beta1: locked out during dist-upgrade?

Usama Akkad uahello at
Thu Feb 25 10:32:33 UTC 2016

The same happened to me when I upgraded from Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 to 15.10
few days ago. I tried to kill the lock screen but could not find how. I
did a restart to fix it.


On 25-02-2016 12:13, Kristian Rink wrote:
> Folks;
> just dist-upgraded one of my 15.10 machines to current 16.04 repos.
> Overally, things work pretty smooth but things got a bit messy during
> upgrade: I left my computer unattended for a while. When I got back,
> the GNOME screen was locked. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to unlock
> again, being presented with an unlock screen and a yellow "login
> failed" message. The unlock screen, then, would reload all 2..3
> seconds, not even leaving enough time to enter my actual password.
> Is this a known issue? Or is this just me?
> TIA,
> Kristian

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