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I'm using KALI fresh install.

Linux kali 5.2.0-kali2-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 5.2.9-2kali1 (2019-08-22) i686 GNU/Linux

I created a user using

useradd akkilah

Then i added this user to sudo group

usermod -aG sudo akkilah

for this user its fine to login through tty or Terminal su but i cant log in through GUI , when i check the Auth.log I found what is below. I added below loges cause it maybe helpfull but i dont know what i can make from it

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Moreover, through my research on the internet, I found that this is maybe related to permission of the /home/akkilah folder, so I try to give it full permission, it showed me that it went successful but no permission change see loges below

root@kali:/home# ls -ltr

total 4

drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf 4096 Nov 28 16:47 akkilah

root@kali:/home# chmod -v 777 akkilah

mode of 'akkilah' changed from 0770 (rwxrwx---) to 0777 (rwxrwxrwx)

root@kali:/home# ls -ltr

total 4

drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf 4096 Nov 28 16:47 akkilah

Moreover I tryied to change the owner of the home folder with chown command, and even it give me successful run, but the owner didnt actually change .. see below

root@kali:/home# chown -v akkilah akkilah

changed ownership of 'akkilah' from root to akkilah

root@kali:/home# ls -ltr

total 4

drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf 4096 Nov 28 16:47 akkilah

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    Reminder that chmod 777 is a bad idea in almost any case. But as this is Kali, this is probably the least of your worries.
    – Panki
    Nov 29, 2019 at 8:38
  • @Panki I knew its a bad idea, but i just want to know if the permission for /home/akkilah is really the one causing the issue or not ? and can you explain a bit ( or give me a hint ) about your last sentence ( But as this is Kali, this is probably the least of your worries ) thanks alot for reply
    – Akkilah
    Nov 29, 2019 at 10:14
  • The directory should be owned by akkilah. Use chown to set this and try again.
    – Panki
    Nov 29, 2019 at 11:34
  • @Panki i run the command , but it showed me it ran successful whoever the owner did not change. see the question i just edit it
    – Akkilah
    Nov 29, 2019 at 13:55
  • Are you still logged in from a different session? Are you running the chown commands from a terminal when you're logged in via GUI?
    – eblock
    Nov 29, 2019 at 14:37

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Okay , I fixed finally thanks for all foxes who help me out .

its turn out I have two issue integrated in one.

  • to fix the GUI issue , i had to make the user own his home directory .obviously!
  • 2nd issue that I was unable to change the owner of the home directory (/home/akkilah)

its turn out that when i tried to make a share folder in VirtualBox, I choosed my home directory, which resulted the Virtual-box mounting my the home directory to share folder. which, caused me not to be able to change the owner , so the Soulation solution was .

  1. umount my home drive umount /home/akkilah
  2. change the owner of the directory chown akkilah /home/akkilah

after that every thing work like a charm

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