Console Black screen


New Member
Aug 6, 2018
Hello community

I have a new issue with proxmox 5, when I open console I have a black screen, and the message "Disconnecting... (Detecting migration...)" I don't understand what it's mean there no migration in progress.

I have change on CT option the typ of console to Shell, it's woorks better but withouit security (no login)

from Ct with Bedian, it's works , but for ubuntu no way (black screen and error connection) I have found

I have found some topic for fix it example (edit all inittabs under /var/lib/vz/root/ ) but I don't have root folder in vz
other solution use ALT+F1, I have try withou succes, somebody have smae trouble and how i can fix it for all CT

for the joke , console for my windows servers works fine ^^

below the CT config first one on debian (console works) second with ubuntu (console on error)

pct config 103

arch: amd64
cpulimit: 2
cpuunits: 1024
hostname: xxxxx
memory: 4192
net0: name=eth0,bridge=vmbr3,hwaddr=86:6B:43:69:C5:2F,type=veth
ostype: debian
rootfs: local:103/vm-103-disk-1.raw,size=60G
swap: 4192
lxc.autodev: 1
lxc.hook.autodev: sh -c "mknod -m 0666 ${LXC_ROOTFS_MOUNT}/dev/fuse c 10 229"

pct config 101

arch: amd64
cores: 4
hostname: xxxxxx
memory: 32768
net0: name=eth0,bridge=vmbr3,hwaddr=AE:1A:03:0C:8E:15,type=veth
ostype: ubuntu
rootfs: local:101/vm-101-disk-1.raw,size=100G
swap: 16384

Proxmox V5

pveversion -v

proxmox-ve: 5.2-2 (running kernel: 4.15.18-1-pve)
pve-manager: 5.2-6 (running version: 5.2-6/bcd5f008)
pve-kernel-4.15: 5.2-4
pve-kernel-4.15.18-1-pve: 4.15.18-17
corosync: 2.4.2-pve5
criu: 2.11.1-1~bpo90
glusterfs-client: 3.8.8-1
ksm-control-daemon: 1.2-2
libjs-extjs: 6.0.1-2
libpve-access-control: 5.0-8
libpve-apiclient-perl: 2.0-5
libpve-common-perl: 5.0-37
libpve-guest-common-perl: 2.0-17
libpve-http-server-perl: 2.0-9
libpve-storage-perl: 5.0-24
libqb0: 1.0.1-1
lvm2: 2.02.168-pve6
lxc-pve: 3.0.0-3
lxcfs: 3.0.0-1
novnc-pve: 1.0.0-2
openvswitch-switch: 2.7.0-3
proxmox-widget-toolkit: 1.0-19
pve-cluster: 5.0-29
pve-container: 2.0-25
pve-docs: 5.2-5
pve-firewall: 3.0-13
pve-firmware: 2.0-5
pve-ha-manager: 2.0-5
pve-i18n: 1.0-6
pve-libspice-server1: 0.12.8-3
pve-qemu-kvm: 2.11.2-1
pve-xtermjs: 1.0-5
qemu-server: 5.0-32
smartmontools: 6.5+svn4324-1
spiceterm: 3.0-5
vncterm: 1.5-3


New Member
Mar 13, 2018
Mad props for also posting what fixed it for you.
my system hadn't said it needed a reboot for upgrades, but was still listing the broken version until a forced-reboot, after which my consoles worked again.
For the purposes of anyone verifying this bug - root shell works normally, but all consoles are black for 5.2.2
pct enter from root shell works if you need a workaround


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