beta1: locked out during dist-upgrade?

Tim darkxst at
Thu Feb 25 10:35:04 UTC 2016

On 25/02/16 21:13, 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?
The upgrade of gdm causes the auth channel to break, not much you can do apart from reboot (or restart gdm3). There is really no way around
this, although I have though about forcing a reboot when the upgrade happens.
> TIA,
> Kristian

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