I've just installed Kali on an old 32bit Sony Vaio laptop I have hanging around.

The install seems to have succeeded in that I can use CTL-ALT-F2 to get to a command line, but I have no desktop. Googling around has shown me a few pages where other users are seeing the same issue. i.e. I am not seeing a graphical login form and when the machine finishes booting, I have to log in via the command prompt as described above.

These pages suggest that the users were experiencing issues with NVIDIA display drivers not being loaded. However, my laptop isn't using an NVIDIA graphics card as far as I can tell.

The command:

lspci | grep -i vga
Shows me that I have -

VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945/GMS, 943/940 GML. Express Graphics Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
The kernel driver in use is - i915, same for kernel modules.

Can anyone tell me if they think this is the issue, or if I need to look elsewhere for the source of the problem? If it is, can anyone tell me how to update the driver?

Any help much appreciated.