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    Question Screen freeze when logging off or shutting down KALI (USB booted system)

    Hi there,
    My first post, but I will go straight to the point
    My setup:
    • Persistant USB booted Kali machine with LUKS encryption
    • BIOS set to legacy (UEFI not able to boot up)
    • graphic card: GTX 765M
    • CPU: 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
    • USB: SanDisk Ultra CZ48 16GB USB 3.0

    The problem:
    When shutting down or logging of, the screen just freezes and nothing happens.
    Unfortunately I can't give more details then:
    • shutting down: USB drive LED not blinking
    • logging off: USB drive LED blinking occasionally

    1. Is it a videocard issue?
    2. How do I debug this? (booting with certain flags maybe?)
    3. Anyone having the same issue?

    All feedback is welcome!
    Thank you in advance!

    I can provide a video of the problem if needed

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    Bitola, Macedonia
    Try pressing escape when it is frozen to see the shutdown commands behind the splash screen, or remove "quiet splash" from this line in etc/default/grub GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

    You can do this by editing the etc/default/grub file

    gedit etc/default/grub - make the edit so it looks like this GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=""

    If you had other parameters between the "" you can leave them in the line then update grub with typing update-grub in Terminal

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    Hi there,
    My first post too, but i will go straight to the point too

    i have the same problem.
    I did what stevo4 suggested.
    When i try to shutdown the computer (via gui or with shutdown, reboot) the gui freezes and i can't press anything. Only thing that helps is so press my powerbutton. But that corrupted my installation and i had to reinstall (tried several solutions by now and had to reinstall several times :'D )

    I'm running Kali 64bit on my old HP pavilion dv7 just for testing purpose. Kali runs fine until i try to reboot/shutdown the system.

    lsb_release -a
    Distributor ID: Kali
    Description: Kali GNU/Linux 2.0
    Release: 2.0
    Codename: sana

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