Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114076
(NET 3C59X) System freeze within 5 minutes
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:17:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
On a system on which Redhat 9.0 installs and runs just fine (no
matter what kind of install !!!!!), Fedora freezes (no keyboard, no
mouse) when just installed and rebooting for the first time. Normally
it freezes within 5 minutes. Even when installing Server -> Minimal
(so no graphics) !!
It freezes at different stages, sometimes during the "Starting"
messages at boot time, sometimes when the logon prompt is shown,
sometimes when I login as root (text mode), and just wait.
What bothers me is the "Console Mouse", even in Minimal / Text
Mode ???? Could that be a problem ?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. Sit and wait
Actual Results: Freeze
Expected Results: Running smoothly
Specs of the system:
256 Mb RAM
ASUS V6600 GeForce256 (yes, NO ATI !) with 32 Mb RAM
Sound Blaster Live Player 5.1
13 Gb Quantum Fireball
PS2 mouse and keyboard
Did a few tests. It's the 3Com 3c590 that causing the problem. When
installing Minimal or "Graphical" with all kinds of packages, I do
not have a problem when deselecting "Activate on boot" for eth0
during install. As soon as I do a ifconfig eth0 up, the system
freezes within minutes.
There is at least one person with the same problem. He reported it
before here and never got a reply. He's got a Asus A7N8X deluxe
motherboard with a 3Com (!) integrated NIC. Remember: no problems
using RedHat 9.0.
Please respond. Thanks in advance.
Does disabling kudzu fix the problem?
Not tested but isn't kudzu only running at boot time ? And as I
stated before, the system does not freeze when deselecting "Activate
on boot" for eth0. But as soon as I do a ifconfig eth0 up, the system
freezes within minutes. When doing a ifconfig eth0 up, then kudzu
does not come into play ?
This bug may be the same as the bug report 112838. The system freezes
when the first packet comes in.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
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and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/