Ubuntu Update – Started Update UTMP About System Runlevel Changes

I recently installed a Ubuntu Update on a desktop computer running Ubuntu Linux 16.04. I typed in apt-get install dist-upgrade. These updates caused this Ubuntu desktop to no longer be able to browse a local windows network.

I decided to upgrade this version of Ubuntu Linux 16.04 to 17.04. I used the Ubuntu software updater. After the installation completed, this desktop computer kept hanging at “Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes”.

Apparently, this upgrade to Ubuntu Linux 17.04 fucked up the video drivers. I have a dual core desktop computer with integrated Intel video. I found an Ask Ubuntu forum post pertaining to this Ubuntu update problem that had my solution.

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When this desktop would hang at this “Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes” I pressed Ctrl + Shift + F1 keys. A command prompt login appeared. I logged in with my linux credentials. I elevated to root privileges.

I went ahead and installed Intel video drivers for linux with this command.

# apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel

I rebooted this Ubuntu linux destkop with 17.04 and now X windows loaded properly. The graphical user interface worked normally and I was able to log into my Linux desktop. Also, I was able to successfully access the Windows network computers.

You see I have an old Dell desktop computer with Windows Vista, that I use for a file server. This Ubuntu desktop computer now with 17.04 is my data recovery computer.