Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1018539
After basic graphics install - system won't boot
Last modified: 2015-02-17 12:39:15 EST
Description of problem:Regular install won't work, black screen. Install basic graphics runs fine, on reboot blue band goes across bottom of screen,screen then blanks and system freezes, won't respond to any keys or <f2>. If systemd.unit=rescue is entered, can get command prompt, but can't run startx.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):19
How reproducible:Every Time
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:system hangs on reboot
Expected results:system goes into operation
Additional info:I have done an lspci and get VGA Compatible Via K8M800, K8N800, K8n80 since I have seen nvida errors with similar description but UniChrome is supposed to be supported
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Could you please attach output of the 'journalctl' command from the system that failed to boot?
(In reply to Vratislav Podzimek from comment #2)
> Could you please attach output of the 'journalctl' command from the system
> that failed to boot?
How, the system won't boot!
I can get to a type of command prompt by putting 'systemd.unit=rescue' into the linux boot line, after selecting the rescue boot line on the startup menu. I also tried xdriver=vesa in the regular boot line (e to edit type in addition then do <f10>.
The system asks for password, I put it in, get lines about ALSA problem, which is fine and then have prompt about doing journalctl -xb, do that and get appx.1,500 lines of startup info. But since I don't have a working system it doesn't recognize a CD/DVD, so I can't write anything. I will install a flash drive and get back to you.
Created attachment 812245 [details]
journalctl -xb output
I manually mount the usb, and have included the output with this message.
Comment on attachment 812245 [details]
journalctl -xb output
Sorry for the typos.
I successfully mounted the USB flash drive, and was able to copy the file requested.
There is no error in the journal and the system seems to boot properly. I'll leave it to the X server/drivers developer, but I think you'd need to attach the X.log file from the failed boot (maybe try to boot with '3' as a boot option and then try to run X server manually).
I attempted to include the Xorg.log and Xorg....old files after attempting to do a startx, the startx froze the system and after re-booting, getting into start in rescu mode, 'e' into linux line and add systemd.unit=rescue and getting the command line, took the Xlog files off, both are at 0 bytes?
I was looking through the notes and noticed that I hadn't specified the Desktop, which is KDE, if the Fedora live system comes up in Gnome from the basic display option, it works fine with a 1024x768 resolution. So the problem is with the KDE side of the world.
Can you try to disable hardware acceleration ? You need to use the following line in your xorg.conf :
Also, is this a 32 bits or 64 bits install ?
Very sorry, 32 bit KDE. From the Fedora website, burnt to DVD iso and installed.
I will try the change in the xforg.conf and let you knos.
There is NO xorg.conf file in /etc/X11
So nothing to change, I remember in reading about this problem, that KDE and Fedora 19 don't have a xorg.conf file.
Yes, the default is not to have an Xorg.conf as auto configuration is expected to work in most cases. However, in this case, we want to override the configuration so you need to create /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/openchrome.conf) with the following lines in it :
I entered the information into a openchrome.conf file and copied the file to to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/openchrome.conf file on the system.
When I rebooted normally the system went through the same process, put the blue and white banner at the bottom, then cleared the screen, turned the screen, then looked like it turned the screen back on (I can't verify that but the screen is black). Just like before. I left the system for a few minutes, just to see if it would come on, nothing.
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