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Problem with graphics driver upon boot on Kali Linux (black screen after splash screen, no blinking cursor)

mrpimplotion

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Hello all!
First of all sorry if this might be a bit complex or a not that well formulated question. This is my very first encounter with this forum, and the first time with a Linux outside the VM environment. I have installed Kali Linux on an older drive that was formatted and wiped clean. After a few too many tries, i got it installed on the drive. My issue is now that when i attempt to boot using GRUB, the screen simply turns black after the Kali splash screen, before Kali is loaded. I'm using an amd R9 390 card. Please see attached .txt for all system info.

Using the nomodeset argument i am able to boot into Kali, however there are major screen-tearing issues that i would like to resolve.

I've tried blacklisting both the amdgpu and the radeon kernel seperately. Disabling the radeon driver seemed to stop the os from booting completely with just a blinking white cursor. Both kernels seem to be installed according to the following command
Code:
lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display'

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Hawaii PRO [Radeon R9 290/390] (rev 80)
        Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Hawaii PRO [Radeon R9 290/390]
        Kernel modules: radeon, amdgpu
01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Hawaii HDMI Audio [Radeon R9 290/290X / 390/390X]

However, they are listed as upgradable in apt list --upgradable
Code:
sudo apt-get upgrade

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
  libegl-mesa0 libgbm1 libgl1-mesa-dri libglapi-mesa libglx-mesa0 libxatracker2 mesa-va-drivers mesa-vdpau-drivers mesa-vulkan-drivers
The following packages will be upgraded:
  libdrm-amdgpu1 libdrm-common libdrm-intel1 libdrm-nouveau2 libdrm-radeon1 libdrm2
6 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 9 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/233 kB of archives.
After this operation, 4,096 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
dpkg-deb: error: archive '/tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/0-libdrm-common_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_all.deb' uses unknown compression for member 'control.tar.zst', giving up
dpkg: error processing archive /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/0-libdrm-common_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_all.deb (--unpack):
 dpkg-deb --control subprocess returned error exit status 2
dpkg-deb: error: archive '/tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/1-libdrm2_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_amd64.deb' uses unknown compression for member 'control.tar.zst', giving up
dpkg: error processing archive /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/1-libdrm2_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 dpkg-deb --control subprocess returned error exit status 2
dpkg-deb: error: archive '/tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/2-libdrm-amdgpu1_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_amd64.deb' uses unknown compression for member 'control.tar.zst', giving up
dpkg: error processing archive /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/2-libdrm-amdgpu1_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 dpkg-deb --control subprocess returned error exit status 2
dpkg-deb: error: archive '/tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/3-libdrm-intel1_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_amd64.deb' uses unknown compression for member 'control.tar.zst', giving up
dpkg: error processing archive /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/3-libdrm-intel1_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 dpkg-deb --control subprocess returned error exit status 2
dpkg-deb: error: archive '/tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/4-libdrm-nouveau2_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_amd64.deb' uses unknown compression for member 'control.tar.zst', giving up
dpkg: error processing archive /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/4-libdrm-nouveau2_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 dpkg-deb --control subprocess returned error exit status 2
dpkg-deb: error: archive '/tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/5-libdrm-radeon1_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_amd64.deb' uses unknown compression for member 'control.tar.zst', giving up
dpkg: error processing archive /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/5-libdrm-radeon1_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 dpkg-deb --control subprocess returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/0-libdrm-common_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_all.deb
 /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/1-libdrm2_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_amd64.deb
 /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/2-libdrm-amdgpu1_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_amd64.deb
 /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/3-libdrm-intel1_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_amd64.deb
 /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/4-libdrm-nouveau2_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_amd64.deb
 /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-Yt3JG7/5-libdrm-radeon1_2.4.109+git2112220500.440e2d~oibaf~j_amd64.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
There seems to be some issue that the (graphics driver kernel?) packages will not install. I do not know if these are critical to the graphics driver or if i am simply nitpicking.


I have tried dozens of different methods for litteraly days now to no avail. If anybody has any advice or experience, that would be highly appreciated. Thank you!
If there is any information you need, i will provide it to you. If i need to elaborate, i will!
 

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Brickwizard

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Welcome to the Forums,
you have learnt your first lesson, KALI IS NOT FOR THE INEXPERIENCED,
to install and use it, you need to be experienced with Linux and proficient at using the terminal
It is a bare-bones distribution, and doesn't come with propriotry drivers, the Kali community expect you recognise what drivers you may need to find and install them without help [if you look at the Kali forums you will see that they haven't answered many installation support questions in the last 4 months.]
Download and install a complete desktop distribution, learn how it works and become proficient at the terminal, then you can download and install the pen-testing tools to that distribution.
read post 1&3 in the Kali sub forum
 
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Lord Boltar

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On the packages that have been "kept back" you have to install those by themselves
Code:
sudo apt install libegl-mesa0 libgbm1 libgl1-mesa-dri libglapi-mesa libglx-mesa0 libxatracker2 mesa-va-drivers mesa-vdpau-drivers mesa-vulkan-drivers
or you can run
Code:
sudo apt --with-new-pkgs upgrade
 

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On the packages that have been "kept back" you have to install those by themselves
The OP hasn't been back since I told him

you have learnt your first lesson, KALI IS NOT FOR THE INEXPERIENCED,
 
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