I've just installed Kali Linux 2016.1. The installation was successful at first, the Grub worked normally.

But after that, quite often, when I boot I can't see the Grub screen, after a few seconds, I automatically enter the login screen of Linux, but half of the screen was static and become grayer and grayer, when I enter the root user and password, it's still login, but the screen now was fuzzing up and becomes grayer and grayer and I can't do anything with this.

I can't even access the BIOS (the words "Press ESC to enter BIOS", which normally appear when I start computer doesn't show up).

Sometimes I can enter Grub normally, but when I use Kali Linux, sometimes, a black screen appears in a second and then it returns to the normal screen.

I tried to search, but doesn't find any suitable solution.

I'm using HP Elitebook 8460.


Since GNOME 3.16, GNOME Shell themes are now stored binary files (gresource). You can find steps in ArchWiki under Autostarting applications with GDM


I was experiencing this same issue. I was able to resolve it by disabling the nouveau drivers.

Create a file /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf and paste the following lines:

blacklist nouveau
options nouveau modeset=0
options nouveau.modeset=0

source: http://www.adonespitogo.com/articles/installing-nvidia-on-kali-2.0/

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