Solved! on windows 10 my vmware ubuntu 16 image im using to practice for an important upcoming competition doesnt work..

Jan 27, 2019
I am running windows 10 with a ryzen 3 2200g with a gtx 1050. With my vm, i am running Ubuntu 16.04 on an image with vulnerabilities as im practicing for the cpxi national semis. I need help solving my issue. When i lauch the vm, no issues. I know the password, when i sign in, it black screens and signs me out. When i have it auto login, there is no sidebar and no terminal. i can open tty with ctl alt del. im not sure how to fix this but ive tried stuff with .Xauthority and that doesn't fix anything. Hoping to get responses!
To run native you need a newer version of Linux kernel to run on Ryzen 2xxx. You need 18.04 or newer. It is possible that your Ubuntu is just too old for Ryzen 2xxx.