Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 111865
Graphical boot fails to load with 2129 kernel
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
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Description of problem:
After I updated the kernel to the latest one, 2.4.22-1.2129.nptl, I
cannot bootgraphically on an initial power-up.
When I turn on the computer, I get the GRUB selection screen, it
begins to boot 2129 in text mode. Then, when it tries to shift to
graphical mode, I get a brief "X" and then the screen goes blank
(monitor light stays green - not amber).
Meanwhile I have plenty of hard disk activity, like the computer is
trying to boot normally. As it reaches the login screen (I think -
because I can't see it), I get a bunch of "clicks" from the monitor,
about a second apart, like it is trying to start graphically, but the
computer can never get there. Eventually, it stops with a 1 cm
horizontal line of random colors across the top of the screen.
If I hit the reset button, the computer boots fine, though it does not
load the graphical start that is in Fedora.
I have the original ISO 2115 kernel which works perfectly. Also, if I
boot the 2115 kernel, then reboot (at the login screen) and select the
2129 kernel, it will also boot perfectly with the Fedora graphical
Thoughts? Questions? Help?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.turn on computer
2.select 2129 kernel
3.watch computer fail to start graphically
Actual Results: screen goes blank on boot up
Expected Results: screen should show graphical loading of OS
I can also give exact hardware if needed since I built the computer
myself. Just let me know what is needed.
Attach your X server log and config file, and /var/log/messages,
from a working setup with the older kernel, and then those 3 files
again with the failing configuration. Also provide the output of
"lsmod" from after XFree86 is started in both kernel bootups.
Hmmm. Where do I get my X server log and config file? Also, how would
you suggest I get the log files from the failed boot? The screen is
blank and I have to use CTRL+ALT+DEL to get it to shut down since I
can't see anything on the screen.
I updated to the 2135 (2138 and 2140) kernel and haven't seen the
problem since. Must have been a kernel issue..
Ok thanks. Closing as ERRATA