I have Ubuntu installed on VMware player.
After installing the last updates the screen went like this image:
As you see I have not real second Menu(it is not clickable)
Why did this happen and how to fix?
I used my VM previous snapshot to reproduce the problem.
Previous kernel: 3.2.0-63. VM running ok.
1) I applied all updates (including openssl) but NOT the kernel. After rebooting, the VM screen is OK.
2) I updated again (only the kernel packages, version 3.2.0-64 were pending: complete kernel, headers and kernel image) and rebooted: split / doubled screen shows up!
3) I ran vmware-config-tools.pl in other to generate modules for the new kernel and rebooted: the split screen persists. Not solved.
4) also tried a full VM power off / power on: the problem persists.
It seems to be definitely a kernel 3.2.0-64 - related issue.
Suggestion: apply all updates (the openssl update is critical), but skip the kernel packages for now, until we get a fix from VMware or the Ubuntu team.
(AND: ALWAYS create a snapshot before you update anything !!)
See also these threads:
In summary: if you don't have a previous snapshot, either enable the grub menu on boot and choose a previous kernel (e.g. 3.2.0-63) or: using the package manager, uninstall the kernel 3.2.0-64 and RE-INSTALL the previous kernel (this will take care of grub and boot configs).
Let's wait for a fix. And don't update the kernel for now.
Confirmed - Same issue with VMWare Workstation 10.0.2 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
Try the answer described here :
Open System Settings > Displays. In the Displays window, you will see an Unknown monitor. Click it and disable it.
Since the 14.04LTS question was marked as a duplicate of this one, the solution for 14.04LTS is very similar.
To fix this issue on 14.04LTS I used the following:
This reverted the kernel to
I have 14.04LTS on vmplayer, and for me help removing 3.13.0-30-generic
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