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Old 03-20-2016, 03:57 PM   #1
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GUI ? Desktop disappeared in Kali Linux

I have the latest kali linux live on 8gb USB stick
All was working fine when suddenly the desktop disappeared
I can still run from commands but i want the desktop back
It would be much quicker to just create the bootable USB disk again but I will then delete all my files (don't have many but some I dont wish to lose) I have no idea how to access them
Incidentally If I boot into live mode as opposed to persistence the desktop is still there
Old 03-20-2016, 05:29 PM   #2
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You can access the file on the Kali usb by booting another Linux system and inserting the usb drive and mounting the drive if it is not accessible under the /media directory. You can then copy them to your other Linux system. You don't give much information so we don't know what you have available.
Old 03-20-2016, 05:50 PM   #3
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When I fire up the bootable USB kali I get into the main grub menu where I have the various options - kali live, persistence, etc....if I boot into live I have the desktop but if I boot into persistence I just get to the auto login big terminal. The cntrl+Alt+f7 does not bring up the desktop nor does startx. I have no idea what has happened to cause this & just wondered if there was a way to get it back....seems like creating a new bootable USB is going to be the answer
On that note is 8gb USB sufficient

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