Latest Updates bricked OS


Briefly describe your issue below:

I suspect this is harware specific. But with that in mind, I’ve reformated 6 times in the last 4 days.(running from live usb now). Out of those, only the last one finished sudo parrot-upgrade without locking up my computer (maxed out 8gb ram and I7 processor) I finally got some logs which I wll post below. I only download from the defauld package manager upgrades from Before upgrade, all was well, after upgrad:

Here are the errrors I pulled from the terminal log:

Here is the whole log if anyone needs

Tor won’t even start, log from previous incarnation:

Anonsurf thinks its running, but Tor service never starts:

Various other programs won’t run, like Avahi-dameon, cups-browsed. I’m sure there are more, but this is as far as i have gotten. I can still run on 4.5.1, as long as I don’t upgrade, but I don’t know if I can figure this one out.

What version of Parrot are you running? (4.5.1 Desktop, AMDx64)

What method did you use to install Parrot? (I usually use GTX, But I used Debian Standard on the last one, It was the one that finished updatingl)

Configured to multiboot with other systems? (no)


The only thing I would add, is that on a newly reinstalled 4.5.1, before any updates, I have no networking, Internet, yes, but no avahi, no cups, no printer. Also I am sending netbios packets, which I have never seen on this OS.


Well, I’ve tried everything I could think of, and everything thats been suggested (that I could figure out). I even went back to 4.4 and upgraded. Its actually working better than installing 4.5.1, but still has problems. I guess I will just run 4.4 for a while, maybe try 4.6 when it comes out.


Hey @Overmyhead, interesting logs you got there. What are your hardware specs?

Also how did you burn your ISO to USB?

lastly what modifications did you make to the system?


Dell Inc. Latitude E6330 01
PLEXTOR PX-128M5S [Hard drive] (128.04 GB)
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 [Display adapter]
IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
2.90 gigahertz Intel Core i7-3520M
8 gb ram
Dell Wireless 1504 (802.11g/n 1x1)( I believe its a Broadcom card)
Intel® Display Audio
Intel® 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1E26
Intel® 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1E2D
Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller

I always use etcher for burning iso to the usb. I have used others, but the etcher seems to work the best. Since I have been trying to get 4.5 to work, I have not made any modificaations. I install the system from the usb, using GTX installer. Reboot. At this point, I have internet but no tor, no local communication, (avahi, cups-browsed, etc). From there I simply hit the upgrade button. I have tried several other ways, using synaptics I tried installing the new apt upgrade first, nothing seems to work.


wait . . . how did you update the system the first time?
What commands did you use?


What has been working best for me in the past, is I open synaptic and install libgtk3-perl, That stops me from getting debconfig erors. Then I install libatk-adaptor. That keeps me from getting ‘Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “atk-bridge”’, both in terminal, when starting programs like tor. Then I just reload the package manager, mark all upgrades and apply. When I use the terminal, I use parrot-upgrade. The logs above were generated by this. Newly installed 4.5.1, after reboot, I run sudo parrot-upgrade, and there it is. like I said, that was the closest to a functional 4,5 I’ve had so far. I’ve tried it many other ways, which I think I have already described.

(Lorenzo "Palinuro" Faletra) #10

dist-upgrade the system and retry, i have recently fixed it