Ubuntu bug reporting - upgrade broke my VM

Mark Shickell mshickell at gmx.net
Wed Jun 26 05:14:47 UTC 2019


I use a Ubuntu VM under VMWare Workstation 15 player but the latest batch of
upgrades broke the GUI console. Instead of a purple login window it was
rather a purple blank screen and nothing I did could change it.

SSH still worked ok but I had to restore from a backup of the host machine
to get it back.

I tried allowing updates again and it broke again, are you interested in
additional info to investigate? I could copy it, clean out my stuff and let
you have a copy if that would help?

Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.15.0-50-generic x86_64)

* Documentation:  https://help.ubuntu.com

* Management:     https://landscape.canonical.com

* Support:        https://ubuntu.com/advantage

* Ubuntu's Kubernetes 1.14 distributions can bypass Docker and use

   directly, see https://bit.ly/ubuntu-containerd or try it now with

     snap install microk8s --classic

* Canonical Livepatch is available for installation.

   - Reduce system reboots and improve kernel security. Activate at:


125 packages can be updated.

64 updates are security updates.

You have packages from the Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) installed that

are going out of support on 2023-04-30.

There is a graphics stack installed on this system. An upgrade to a

configuration supported for the full lifetime of the LTS will become

available on 2020-07-21 and can be installed by running 'update-manager'

in the Dash.



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