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|Summary:||xserver freezes machine after updates|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Tielman de Villiers <tvilliers>|
|Component:||xorg-x11||Assignee:||Mike A. Harris <mharris>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Version:||3||CC:||adrian, davej, harald, xgl-maint|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2004-10-13 07:23:18 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Tielman de Villiers 2004-10-08 11:03:14 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 4.0) Description of problem: I ran yum -y update yum yum -y update open* yum -y update g* yum -y update b* c* d* e* f* yum -y update h* i* j* k* l* yum -y update m* n* o* p* udev selinux-policy-targetted yum -y update x* and when then try to startx, it freezes the machine completely with a blank black screen. Nothing will unluck it, except a hard reboot. The problem starts before that, though. Before the second last update "Starting udev" was the first startup message. Now it's gone. Also, there are poblems with mDNSresponder services: /etc/profile.d/colorls.sh /dev/null permission denied. and when I try to log in as a user I get: -bash /dev/null permission denied when I do ls -l /dev/null, it shows crw------- which should be crw-rw-rw- Even if i try to startx as root, the machine freezes Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): xorg-x11-*-6.8.1-4 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. install as desktop, withou firewall and selinux 2. change /etc/inittab to level 3 3. update packages as above 4. startx Actual Results: frozen black screen Expected Results: a gui Additional info:
Comment 1 Adrian Reber 2004-10-12 14:30:35 EDT
The same happens to me, the machine completely freezes if I try to init 5 or startx. I have no additional information. No logs are available. xorg-x11-6.8.1-4 kernel-2.6.8-1.541 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c) processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 8 model name : Pentium III (Coppermine) stepping : 6 cpu MHz : 804.046 cache size : 256 KB
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2004-10-12 18:05:01 EDT
If /dev/null has incorrect permissions, it would seem that there is a bigger problem at hand. This may be a udev or kernel bug rather than an X server bug. I've CC'd a couple of our kernel developers, and our udev package maintainer for comment. Dave/Arjan/Harald - any comments on this one?
Comment 5 Harald Hoyer 2004-10-13 04:53:30 EDT
which version of udev? is the system started with an initrd? does # mkinitrd -f /boot/initrd-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r) help? is SELINUX activated?
Comment 6 Harald Hoyer 2004-10-13 05:06:31 EDT
> "Starting udev" was the first startup message. Now it's gone. This is the cause of your problems..
Comment 7 Tielman de Villiers 2004-10-13 05:20:26 EDT
I have updated all my rpms with yum this morning, and the problem seems to be solved. It did indeed seem like a udev (rather than a xorg-x11) problem. For the record, my udev version is now udev-034-2. mkinitrd -f /boot/initrd-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r) gave me this in /boot: initrd-2.6.8-1.541.img SELINUX was specifically "deactivated" during install, and has still not been activated.
Comment 8 Mike A. Harris 2004-10-13 07:23:18 EDT
Ok, thanks for the update Thielman. It appears this was just a temporary udev glitch. Setting status to "RAWHIDE"