I just got Kali Linux working on my Macbook Pro (after much laboring). I reinstalled Kali after I wanted to repartition my HD to make it larger. I boot into rEFInd first, and load the bootloader (grub2) - which is placed on the Linux partition (and shows up as an option in rEFInd). I get to the normal grub load screen, select the linux version I want to load, and it begins to boot. At the very end, it tries to get into gdm3 (I think it succeeds) - but the GUI is never loaded - it just goes to command prompt. When I type
gdm3 to try and load gnome - it displays this error:
========================================================= WARNING **: Failed to acquire org.gnome.DisplayManager WARNING **: Could not acquire name; bailing out =========================================================
As I said - I am on a Macbook Pro (this one). Before I reinstalled - I previously had to hit 'e' during the grub menu so that I could add
i915.modeset=0 - or else this problem would happen. But I had it working before (after the fresh install). I don't even think I changed anything - it seems like it just stopped working. I've tried without
i915.modeset=0 and with
i915.modeset=1 - right now the only default command I have is
The thing is, I used this guide (which was meant for a Macbook Air, but worked perfectly with my computer...at least initially) because I was running into all sorts of problems. Finally got it working with that method, and then I must have changed something to break it, but I don't remember changing anything at all. I remembered
update-grub and I even tried
update-initramfs (not sure if that is relevant to the problem).
My Partition Scheme (from OS X):
/dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.1 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 411.6 GB disk0s2 3: EFI 83.6 GB disk0s3 4: Linux Swap 4.0 GB disk0s4
Also, in rEFInd - there is an extra logo representing "Linux on HD" which leads nowhere, I would like to know how to get rid of that as well (and maybe what it thinks it is haha).
To sum it up, I'm trying to get into the GUI for Gnome. Thanks!