login screen. I kept trying to login with my user with the correct login info and still it would loop back to the login screen. When I tried the root account it will let me login. I tried creating new users and still, it looped back to the login screen. I tried googling to see if others had this problem. I tried dropping into a shell with cntrl+alt+F1 and I tried the dpkg --configure -a, apt-get update, apt-get upgrade and still it doesn't work to login to normal user. I even tried reinstalling the whole operating system from a live usb and it's STILL doing it. I can only login from the root account. I even tried reinstalling to a different hard drive and it's STILL doing it. I never had this problem before and I don't understand why all of a sudden I can't log into my normal user accounts. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

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Old 06-27-2019, 02:17 AM   #2
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It never ends does it...

Please install a distro that uses normal users by default.

Or learn enough Linux to even be able to provide us with relevant information.
 
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:55 AM   #3
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Learn enough Linux to give you relevant info? Honestly why even bother posting a reply when you can't give relevant information? Thanks...
 
Old 06-27-2019, 03:04 AM   #4
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I'm here for help, not to be "bashed" for my lack of Linux skills.
 
Old 06-27-2019, 03:19 AM   #5
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by DarkUn1x View Post
I'm here for help, not to be "bashed" for my lack of Linux skills.
there are a huge number of posts here from people without technical skills trying to use Kali Linux. It can get a little tedious. The general idea is that if you are posting questions (of a certain type) about Kali Linux, then you probably shouldn't be using it.

Evo2.
 
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Old 06-27-2019, 03:20 AM   #6
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How am I supposed to learn then?
 
Old 06-27-2019, 03:24 AM   #7
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Hi,

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How am I supposed to learn then?
By using a distro that is better suited to new users. Why did you choose Kali Linux?

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Old 06-27-2019, 03:56 AM   #8
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How am I supposed to learn then?
First of all, if you want to use Kali just read what is it at all. Next, if you want to use Kali learn about the features/tools built into it and finally:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...rs-4175633618/
 
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Old 06-27-2019, 06:16 AM   #9
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Whatever, I figured it out myself. Figured there was no home directory for the user so I ran mkhomedir_helper username. Rebooted and it worked. Thanks for all the help guys on switching to a new distro. I'll stick with Kali. Peace.
 
Old 06-27-2019, 06:24 AM   #10
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just one comment on it: you gave no relevant info, there was no chance [for us] to puzzle out the reason.
good luck
 
Old 06-27-2019, 07:33 AM   #11
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Whatever, I figured it out myself. Figured there was no home directory for the user so I ran mkhomedir_helper username. Rebooted and it worked. Thanks for all the help guys on switching to a new distro. I'll stick with Kali. Peace.
Kali isn't meant to be run by a normal user: many of the tools require root. Because Kali is normally run in a virtual environment on a laptop (think red team), the safety of using it with a normal user is irrelevant. You can certainly install it and run as a normal user, but this is not what kali was designed for.

As others have pointed out, we get tons of posts asking how to do something in kali but what many folks fail to realize is kali is a pentest distro and not meant to use on a daily basis except for that specific task.
 
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Old 06-27-2019, 12:22 PM   #12
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OP:
What I wrote is actually in harmony with what Kali developers wrote themselves:
Quote:
Is Kali Linux Right For You?

As the distribution’s developers, you might expect us to recommend that everyone
should be using Kali Linux. The fact of the matter is, however, that Kali is a
Linux distribution specifically geared towards professional penetration testers
and security specialists, and given its unique nature, it is NOT a recommended
distribution if you’re unfamiliar with Linux or are looking for a general-purpose
Linux desktop distribution for development, web design, gaming, etc.

Even for experienced Linux users, Kali can pose some challenges.

(Source)
 
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Old 06-26-2020, 03:40 PM   #13
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Help

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I'm here for help, not to be "bashed" for my lack of Linux skills.
I am with you, if you cant ask questions without getting bashed, what is the point of this site? Usually the people that wont help, don't know.
 
Old 06-26-2020, 03:54 PM   #14
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They reason the responses were they way they were is because people, for whatever reason, try to use Kali Linux as a daily driver when it was designed for anything but. Kali has a singular purpose: pen testing. Maybe people want to appear "l33t" or whatever but they are only creating problems for them selves. In this case, OP never explained why they are using Kali, they just threw out a flippant answer and never responded.

We get dozens of posts like this. There are stickies on the forums when you view at top level that have multiple links to Kali resources. No one appears to read them though, which is their fault, not the people trying to answer questions like this.
 
Old 06-26-2020, 10:37 PM   #15
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Maybe next time

https://www.interfacett.com/blogs/ad...in-kali-linux/

https://esc.sh/blog/how-to-create-ne...ser-with-sudo/
 
  


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