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Question Beginner Pop os broken (actually unusable) after updating

Habsyakir

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After installing a pop os update and rebooting my system pop os refuses to load any apps nor terminal (no it's not a driver problem I checked) while loading the app or terminal it just freezes the whole system freezes I can't even do anything I waited for 1hour still the same even the clock stopped the only thing I can interact is with the login screen and the terminal in the loading screen all and all the whole system is broken
 

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Can you give a little more information, and maybe some punctuation?

What version are you on?
What modifications have you done? Any non-default desktop environments?
What GNOME extensions are installed?
Are pop-desktop, pop-session and pop-default-settings installed?
 

Habsyakir

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Can you give a little more information, and maybe some punctuation?

What version are you on?
What modifications have you done? Any non-default desktop environments?
What GNOME extensions are installed?
Are pop-desktop, pop-session and pop-default-settings installed?
I am on pop os 20.04
I have done 1 modification which is installing xanmod kernal I remember the kernal was updating in the terminal
No I don't have any non desktop environments only pop os's
I stick to the gnome extension given by pop os I can't check because the system freezes and I basically can't do anything
I have pop desktop I have pop session I still remember and I have pop default settings
But I do remember some gnome extensions being updated in the terminal
And that's about it
 

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I hate to tell you, but it's most probably the kernel. I believe you when you say you felt a performance improvement. Nevertheless, when you install foreign kernels into a distribution, you must expect this sort of thing as a possibility.

You must still have the original kernel installed. Have you tried selecting it to boot in the grub menu? You didn't mention it.
 

Habsyakir

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I hate to tell you, but it's most probably the kernel. I believe you when you say you felt a performance improvement. Nevertheless, when you install foreign kernels into a distribution, you must expect this sort of thing as a possibility.

You must still have the original kernel installed. Have you tried selecting it to boot in the grub menu? You didn't mention it.
How do you go to a grub menu?
 

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How do you go to a grub menu?
I think for UEFI you hold down the escape key at boot. If that doesn't work, try the shift key.

Then choose advanced options or something like that. You will be able to choose your original kernel. I'd bet anything you will boot fine once you do.

After that, you can do a bit of research about your desired kernel. If this is happening to you, others have certainly come across it. There's probably a fix posted already somewhere. If not, the maintainers are sure to address it sooner or later.

Don't forget Pop is based on Ubuntu. 99 percent of the issues and fixes for Ubuntu will work on Pop. Look around the Ubuntu forums and even the Debian ones. Someone somewhere knows how to fix this.
 

Habsyakir

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I think for UEFI you hold down the escape key at boot. If that doesn't work, try the shift key.

Then choose advanced options or something like that. You will be able to choose your original kernel. I'd bet anything you will boot fine once you do.

After that, you can do a bit of research about your desired kernel. If this is happening to you, others have certainly come across it. There's probably a fix posted already somewhere. If not, the maintainers are sure to address it sooner or later.

Don't forget Pop is based on Ubuntu. 99 percent of the issues and fixes for Ubuntu will work on Pop. Look around the Ubuntu forums and even the Debian ones. Someone somewhere knows how to fix this.
I have a problem with this everytime I boot to pop os it flickers 2 times and goes to the login menu. I don't know why it does this. but the grub menu doesn't appear because of this and I can't go into it. Mine is UEFI by the way
 

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