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  • OS version: run cat /etc/*release
    PRETTY_NAME=“Parrot GNU/Linux 4.10”
    NAME=“Parrot GNU/Linux”

  • Kernel version: run uname -a
    Linux Gryffindor 5.9.0-2parrot1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.8.10-2parrot1 (2020-10-05) x86_64 GNU/Linux


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Version: 4.10
Desktop Environment: Mate
Edition: Security

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This problem is occurring with  5.9.0-2
If I am booting with  5.8.0-2 with advance, bootup goes successful
and there is an another error on grub 
 error: font character not in ascending order: 1157422139 <= 2456651214
 error: no suitable video mode found
 error: no video mode activate.

After updating through apt-get upgrade i am having another error
awk: error while loading shared libraries: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ cannot read file data: Input/output error
/usr/sbin/dkms: line 1315: ((: < 2: syntax error: operand expected (error token is "< 2

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  • Pentesting / Forensic / Malware hunting / Privacy protection / …
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You did the upgrade wrong and it crashed your system. The correct way to do is sudo parrot-upgrade.

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Bullshit. who gave you that idea?

i liked your comment about sudo parrot-upgrade? why come off so offensive? i did nothng wrong

You can use

sudo apt install <package>

but not

sudo apt-get install <package>

@dmknght is a hard working developer of Parrot and I believe the only Parrot developer that assists users on this community.

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Is a big no-no.

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No need to delete your account here. We all make mistakes. :woozy_face:

Sorry you took offense to Nông’s Bullshit comment. It was probably nothing personal, just upset at wrong info being posted.

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i do deeply apologize for that and i was honestly trying to state what he told me i have a fully configured system and i wish to better help in the future ill still be here im sorry. i’ve been working hard on my own projects and getting stressed i do apologize though :slight_smile:

I will try again with parrot-upgrade


i hope this works sorry for the confusion :slight_smile:

Hey guys,
I did small changes after a lot research and Grub error gone away, don’t know what solved it.
I solved that libreadline8 error by reinstalling this package using gdebi and upgrading dpkg.
I also solved the kernel issue in which 5.9.0-2 kernel was rebooting continuously
So all i did was reinstalling linux-image-5.9.0-2parrot1 and linux headers and reboot and it got fixed

But the last issue remains same, i can access the tty but not GUI,
I found some errors from startx and lightdm.service

startx is saying unable to connext X server: connection refused
and lightdm is not starting

before upgrading my parrot Xserver and Xorg both was running i noticed it in htop
but now these two are not running

GUI is not opening, the cursor keeps blinking non-stop, I tried installing gnome-session but no luck.
How to solve it?

hey how did you update? which commands were used?(:

Before posting this post I used apt-get but after your guidance I used

sudo parrot-upgrade

And what happened after you did sudo parrot-upgrade?

What did you use to burn the iso image on? And what tool was used?

It is not a fresh OS, I am using it since July 2019, nothing changed after upgrading.

try to do a fresh install

did you back up your system to a flash drive before you went playing with stuff?

The thing is, I don’t prefer to reinstall OS since because we don’t have a solution, I would like to troubleshoot it. No matter how much time it takes. I will solve it.
It would be a great help if you can share a solution.

you used apt-get before my command so you may have broken your system pretty badly. i would honestly recommend a fresh install or go to a previous back up. you have to always back up your system

i also recommend doing stuff like this in a virtual machine that way you dont break your actual system since you want to learn how to fix something that is broken i highly recommend breaking your OS inside a virtual box that way you wont have this problem again

apt-get is a big NO! i get it we’ve all messed up i did it once switching here. i use to use Ubuntu so i was use to doing things a little differently and this is why i back up my systems. i learned how apt-get is bad on parrot because i used the command in a virtualbox and saw what it actually did. if you still haven’t fixed it by now id just do a fresh install in my honest opinion

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Cool, I will try every possible way. I will update you if I caught something.
thank you @Daxter94X

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