Black screen while opening gateway for the first time

Hey, There! Today I installed the new Whonix-XFCE- on my linux system via Virtualbox. The workstation works flawlessly but when I open the gateway it just shows me a black screen with a cursor on it and I can’t open or login into the gateway kindly help me with it.

Hi redeagle, Welcome to the Whonix community!

Its hard to say what the problem is without a little more information.

  • Did you verify the Whonix images?
  • Will the problem resolve if you run Whonix-Gateway without starting Whonix-Workstation?
  • Do you have enough RAM to run the host and both Whonix VMs? See, #Low_RAM_Issues
  • Are you able to open a virtual console?
  • How did you install Virtulbox. Using the instruction on Whonix?

Edit by Patrick:

See https://www.whonix.org/wiki/VirtualBox/Troubleshooting#Black_Screen

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