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Old 08-20-2017, 03:32 PM   #1
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Terminal not opening on kali linux live usb persistence


I ran apt-get update && apt-get upgrade doing the regular update then i shut down kali linux then i opened kali linux again but when i press on the terminal i doesn't open it shows that it is opening but then nothing happens with both the terminal and root terminal
 
Old 08-23-2017, 02:03 PM   #2
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I ran apt-get update && apt-get upgrade doing the regular update then i shut down kali linux then i opened kali linux again but when i press on the terminal i doesn't open it shows that it is opening but then nothing happens with both the terminal and root terminal
I just dropped Kali Linux on a spare partition. Your problem is not clear. Please clarify the numbered items.
1: Does it load a kernel and boot?
2: Do you get any errors? What errors?
3. Do you get a console, or some rescue mode, or nothing/blank screen?
4. Does it boot X? What errors? If you have a terminal, what happens when you type 'startx'?
5. Elaborate on what happens when you open Kali linux. Tell us exactly what you see, and any errors you get.
 
Old 10-08-2017, 06:57 PM   #3
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I just dropped Kali Linux on a spare partition. Your problem is not clear. Please clarify the numbered items.
1: Does it load a kernel and boot?
2: Do you get any errors? What errors?
3. Do you get a console, or some rescue mode, or nothing/blank screen?
4. Does it boot X? What errors? If you have a terminal, what happens when you type 'startx'?
5. Elaborate on what happens when you open Kali linux. Tell us exactly what you see, and any errors you get.
I have the same issue. Kali boots up like normal, all other programs work, but when I click on terminal it pops up on top bar and just loads but then closes and no terminal opens. I'm running kali linux live off a usb with persistence. I mounted the persistence drive successfully. I also had no issues when I did the apt-get update but as I did the apt-get upgrade it froze like half way through and I rebooted because it just froze on me. So I am guessing it is because I probably dont have enough memory allocated on my main kali linux boot partition. correct?
 
Old 10-09-2017, 02:33 AM   #4
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bishop, please don't guess and don't say "i have the same problem", esp. when so unclear information was provided in the first place.

please open a new thread with a proper problem description.
 
Old 10-09-2017, 02:38 AM   #5
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I ran apt-get update && apt-get upgrade doing the regular update then i shut down kali linux then i opened kali linux again but when i press on the terminal i doesn't open it shows that it is opening but then nothing happens with both the terminal and root terminal
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I have the same issue. Kali boots up like normal, all other programs work, but when I click on terminal it pops up on top bar and just loads but then closes and no terminal opens. I'm running kali linux live off a usb with persistence. I mounted the persistence drive successfully. I also had no issues when I did the apt-get update but as I did the apt-get upgrade it froze like half way through and I rebooted because it just froze on me. So I am guessing it is because I probably dont have enough memory allocated on my main kali linux boot partition. correct?
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:55 PM   #6
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I am so glad to solve this problem immediatly. And able to talk you how to solve.
I also did apt-get upgrade, but it took so long time, so I forced to power off. And then the terminal did't launch.
And now, what you should do is, push Alt and F2 together, and type "xterm". So you can see something look like terminal. And then, you should type
Code:
 dpkg --configure -a
that's all what you should do. I did this and now I can use terminal
I think the force shutdown makes the dpkg error and in the dpkg, there's gnome-terminal
Good Luck.
 
  


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