The apport data from comment #11 shows a virtual machine on VMWare.
Looking at the first dmesg log, there seems to be some kind of resource
conflict between the simple-framebuffer driver and vmwgfx. For testing
you could probably try to create a file like /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-
testing.conf with a line "blacklist vmwgfx" in it. That should give some
console (maybe not the most performant).

[    0.782125] simple-framebuffer simple-framebuffer.0: framebuffer at 
0xe8000000, 0x1d5000 bytes, mapped to 0xffffc90008380000
[    0.782128] simple-framebuffer simple-framebuffer.0: format=a8r8g8b8, 
mode=800x600x32, linelength=3200
[    0.784093] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 100x37
[    0.785022] simple-framebuffer simple-framebuffer.0: fb0: simplefb 
[   21.258191] vmwgfx 0000:00:0f.0: BAR 1: can't reserve [mem 
0xe8000000-0xefffffff pref]
[   21.258193] [drm] It appears like vesafb is loaded. Ignore above error if 
[   21.258469] [drm] Supports vblank timestamp caching Rev 2 (21.10.2013).
[   21.258471] [drm] No driver support for vblank timestamp query.
[   21.259320] [drm] Screen objects system initialized
[   21.259325] [drm] Initialized vmwgfx 2.4.0 20120209 for 0000:00:0f.0 on 
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  Ubuntu 14.04 boots to blank console

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Bug description:
  Ubuntu 14.04 as of 22:00 o'Clock Jan, 19th 2014 boots into blank console.
  Ctrl-Alt-F{1..6} does nothing or all consoles are blank, but "ps axf" shows 
/sbin/getty running on tty{1..6}:

  # ps axf | grep tty
    880 tty4     Ss+    0:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty4
    885 tty5     Ss+    0:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty5
    890 tty2     Ss+    0:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty2
    891 tty3     Ss+    0:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty3
    893 tty6     Ss+    0:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty6
   4290 pts/1    S+     0:00                      \_ grep --color=auto tty
   1093 tty1     Ss+    0:00 /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty1

  Removing deprecated "vga=768" from kernel commandline => doesn't boot into 
800x600, keeps 640x480
  are ignored.

  Grub boots up with 800x600, switches back to 640x480 (setting
  GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD to "keep" it is the same) kernel doesn't switch back
  to 800x600.

  Adding deprecated "vga=768" back in:
  Grub boots up with 800x600, switches back to 640x480, kernel switches back to 
800x600, but doesn't use this console. No output at all. Keys are accepted (you 
can login, but you'll have to guess what is going on on the screen).

  Exactly the same error is found with debian. Switching to a self
  compiled kernel solves this error. Looks a lot like some necessary
  stuff for console resolution switching is missing in the debian

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: util-linux 2.20.1-5.1ubuntu13
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-4.19-generic 3.13.0-rc8
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-4-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.13.1-0ubuntu1
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Mon Jan 20 00:20:36 2014
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-12-12 (403 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 12.04.1 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release 
amd64 (20120817.3)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: util-linux
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2013-02-11 (342 days ago)

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