This page documents fixes for bugs in versions of the virtual machines, including Kali on GCP.
Problem: A lock screen appears when the screensaver turns on
Reason: Chrome remote desktop is using the wrong desktop environment (it is using
cinnamon instead of
Solution: Set xfce4 to be the default desktop environment used by chrome remote desktop.
- log in via Google Cloud Console’s SSH from the Browser.
Change the default desktop environment used by chrome remote desktop:
sudo bash -c 'echo "exec xfce4-session" > /etc/chrome-remote-desktop-session'
- Reboot your instance.
- When your instance has finished rebooting, connect again via chrome remote desktop (https://remotedesktop.google.com/access)
Resolved in: v3.0.1