Black screen with blinking cursor during dist-upgrade on Yakkety

Bug #1615379 reported by Wise Melon on 2016-08-21
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Bug Description

I was just running a 'sudo apt-get dist-upgrade' on my Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 VM with GNOME 3.20 when suddenly the screen just went black and there was a flashing cursor on it:

    Yakkety_VM_Cursor_Blinking_Black_Screen_During_Upgrade.png

When pressing ENTER the cursor would move down, but nothing else would happen, I was forced to force a cold shutdown.

Here is the output from "/var/log/apt/history.log" for that upgrade:

    history-log_extract.txt

And the output from "/var/log/apt/term.log":

    term-log_extract.txt

summary: - Blacking screen with blinking cursor during dist-upgrade on Yakkety
+ Black screen with blinking cursor during dist-upgrade on Yakkety
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Which VM? I'm just guessing but maybe the VirtualBox graphics drivers malfunctioned when you updated the kernel.

QEMU with KVM and virt-manager as the GUI.

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