Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118349
kudzu freezes system during boot
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:43:12 EDT
Description of problem:
When using the nvidia proprietary video driver, and booting to run
level 5, if kudzu detects new hardware the boot process will freeze
and not continue, forcing a dirty shutdown.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 2 Test 1 - most current version of Kudzu
Happens every time for me.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install nVidia Video Driver
2. Change hardware or otherwise trigger kudzu to activate during boot
3. Watch it happen
System shows new hardware selection, but doesn't let you choose any
options or otherwise respond. Stays there, stuck
User should be able to use kudzu
I suspect this is a problem with the graphical boot process and
NVidia's driver. Booting to run level 3 has no issue, booting to 5
with a stock kernel (thus not graphical boot) also has no issue. Only
happens when booting to run level 5 with the Fedora kernel (thus
graphical boot) when using nvidia's driver opposed to the generic nv
A simple work-around solution would be to not use graphical boot
process with tainted kernels (kernels with closed source drivers loaded).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73733 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.