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Kali: icons gone, being logged out of account


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#1 Jenlyn2600

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:36 PM

hey y'all. Fingers crossed someone knows Debian. I'm super new to it and teaching myself, so this is basically my injury source of help. 
I've taken several pics of the booting process, I think that will help more than my explanations, but I'll try. 

It was FINE. I used it all day yesterday. I updated Kali, fooled around with a couple tools, and just...you know, used it. No questionable downloads, no traumatic injury. I power it on this morning and am presentes with a menu that allows me to boot normally or into rescue mode. When I proceed with a regular boot I get an i/o error, something about recovering a journal? The first pic is that screen.

It sits there for a few... Less than a minute I guess, than the login screen. There is no icon for either user account. I log in normally. My desktop is devoid of life. This is the 2nd and 3rd pics.

Setting and Accounts will not open. I can open Terminal and Firefox for about 20 seconds. Than I am logged out.

I can log right back in, and it's the same the second time.

I attempted to run the rescue console, but I had no idea what to do or if that was even the right place to be.

There haven't been a whole lot of things in my life that have made me feel dumb...but this is surely doing just that.

If anyone knows how to fix this, please help... And also eli5,so I can learn and not just blindly type along with instructions.

Thank you all so so much.

OK. So it won't let me attach all the pictures. I'll add replies with them... I hope that's alright?

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#2 MadmanRB

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:40 PM

Eh Kali isnt really for a newcomer to linux but we can help the best we can.


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#3 Jenlyn2600

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:48 PM

Ive always been a jump in head first kind of girl. I'm also fairly bright and on the whole I'm not too bad with tech. I know I'll figure it out. It's rough not having any backup though.
I started getting into data forensics and santouku and Kali both came highly recommended. I just picked Kali.

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:50 PM

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Yes it's fine to post the pictures.

EDIT: Too late. :)

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:51 PM

The uploaded limited my upload bandwidth, not the final file size... Maybe it's wonky cause mobile? Either way, I hope the imgur links don't rifle any feathers.

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:53 PM

Ive always been a jump in head first kind of girl. I'm also fairly bright and on the whole I'm not too bad with tech. I know I'll figure it out. It's rough not having any backup though.
I started getting into data forensics and santouku and Kali both came highly recommended. I just picked Kali.

http://m.imgur.com/Jj4Kmjs
http://m.imgur.com/7Sz0r2A

http://m.imgur.com/k6OaG0O

 

The uploaded limited my upload bandwidth, not the final file size... Maybe it's wonky cause mobile? Either way, I hope the imgur links don't rifle any feathers.

 

 

Its all good.

But yes its possible that a update borked your system when you were out.

Seemls like a disk issue though, did you shout your computer down properly last time?


Edited by MadmanRB, 11 February 2017 - 03:54 PM.

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#7 Jenlyn2600

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:56 PM

Sure, possible... But likely? Is there a way to roll back the update to find out?
Additionally, the update was the first thing I did yesterday, and I got a full day of perfect behavior afterwards.
There are no graphics. The desktop image, lock screen pic, icons, account pictures, the little graphics for Wi-Fi and power menu... All gone. It's so weird.

Edit: yep, always do, except the rare time when I let the battery drain. But this wasn't one of those occasions.
Is it possible the drive is just crapping out?

Edited by Jenlyn2600, 11 February 2017 - 03:58 PM.





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