Kubuntu Yakkety Live DVD boots to black screen with mouse pointer
I've tested booting from the Kubuntu 16.10 beta ISO on a
Acer Travelmate 290, 1,8GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM, Mob. Radeon 9700 Gfx.
System boots fine until the selection of "trying" or "installing" Kubuntu.
If I select "try", system continues, finally shows the KDE login splash, then ends up with a black screen and visible mouse pointer.
Plasma seems to be active though: Moving the Mouse to the upper left edge highlights the active corner. But there is no pop-up menu on right click.
If I now press the power button, the log out dialog shows up. Confirming that, the log in screen is displayed.
If I now login again, I end up with an empty KDE Desktop, no panel. After adding the default panel manually I can work as usual with the Live Session.
Update: I could reproduce the exactly same behaviour now also within a VirtualBox session!
I've used the "Ubuntu(32bit)" OS setting and 2GB of RAM for the guest.
BTW: Using 4GB RAM the behaviour is a bit different:
Instead of a fully black screen, I get a black screen with panel.
But still no pop-up menu on right click. A click on the Panel's App launcher leads to a crash and restart of plasma. After that Plasma seems to work ok.
This behaviour I also observed on real 64bit Hardware, when booting from 32bit ISO.
Update 2, 2016-10-17:
The behavior described above is still exactly the same with the released 32 bit Kubuntu 16.10 ISO
Both, in VirtualBox and on TravelMate 290 Hardware.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: syslinux (not installed)
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-11-generic i686
Date: Sat Sep 24 16:55:05 2016
LiveMediaBuild: Kubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" - Alpha i386 (20160921)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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