Desktop is all black after installing Parallels Tools in Ubuntu 13.04

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Symptoms

Desktop is all black after installing Parallels Tools in Ubuntu 13.04

Resolution

  1. Start Ubuntu virtual machine.
  2. In Parallels Desktop menu bar click on Devices > CD/DVD > Connect image.
  3. In the Open window navigate to /Application/Parallels Desktop.app/Contents/Resources/Tools/prl-tools-lin.iso and click Open button.
  4. Press Ctrl+Alt+F2 to activate text console in Linux virtual machine or launch Terminal.
  5. Mount the Parallels Tools image inside the guest OS:

    sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
    
  6. Start Parallels Tools installer:

    cd /mnt
    sudo ./install
    
  7. Choose Remove.
  8. Once Parallels Tools are uninstalled and your Linux virtual machine restarts:

    sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
    cd /mnt
    sudo ./install
    

    Choose Install and wait till Parallels Tools are installed and then reboot your virtual machine.

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