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Old 07-17-2019, 03:07 PM   #1
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Kali GUI refuses to boot on an 920m laptop


After installing Kali linux on my laptop the system refuses to boot the gui.
It just shows a sold white underscore (_) in the top left corner.
I can get into tty and try to boot mdk3 from there but nothing happens.
If left alone after a while the screen goes completely black.
I have had the system on this laptop before without any problems.
I am using the latest release of kali 2019.2
I am using a "Legacy" boot option tho I am also capable of using UEFI but with UEFI the laptop shows no OS installed.

Any help would be appreciated. I have been dealing with this issue for a few days now!
Thanks!
 
Old 07-17-2019, 07:01 PM   #2
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Have you read this: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ad-4175614092/

ALso, have you read this: https://www.linuxquestions.org/linux...Ask_a_Question

You have provided almost no technical information that might bear on the hardware problem, such as the make/model of the computer and of the graphics chipset.

Have you tried booting to a Live CD of something, mounting the / partition, and looking at the log files?
 
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Old 07-17-2019, 07:55 PM   #3
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Md5sum done?
 
Old 07-17-2019, 08:11 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by frankbell View Post
Have you read this: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ad-4175614092/

ALso, have you read this: https://www.linuxquestions.org/linux...Ask_a_Question

You have provided almost no technical information that might bear on the hardware problem, such as the make/model of the computer and of the graphics chipset.

Have you tried booting to a Live CD of something, mounting the / partition, and looking at the log files?
My bad. I should have provided more detailed hardware info. I will do my best to provide as much as possible in this reply.

Model of the laptop I am using:
Acer Aspire E5-532G-P8TK

CPU: Intel Pentium Quad-Core N3700
GPU: nVidia GeForce GT 920M
RAM: 8GB (can't find manufacturer)

I had trouble booting into Kali Linux Live. It good stuck on boot (same as before) however I was able to boot into the most reason version of Tails
Here is a pastebin link to the log file I got.
https://pastebin.com/Saei0X1b

Last edited by HiP3X; 07-17-2019 at 08:17 PM.
 
Old 07-17-2019, 08:19 PM   #5
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Md5sum done?
Checked the iso with Power Shell. The hashes match!
 
  


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