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Black screen with cursor on reboot

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I've seen threads like this posted before, but haven't been able to find anything that has resulted in a fix for me. Essentially, when I choose "Restart" or "Shutdown" from the Apple menu, the process begins as normal, but gets stuck on a black screen with just a mouse cursor. Right before the screen goes black, 3 lines of text appear, as depicted in the attached photo.

At this point, I'm stuck. Previously I was just doing a hard-shutdown by holding down the power button, or hitting the restart button the case, but when I realized I could ssh into my computer still and do "sudo reboot now" or "sudo shutdown -h now" which works, I've been doing that.

Any help with figuring out what this could be would be appreciated. I can provide whatever config files are necessary. Thanks all, happy hacking!
 

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Did you ever figure this out? The same thing recently started happening to me (OS 10.13.6) when I tried to install the 2020-002 security update via Software Update. I'm using 'sudo shutdown -h now' in the meantime, but it'd be nice to solve the problem properly.

I'm not sure how to even begin debugging this one...
 
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