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I upgraded Kali to Rolling Release today and the install went smoothly until I restarted after the installation.

It took about 2 hours to get from the login screen to the desktop. The screen is now frozen and my icons are missing from my dock. But the mouse and keyboard still work.

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Try to boot to maintenance mode or non-graphical login (probably by appending "3" to the kernel line), and try to update this way (if it was a hiccup, fixes might be available by now).

If not, you could look at the logs to see what went wrong (and report it).

  • I am able to get in to the non GUI mode and have full root access unfortunately this being my only computer the only way I will be able to display logs is via an image.... Let me know what your looking for specifically and I will post it – Aaron Doe Jan 27 '16 at 12:27
  • Logs are text files, they predate GUIs by decades... – vonbrand Jan 27 '16 at 12:30
  • I understand that I have no way of exporting the text file – Aaron Doe Jan 27 '16 at 12:57
  • ok so ive managed to acces my desktop using my old 4.0.0 kernel.... what log file do you want?? – Aaron Doe Jan 27 '16 at 13:42

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