Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 134092
/sbin/start_udev unexpected } in line 79
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:50 EST
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Description of problem:
during reboot of FC3T2 after latest update this AM, got msg
/sbin/start_udev unexpected } in line 79. Then get a series of error
msgs that went by too fast to catch. On this multi-boot computer,
booted into FC2 and in /var/log/messages saw a lot of X failures.
Will attach todays messages and boot logs.
Result is that a graphical logon never appears. Can blindly logon,
then blindly C-A-F2 and blindly logon as root then reboot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot latest FC3T2
Actual Results: Never got a graphical logon screen.
Expected Results: Normal logon
Downgraded to libbonoboui-2.8.0-1 yesterday to fix Evolution and
Created attachment 104515 [details]
boot log from today
Shows various efforts to boot today.
Created attachment 104517 [details]
messages from today's boot attempts
Created attachment 104518 [details]
X log from today
Created attachment 104519 [details]
another X log from today
Can boot into runlevel 3 to do maintenance work. startx goes to blank
screen and keyboard is lifeless.
There is a missing 'fi' line in start_udev that when added back fixes
this error allowing machine to boot fine.
if [ -z "$SELINUX" ]; then
if [ -n "$selinuxfs" ] && [ "`cat /proc/self/attr/current`" !=
"kernel" ]; then
if [ -r $selinuxfs/enforce ] ; then
# assume enforcing if you can't read it
^^ omitted 'fi'
Made the change. No longer see the start_udev error, but still get
the X failures. Can still go into runlevel 3 on boot and can get to
FC3T2 partition from FC2. SELinux was and is turned off.
Syntax error fixed in 032-5.
*** Bug 134161 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I did an interactive boot so I could see and record some of the
messages that don't show in the logs and saw the following:
starting mDNSResponder... /etc/profile: line 27: /dev/null: Permission
/etc/profile.d/colorls.sh: line 3: /dev/null: Permission denied
(above msg wa repeated for lines 4, 17, 18, 19 and 20)
/etc/profile.d/vim.sh: line 3: /dev/null: Permission denied
[howl] unable to daemonize (3419)
starting atd: [FAILED]
Did the bad udev corrupt something else?
Downgraded udev to 032-2. Strange that the patch above didn't work.
Wonder what caused all the problems.
I added the 'fi' in the right place and everything now works for me.
I'm using 2.8.1 kernel build 590.
udev-032-5 should work
i'm installed udev-032-5 and reboot, then get this:
Making extra nodes: cp: cannot stat '/etc/udev/devices/*': No such
file or directory
Starting udev: [FAILED]
comment #14 is fixed in udev-032-6
*** Bug 134255 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Except for comment 13, 032-5 is working fine for me.
except from comment #14 (Making extra nodes: cp: cannot stat
'/etc/udev/devices/*': No such file or directory), udev-032-5 works for me