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    Logged in, cant do anything.

    Hey guys, im new to kali and only have a few months worth of experience with other linux distributions.

    After installation, i am greeted with a fullscreen, terminal like environment (for the lack of a better word).

    usernamehere login: root
    password: what i set in installation

    worked. BUT i was not greeted by a nice, userfriendly desktop environment after.

    It stayed in this terminal and responded to my log in with only some basic program information:

    " last login mon sep 16 13:32:47 est 2013 on tty1
    linux usernamehere 3.7-trunks-686-pae #1 smp debian 3.7.2-0+kali8 i686

    the programs included with the kali gnu/linux systems are free software;
    the exact distribution terms for each program are decribed in the
    individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

    kali gnu/linux comes with absolutely no warranty, to the extent permitted by applicable law."

    From here, it allows me to type stuff just like in any other terminal window, but, i cant figure out how to get to desktop.

    I decided against installing the debian desktop environment in the installation, is this what's causing this issiue?

    I have no idea.

    Thanks for your help.

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    type "startx" without the quotes and hit enter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friction2600 View Post
    type "startx" without the quotes and hit enter

    What he said, that'll start the graphical interface for you.

    You can also SSH into it by using a client (PuTTy for example.) and you'll see it's almost the same thing with what you used to see.:P (Just offering a tip.) (This is a good guide, I lost my head about 1 hour figuring out stuff )

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    I have same issue like that, so what should I type, Sir?

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    On Kali linux you must type "service gdm3 start" or "/etc/init.d/gdm3 start" ( without the quotes) to start GUI mode, startx not working on Kali...

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