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  1. #1
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    not being able to login as root through GUI

    hello folks,

    i have installed kali linux 2020 as a virtual machine, i have set up root account and i can login it using shell after logging in to the basic user and then switching to root account using text mode. but the issue is i cant login in as root using gui on login screen, it never accepts the password for the root but the same password works when i use text mode. kindly somebody help please.

    thanks

  2. #2
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    Root login disabled in latest Kali updates. If you want root login then do

    apt install kali-root-login

  3. #3
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    I can log in as root. I just did passwd root then made a password. Im using 2020.1b XFCE lightdm

  4. #4
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    Hello, I will try my luck in this topic...
    I'm trying to change from kali user to root user
    I'm using sudo su command and then I'm ask for pass (default is kali - I'm also logining in with that pass)
    What i receive is: "kali is not in the sudoers file"
    I'm not able to edit sudoers file.

    Any idea what to try?

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thiviyan View Post
    Root login disabled in latest Kali updates. If you want root login then do

    apt install kali-root-login
    Thank you, that fixed the issue I had!!

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