Recently I installed the latest Kali Linux on my old Asus Eee PC Netbook and was met with a blinking cursor
_ after install. After hitting Alt+F1 and dropping into a terminal I ran all the updates I could and did a reboot with no change to the
DE issue. I did a quick
apt search intel to see what Intel packages were installable since this has Intel integrated graphics. In the list I found the
xserver-xorg-video-intel package. Once this was installed
sudo apt install xserver-xorg-video-intel and
the system was rebooted the DE was able to load with no issues. I seen a lot of posts on the Kali forum about this issue and instead of creating yet another forum account I decided to post the solution here and maybe this will help someone out who finds themself in the same situation. Next on this old Netbook is to try out i3 window manager and see if I can make this old netbook still usable in the modern world.