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harryc1127 05-01-2015 08:32 PM

Kali Linux on Acer Aspire E3-122
 
Ive made a bootable usb of Kali linux and verified the image. It installs all fine but when I get past the login screen it hangs, I can move the cursor for about 10 seconds then it freezes. However When i boot off the usb in live mode everything works fine. Any solutions to why this is?

John VV 05-01-2015 10:03 PM

is this a optimus CPU/GPU laptop ?
if so you need to use bumblebee

for the best help
register on the Kali forum
http://forums.kali.org/
and ask for help there , Kali is a special purpose OS
built for really ONLY one use

harryc1127 05-01-2015 10:21 PM

i dont know what optimus is sorry, the cpu is intel celeron N2840 the exact e3-112-C2YE. ive registered on kali linux but they never sent me an activation email and ive contacted the admin but no response. Im going into cyber security MSC and want to penetration test my network etc to learn

ardvark71 05-02-2015 02:02 AM

Hi Harry...

Welcome to the forum :)

Here is an explanation of Nvidia's optimus technology and here is the Bumblebee project's homepage. :)

It does appear Bumblebee is included in Kali's repositories....if we can get your system to stay working past login. ;)

If your version of Kali is 1.1.0, I also found this instruction guide.

Regards...

harryc1127 05-02-2015 02:27 AM

Hi,

Nope its not an optimus laptop, its a cheap low end 11" notebook.

ardvark71 05-02-2015 02:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harryc1127 (Post 5356537)
Nope its not an optimus laptop, its a cheap low end 11" notebook.

Ok, try entering this command at boot....

Code:

nomodeset
and see if that works. :)

Regards...

harryc1127 05-02-2015 03:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ardvark71 (Post 5356541)
Ok, try entering this command at boot....

Code:

nomodeset
and see if that works. :)

Regards...

When you say boot, you mean when im on the login page or before? how would I go about entering that command?

ardvark71 05-02-2015 05:00 PM

Hi...

Sorry, in Kali's case, I don't really know. Perhaps someone on here can help you with that. Using "nomodeset" may work but I'm not sure, I'm not entirely convinced this is a graphics issue. :(

EDIT: You could try pressing the E key at the GRUB menu, then go to the entry that has the kernel options and remove the word "quiet" and replace it with "nomodeset." Please use at your own risk! I'm not sure if the changes made here are permanent and the results may require more work and "know how" to undo.

Regards...

harryc1127 05-03-2015 02:21 PM

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Hi,

I just tried the nomodeset command and it doesn't work, still the same problem :/

Edit here is what the partitions look like and an error code when its all finished installing

ardvark71 05-03-2015 05:35 PM

Hi Harry...

Can this same problem be reproduced with other distributions, say Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, etc., as examples? :confused:

Regards...

harryc1127 05-03-2015 05:41 PM

nope, ubuntu installs perfectly fine, no driver issues or gfx issues either.

ardvark71 05-04-2015 02:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harryc1127 (Post 5357236)
nope, ubuntu installs perfectly fine, no driver issues or gfx issues either.

Hmm, I'm not sure what to suggest at this point. Hopefully, someone can come along and give you further assistance (or perhaps you can somehow get onboard the Kali forum,) but for right now, if Ubuntu, or another distribution, works without issue, then you might want stick with that.

Regards...


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