I did an X.org update on Ubuntu, and that landed me with some graphics problem and ultimately into shell.
Is there something like SANDBOX on which you could try out something and rollback if not liked ?
Please help.. !
If you hold left-shift immediately after BIOS you should see a menu asking you what you want to boot to. This is the
If you then select the latest "recovery mode", that should present you with another menu which should allow you to pick
If that doesn't hail any success, the update that broke things may have been a new kernel version. In
Either way, actually, what you're doing needs to end in a bug report or nothing is going to get fixed.
As for protecting yourself against these issues in the future the only viable methods for major system things (like graphics) is to keep some sort of backup from before you update. This either means:
I freely admit that neither is a convenient solution. The first requires booting into a live-CD environment before you can take the image and the second requires reinstallation and reformatting the disk to
It's rare that system updates breaks your graphics because of the testing done before. Should such an update break your system, you should definitively report it as bug. A sandbox for playing can be set up using VirtualBox.
VirtualBox is virtualization software. Your physical machine is the host, a VirtualBox instance (a virtual machine) is a the guest.
You can install your OS (Ubuntu) in that virtual machine and create snapshots. Should you want to try new software or want to mess with your configuration, you have not to worry about having a broken system after it because you can restore snapshots should anything go wrong.