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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    OK, I did it! Enabled gnome extensions again, and the sky did not fall! Everything seems to be working as it did before the evil update!
    Thank you so much for your caring and dedicated help!
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    Hi tea for one, This is what I got:

    :~$ apt policy gnome-shell-extension-manager
    gnome-shell-extension-manager:
    Installed: 0.3.0-0ubuntu2.1
    Candidate: 0.3.0-0ubuntu2.1
    Version table:...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    YES!! After reboot, my desktop is BACK!!! And I got this:

    :~$ apt policy ubuntu-desktop
    ubuntu-desktop:
    Installed: 1.481
    Candidate: 1.481
    Version table:
    *** 1.481 500
    500...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    1fallen, WOW! I just tried
    sudo apt install ubuntu-desktop

    and got a huge list of things downloaded, installed and set up. However, my desktop still looks the same. Oh, I probably need to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    That's what I was afraid of. Makes me want to scream! Right now I'm dealing with a new breast cancer diagnosis and just need my computer to work. How can an update from Canonical cause this much...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    Ack! Just went to http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu I can see packages there, but I don't know what they are or what is safe to install now.
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    And this is what I got about desktop:

    :~$ apt policy ubuntu-desktop
    ubuntu-desktop:
    Installed: (none)
    Candidate: 1.481
    Version table:
    1.481 500
    500...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    This is what I got:


    :~$ sudo apt dist-upgrade -s
    [sudo] password for blue:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    Reading state information... Done
    Calculating...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    Thanks 1fallen! When I ran sudo apt autoremove just now, I got this:

    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    gnome gnome-control-center gnome-core gnome-remote-desktop
    task-gnome-desktop
    0...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    Well, that did add back a lot of stuff... After rebooting there are loads of games I'm not interested in, etc. But my desktop is still not as it was.
    First question: what was it about that...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    Wow! That worked, I think. Thanks 1fallen!
    Over 150 packages were installed & configured. Most look like the items removed by the 1-5-23 update.
    I'll have to reboot, but am in the middle of some...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    1fallen, I had already tried that. Tasksel is installed, is latest version. When I run sudo tasksel install ubuntu-desktop, there is a pause, then nothing, Terminal returns to my lead-in script +...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    All that shows is:

    :~$ apt list upgradeable
    Listing... Done

    and nothing more...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    Hi 1Fallen, Here is output from terminal:

    :~$ sudo apt update
    [sudo] password for blue:
    Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy InRelease
    Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    Thanks Impavidus! It's good to know that no packages are broken. But it doesn't explain why Synaptic tells me there are broken packages.
    Can I remove gnome-remote-desktop through Ubuntu...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    Thanks Deadflowr. Just so I understand, does this mean that my gnome-desktop isn't working because the update for gnome-remote-desktop isn't working? If that's true, it's really too bed that the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    Here is that output:
    :~$ dpkg --list | grep -v '^ii \|^rc '
    Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
    | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
    |/...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    Here is that:
    :~$ dpkg -l | grep grub | grep ii
    ii grub-common 2.06-2ubuntu7 amd64 GRand Unified Bootloader (common files)
    ii ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    Trying more things to get back to normal... Tried to install the gnome DE in Terminal, but it wouldn't install. Went into Symantec and found the following:
    Three grub-2 packages are 'broken'. It...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    Here is that output from Terminal:

    :~$ grep '2023-01-05' /var/log/dpkg.log | grep ' upgrade \| remove '
    2023-01-05 14:22:01 upgrade gnome-remote-desktop:amd64 42.4-0ubuntu1 42.7-0ubuntu1...
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    [SOLVED] 1-5-2023 Update Disaster... Help!!

    Hi, I used Software Updater yesterday to check for updates for my Ubuntu 22.04 64-bit desktop. A bunch showed up, so I clicked Install as I always do. To my horror, I saw that Updater was actually...
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