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Old 02-22-2019, 02:45 AM   #1
cantForget5
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Unhappy I canít shutdown my Kali Linux


Iím quiet new at Kali Linux and want to learn it. I saw many answers that say ďKali is for users that have already can use itĒ, but how to learn Kali without Kali, so I started to learn it. At first I downloaded an *.iso file and installed it on virtual box (version of Kali standard, non-special version for vb). All working good, shutdowning too. But when I installed it on my flash, it canít to shut down or reboot, the system hangs. Who can help me.

Some information if you need: laptop acer nitro 5, two videocards: integrated video card Intel UHD graphics and discrete video cars Nvidia GTX 1050 TI. Intel core i7-8700H, Windows 10 x64. Flash USB Kingston data traveler swifl 64gb, first file system FAT32, *.iso Kali amd64 2019.1, installed on flash drive by rufus.
 
Old 02-22-2019, 07:08 AM   #2
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Kali is a distribution solely designed for penetration testing of networks.

The inventors of it expected that people who would use it would also have good Linux experience. Therefore being new with Linux is going to make things more difficult for you.

1. I'm not sure it's really a problem that it doesn't shut down. It is a live distribution running off of a USB stick. It isn't modified and runs the same everytime you boot it. Therefore not shutting down properly doesn't seem to be a big problem in my mind.

2. Consider why you're trying that one out. Are you looking to learn Linux? Looking to learn penetration testing? Or did you just hear about it and decide to try it?

Perhaps consider a different distribution first to learn a lot about Linux, and then determine if Kali is something you wish to learn more about.
 
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:18 AM   #3
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It may be the standard version of Kali uses Gnome and the login manager for Gnome (GDM) has some issues shutting down sometimes. That has been my experience when running Gnome and GDM on a Debian platform - GDM hangs on shutdwon and it takes several minutes for the system to shut down. It has to do with GDM and systemd, but I don't know what the solution to it is. Not saying that is your issue, just my experience.

IMHO, I have no idea why the folks at Kali offered Gnome as the standard install. Personally, if you are going to learn Kali, I'd grab the LXDE version and install that. So much lighter, and the UI is really irrelevant in Kali because you are using it for the tools, not the UI.

My .02.
 
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:39 AM   #4
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I saw many answers that say “Kali is for users that have already can use it”
It's not for users who already know Kali. It's for users who are experienced with Linux and penetration testing.

Did you try poweroff, or halt, or shutdown -h to shut it down? What happens when you do?
 
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:12 AM   #5
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Iím quiet new at Kali Linux and want to learn it. I saw many answers that say ďKali is for users that have already can use itĒ, but how to learn Kali without Kali, so I started to learn it.
You don't 'learn Kali'...you learn LINUX. Kali is a specialized version of Linux, nothing more. ANY distro of Linux (Mint, Ubuntu, etc.), can all have the same settings applied, modules loaded, and tools and utilities configured on them. The only difference is that Kali comes with them, that's all. Their own website tells you explicitly that it's for security testing only, and NOT to be used as a daily use desktop.
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At first I downloaded an *.iso file and installed it on virtual box (version of Kali standard, non-special version for vb). All working good, shutdowning too. But when I installed it on my flash, it canít to shut down or reboot, the system hangs. Who can help me.

Some information if you need: laptop acer nitro 5, two videocards: integrated video card Intel UHD graphics and discrete video cars Nvidia GTX 1050 TI. Intel core i7-8700H, Windows 10 x64. Flash USB Kingston data traveler swifl 64gb, first file system FAT32, *.iso Kali amd64 2019.1, installed on flash drive by rufus.
If you're running Windows 10, you can easily load VirtualBox and run Linux under it. Do NOT run Kali until you actually know Linux first. Running Linux in a virtual system will let you get used to things, without risking problems you don't have the skills to fix right now. After a while, you can easily dual-boot your system and go even further.
 
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:37 AM   #6
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i have the same problem i have lenovo ideapad520 corei7-8550U with Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620 & NVIDIA GeForce MX150
i used kali before and back track from long time with acer laptop and old one i never face this problem, i have been searching for a week and i am pretty sure that this problem caused from nvidia anybody can help ?
i try every thing found on the internet about solving this problem but nothing works for me i can't reboot or shutdown also trying to setup parrot facing the same problem any linux distro casing the same problem with this NVIDIA GeForce MX150 card
 
  


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