Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 daily wont boot in virtualbox

Bug #1525451 reported by Tim Lunn on 2015-12-12
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu GNOME
X.Org X server
Fix Released
xorg-server (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Current images don't boot using virtualbox 5.

[ 25.023] (WW) xf86OpenConsole: VT_ACTIVATE failed: Input/output error
[ 25.030] (EE)
Fatal server error:
[ 25.030] (EE) xf86OpenConsole: Switching VT failed
[ 25.030] (EE)
[ 25.031] (EE)
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
  at http://wiki.x.org
 for help.
[ 25.032] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[ 25.032] (EE)
[ 25.034] (WW) xf86CloseConsole: KDSETMODE failed: Input/output error
[ 25.034] (WW) xf86CloseConsole: VT_GETMODE failed: Input/output error
[ 25.034] (WW) xf86CloseConsole: VT_ACTIVATE failed: Input/output error
[ 25.034] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.

ProblemType: BugDistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: xserver-xorg 1:7.7+12ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.3.0-2.11-generic 4.3.0
Uname: Linux 4.3.0-2-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19.3-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.366
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
Date: Sat Dec 12 00:58:31 2015
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: xenial
DistroVariant: ubuntu
ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes
GraphicsCard: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Graphics Adapter [80ee:beef] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu-GNOME 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20151211)
 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 80ee:0021 VirtualBox USB Tablet
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
MachineType: innotek GmbH VirtualBox
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/username.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash --- maybe-ubiquity
Renderer: SoftwareSourcePackage: xorg
UdevLog: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/log/udev'
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 12/01/2006
dmi.bios.vendor: innotek GmbH
dmi.bios.version: VirtualBox
dmi.board.name: VirtualBox
dmi.board.vendor: Oracle Corporation
dmi.board.version: 1.2
dmi.chassis.type: 1
dmi.chassis.vendor: Oracle Corporation
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvninnotekGmbH:bvrVirtualBox:bd12/01/2006:svninnotekGmbH:pnVirtualBox:pvr1.2:rvnOracleCorporation:rnVirtualBox:rvr1.2:cvnOracleCorporation:ct1:cvr:
dmi.product.name: VirtualBox
dmi.product.version: 1.2
dmi.sys.vendor: innotek GmbH
version.compiz: compiz N/A
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.65-3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 11.0.7-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 11.0.7-1ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.17.3-2ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.9.2-1ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.6.1-1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.917+git20151019-1~exp1ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.11-1ubuntu3
xserver.bootTime: Sat Dec 12 00:54:53 2015
xserver.configfile: default
xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log

xserver.version: 2:1.17.3-2ubuntu2

Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :
description: updated
Tim Lunn (darkxst) on 2015-12-12
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
milestone: none → xenial
Tim Lunn (darkxst) on 2015-12-12
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → xorg-server (Ubuntu)
Changed in xorg-server:
status: Unknown → New
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

if it's a vbox bug why is this (and 1525735) filed against the xserver?

Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

It is not specifically a vbox bug, it appears it would affect any system that uses a UMS kernel driver and VESA. In that case you need xserver-xorg-legacy, but if you put that on the images, you turn off rootless Xorg for everyone.

Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

Admittedly though there probably are not many other UMS drivers around these days apart from vbox.

Malena Vasquez (malevasquez) wrote :

Found this bug in today's image of GNOME when running it in Vbox. Seems that the issue is still around...

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Tim Lunn (darkxst) on 2016-03-21
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
milestone: xenial → yy
Changed in xorg-server:
status: New → Fix Released
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