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Thread: Customize the Kali Desktop KDE, Gnome, Mate, XFCE, LXDE, e17, etc

  1. #31
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    I've been trying to build a few custom Kali ISOs with various alternate desktops. I've used the following command to do so, having made no modifications to the stock live-build-config setup downloaded from the git.kali.org:

    ./build.sh --distribution sana --variant kde --verbose

    The above command worked awesome. When I installed Kali from the generated ISO, a text based Login: prompt appeared for about 2 second, then it disappeared and I was greeted by the KDE GUI Login prompt. KDE seemed to work great.

    When I tried to build and ISO with the --variant mate, --variant i3wm, or --variant e17 commands, it did not work so well. I installed Kali from the generated ISOs, but upon first boot of the installed OS, all I got was the text login prompt. Even if I logged in, no graphical desktop loaded. Arn't they supposed to load automatically like Gnome and KDE do? Any suggestions as to what I might try to fix this?

    Thanks,
    Riddick

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    I used the --variant mate option, got the text login prompt, and as soon as I logged in, the mate desktop loaded. I would also like to automate it.

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    This happens because a display manager is not installed -- at least for the MATE variant. An easy fix is attached. It logs you in automatically and starts X.
    Attachments Pending Approval Attachments Pending Approval

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    I'm looking to customize the background for a gnome build. I've tried placing the wallpaper into /includes.chroot/usr/share/images/kali-wallpaper_1920x1080.png with no success. It works great for the xfce build however.

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    how to install mate on kali 32 bit?
    Last edited by hcq; 2016-09-18 at 04:11 PM.

  6. #36
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    I tried to make an 32 bit LXDE Kali Linux (as an iso) ... but while downloading he said that some packages were missing. Is there any way to still get a 32 bit LXDE Kali?

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    can you give more details on what is missing? log, error message, anything that could help us, because for now i could only say, install the missing package :-P

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    "Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    [2017-02-13 21:09:20] lb config
    P: Executing auto/config script.
    [2017-02-13 21:09:21] lb config noauto --distribution kali-rolling --debian-installer-distribution kali-rolling --archive-areas main contrib non-free --debootstrap-options --keyring=/usr/share/keyrings/kali-archive-keyring.gpg --keyring-packages kali-archive-keyring --updates false --backports false --source false --firmware-binary true --firmware-chroot true --mirror-bootstrap http://archive.kali.org/kali --mirror-debian-installer http://archive.kali.org/kali --mirror-binary http://http.kali.org/kali --iso-application Kali Linux --iso-publisher Kali --iso-volume Kali Live --linux-packages linux-image --memtest memtest86 --bootappend-live boot=live components splash username=root hostname=kali --bootappend-live-failsafe boot=live components username=root hostname=kali memtest noapic noapm nodma nomce nolapic nomodeset nosmp nosplash vga=normal --security false --debian-installer live --linux-flavours 486
    P: Updating config tree for a debian/kali-rolling/i386 system
    P: Symlinking hooks...
    Can't build rch image on i386 system."

    First, I tried it on a 64Bit Kali, thats why it doesn't work BEFORE I asked the question here. Now its on a 32 Bit Kali and it still doesn't seems to work.

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