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    Black screen when Installing in graphical mode (dual booting)

    Hi, I have been recently trying to install Kali Linux but when I press Install in graphical mode (From Advanced Options in Kali Boot Menu) it just appears as a black screen. I have taken a look at a person's thread who had the exact same problem: https://forums.kali.org/showthread.p...ck-box-freeze) but the setting he changed didn't affect my laptop so I am not sure what I must do to stop it from giving me a black screen and proceed with my installation.

    My laptop is an HP ProBook 440 G5 with Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and i7 Processor.(From dxdiag) As display I have Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620 and as Render I have NVIDIA GeForce 930MX.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

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    same problem here...
    did u get some solution to this isue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by akela11 View Post
    same problem here...
    did u get some solution to this isue?
    I had same problems while install nvidia drivers. Try
    https://forums.kali.org/showthread.p...mp-amp-hashcat
    easy to start; hard to finish

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    That's Optimus and it's a pain on any Linux. May I suggest installing in text mode then dealing with the driver later on.

    This may be helpful: https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers/Optimus

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    I have a new System76 Oryx Pro and I'm having the same problem. When I try to do a fresh install in Graphical or Text mode I get a black screen (see image below). In Text mode I get a complete black screen except for the small squiggly bit you can see at the top of this image. System76 Oryx Pro does have a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 installed, but I can disable it and run with a native graphic display run from the CPU. I have the same problem using both Nvidia or Intel hardware. Is there a command line way to install Kali?

    BlackScreen.jpg
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

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    This worked for me, Macbook Pro 2010 - NVIDIA MCP89 (GeForce 320M). Instructions taken from here, but below is all I did. Credit to them: https://askubuntu.com/questions/7603...r-blank-screen

    1) Blacklist the modules. Open the blacklist.conf file.
    sudo vi /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    add the following modules to the end of the file:
    blacklist nouveau
    blacklist rivafb
    blacklist nvidiafb
    blacklist rivatv
    Save the file and exit.
    2) Remove all the nvidia* packages (note this didn't do anything for me, but it's recommended. No harm done in running it)
    sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia*
    3) Update the initramfs disk. Mine was configured to load the nouveau drivers. It takes several seconds. Don't reboot or poweroff!
    sudo update-initramfs -u
    4) Reboot

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    museon, Optimus is so bad that instructions that work for a specific GPU model won't always work for another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister_X View Post
    museon, Optimus is so bad that instructions that work for a specific GPU model won't always work for another.
    That?s cool. Just threw out what worked for me.

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