Joe Helfrifch, the next step is to fully commit bisect from kernel 4.2
to 4.4 in order to identify the last good kernel commit, followed
immediately by the first bad one. This will allow for a more expedited
analysis of the root cause of your issue. Could you please do this
following ?

Please note, finding adjacent kernel versions is not fully commit

Also, the kernel release names are irrelevant for the purposes of

It is most helpful that after the fix commit (not kernel version) has
been identified, you then mark this report Status Confirmed.

Thank you for your help.

** Tags added: kernel-bug-exists-upstream kernel-bug-exists-
upstream-4.8-rc6 needs-bisect

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  Black screen on boot; no modeset workaround broken by 16.04

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Bug description:
  This bug appears to occur in several distros and architectures.  On
  this machine, it appeared somewhere in the last week of January, 2016,
  after a system update.

  On boot, the laptop monitor often flickers several times (signal
  connecting and disconnecting) and always settles onto a full backlight
  back screen.  The screen does not change after that.

  I found reports that adding nomodeset to the grub parameters would
  resolve the issue.  It does, but the workaround has significant issues
  in 16.04.  The nomodeset parameters conflict with both the amdgpu
  driver package and the radeon driver package.  When the machine boots,
  it is in 800x600 resolution.  While I can add new resolutions,
  attempting to switch to them with xrandr throws the error "configure
  crtc0 failed"

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
  Package: linux-image-4.4.0-24-generic 4.4.0-24.43
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-24.43-generic 4.4.10
  Uname: Linux 4.4.0-24-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC1:  jbhelfrich   2053 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  jbhelfrich   2053 F.... pulseaudio
  CurrentDesktop: MATE
  Date: Sat Jun 25 14:49:22 2016
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=51835e9e-6087-4108-af31-95e11fc3401c
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-10-30 (238 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-MATE 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 
  MachineType: HP HP Pavilion Notebook
  ProcFB: 0 EFI VGA
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-24-generic.efi.signed 
root=UUID=613f6223-b665-4289-9dfa-7b003124dfdf ro quiet splash nomodeset 
i8042.dumbkbd=1 vt.handoff=7
   linux-restricted-modules-4.4.0-24-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-4.4.0-24-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.157.1
  SourcePackage: linux
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-06-24 (1 days ago) 08/06/2015
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: F.13
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag 80AF
  dmi.board.vendor: HP
  dmi.board.version: 81.28
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: HP
  dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrF.13:bd08/06/2015:svnHP:pnHPPavilionNotebook:pvr:rvnHP:rn80AF:rvr81.28:cvnHP:ct10:cvrChassisVersion: HP Pavilion Notebook
  dmi.sys.vendor: HP

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