Bug 1336113 - Fedora crashes on boot when "Starting switch root"
Summary: Fedora crashes on boot when "Starting switch root"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-server
Version: 23
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-05-14 10:43 UTC by student
Modified: 2016-12-20 20:29 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 20:29:27 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description student 2016-05-14 10:43:29 UTC
On fedora 23, kernel 4.4.9-300.fc.x86_64 my system hangs on boot when displaying the message "Starting switch root". After a few seconds a GUI occurs with the message: "Oh no! Something has gone wrong. A problem has occurred and the system can't recover. Please log out and try again". Then I can click on "Log out", but the same problem occurs again.

Comment 1 student 2016-05-14 10:52:43 UTC
Some additional information: 

- I can switch to console via Ctrl+Alt-F2 and login
- I tried to load an older kernel: 4.2.3-300 but I get exactly the same problem
- It's a laptop with an intel and an nvidia card. I have the proprietary intel driver installed

Comment 2 student 2016-05-14 10:55:39 UTC
I tried to remove the intel driver via dnf remove xorg-x11-drv-intel-* however after reboot the screen flickers when switching to console

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Comment 4 Fedora End Of Life 2016-12-20 20:29:27 UTC
Fedora 23 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-12-20. Fedora 23 is
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