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2013-03-22, 01:37
I Installed kali yesterday and everything was running fine.

So today I start installing some programs like:
amd catalyst (by apt-get), oracle-java and some other minor apps.

I also needed to follow this 'guide' (forums.kali.org/showthread.php?78-Restore-Menu) to restore the Kali menu.

Now when I try to access 'System Settings' it start loading but disappears, and when I try to right-click the volume icon and click 'Sound Preferences' nothing happens.

I want to adjust mouse sensitive and disable system sound notifications.
If someone has the same problem, or has some clue on how to solve this I will be grateful.

Thanks and sorry for my bad English.

2013-03-25, 20:26
Searching in google I could find how to get the error code from debbuger, but i can't find anything about it.
This is what i get:

root@kali:~# gdb -q gnome-shell --ex "set logging on" --ex "r"
Reading symbols from /usr/bin/gnome-shell...Reading symbols from /usr/lib/debug/usr/bin/gnome-shell...done.
Copying output to gdb.txt.
Starting program: /usr/bin/gnome-shell
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libthread_db.so.1".

(gnome-shell:5516): Gdk-WARNING **: The program 'gnome-shell' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)'.
(Details: serial 128 error_code 1 request_code 139 minor_code 66)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the GDK_SYNCHRONIZE environment
variable to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

[Inferior 1 (process 5516) exited with code 01]

Thanks again.

2013-03-29, 03:00
Searching in google I could find how to get the error code from debbuger, but i can't find anything about it.
This is what i get:

Thanks again.

I've run into the same bug.

Thinkpad x120e.
AMD E-350 platform. Only happened after instally catalyst drivers.

2013-03-31, 17:00
Hi, I am having the same fault. My Kali does'nt start system settings in the gnome interface. Everything comes try to install official drivers from ATI. Currently I am left with the driver x-org that does not give me a performance to my taste. I think it has been some of the residue of the ATI catalyst that generates the problem

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI M56P [Radeon Mobility X1600]

How could i unistall completely ati catalyst?

I already resolved!!!!

apt-get remove fglrx

with all packages related fglrx

DONE I can open system settings again yuhuuuuu

Sorry for my bad english

2013-04-12, 01:43
I just see the replies today.
Well, thanks for replying, as I suspected it was the ATI driver messing everything.

I just done:
apt-get purge fglrx*
and restore the default xorg.conf in /etc/X11

unfortunately the free xorg drivers don't give me HDMI sound output,
so I changed the settings that i need ( mouse sensitive, disable system alert sound) and them go back for ATI drivers with
apt-get install fglrx*

Its sad that such big companies as AMD give us such buggy drivers.

Thank you, guys.

2013-04-12, 13:26
I would like to recommend this thread, https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?59-AMD-Catalyst-Mobility-Radeon-HD-4670-driver&highlight=amd+video
I know its not the exact same issue, but the drivers are different than the standard ones, and should fix the problems. (It was able to fix several different issues that others where having - be sure to read the entire thread first, as there are some little nuances that might be good to follow)
I hope it helps :)