I installed Kali 2016.1 (Rolling) version in VMWare Workstation. After installation of Kali and installing VMWare Tools, I noticed that the kernel release version was kali-4.3.0. I proceeded with upgrading it to a later version by modifying the /etc/apt/sources.list file with the URL to the rolling repo:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade reboot
The upgrade appears to have happened successfully, however, the reboot simply ends up with a black screen. I changed to a tty screen by pressing ctrl+Alt+F3 and then typed in
service gdm3 restart
I am still left with a black screen error.
I noticed that the dmesg log file is full of the following error messages:
[drm:vmw_cmdbuf_work_func [vmwgfx]] *ERROR* Command buffer error.
I do notice that the kernel version has upgraded as running
Any pointers on what could be happening here?