Tuesday, 18 August 2015

[Quick-Fix] Kali 1.1 to Kali 2.0 update bug

A few hours ago I just tried to do a upgrade of my Kali 1.1.0 to the new and beautiful looking Kali 2.0 with the apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade way. The result was as terrible as I had expected. A complete crash with only message.
Oh no! Something has gone wrong.
A problem has occurred and the system can't recover.
Please log out and try again.
A terrible feeling when the grey page looks at your face and your head says to you,
"hah you should have rather done a fresh install and wasted 10 hours from your life taking a backup and reformatting your LVM encrypted system."

Here is a small bypass for all the folks who are just going to wait for the guys behind Kali to fix this issue, just like me.

Ok firstly open the below file in an editor
root@kali:~# nano /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf

Now add the following two lines. These enable the system to auto log into the non-root user after booting up. I still haven't completed the debugging process and hence am not able to give the exact reason for this error.
AutomaticLoginEnable = true
AutomaticLogin = <Non-root Username>

Enabling automatic login into root user is not recommended, also it will not work for root user.