Virtualbox boots to black screen or corrupted screen with daily

Bug #1378423 reported by Elfy on 2014-10-07
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xorg (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Boot the daily image.

Get a black screen.

Go to tty1 - lightdm has started - running sudo service lightdm status echoes start/waiting

Return to tty7 and the login dialogue has now appeared

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: xorg 1:7.7+7ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-20.27-generic 3.16.3
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-20-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.344
Date: Tue Oct 7 15:53:54 2014
LiveMediaBuild: Xubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Alpha amd64 (20141006)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: xorg
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Elfy (elfy) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in xorg (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
Walter Lapchynski (wxl) wrote :

using lubuntu desktop i386 20141014, i have no problems. don't have an amd64 machine handy at present.

Walter Lapchynski (wxl) wrote :

another successful test:

image: Xubuntu i386 20141016
vm: VirtualBox 4.3.18-96516~Ubuntu~raring
host: Kubuntu 14.04

boots straight to the try/install screen without having to flip virtual terminals or anything.

i'm guessing this is either a host hardware conflict of some kind or perhaps the issue is related to the amd64 image. no amd64 machine handy to test right now.

Bryan Quigley (bryanquigley) wrote :

Lubuntu 64 bit image, no issue. (Nvidia drivers)

Phill Whiteside (phillw) wrote :

VirtualBox 4.3.18 r96516 running on Lubuntu Utopic can install and run Lubuntu Desktop amd64

Elfy (elfy) on 2014-10-22
summary: - Virtualbox boots to black screen with daily
+ Virtualbox boots to black screen or corrupted screen with daily
Michał Zając (quintasan) wrote :

Kubuntu Plasma 5 23.10.2014 image here. Boots to a corruped screen as seen in attachment

amjjawad  (amjjawad) wrote :

Ubuntu GNOME Utopic Unicorn 20141022.1 RC amd64 and it is happening with me - same as the video on comment #9

I am running Xubuntu 12.04.5 and Oracle VM version 4.1.12_Ubuntu and found this one while I was testing the RC of Ubuntu GNOME.

i386 of the same build works just fine and couldn't produce that on i386.

Changed in xorg (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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