I just installed Kali Linux MATE 2019.2 into VMware, and it boots in console mode.
Q: Is this the standard behavior of Kali or has something gone wrong in my setup?
I can start the GUI by typing
startx and it works perfectly, but I'd prefer to boot directly into GUI.
Q: How can I reconfigure Kali Linux to start with the GUI before the logon?
This is not a duplicate of the various "why my distribution suddenly stopped to boot to GUI" questions:
- This is a fresh install: even at the first boot it didn't boot to GUI (apart from the graphical installer).
- I certainly don't want to just add
startxto a user script. I want the GUI to start before the login, and get the graphical logon screen (i.e. the "display manager").