Bug 1351023 - black screen when booting kernel 4.5.7 [NEEDINFO]
Summary: black screen when booting kernel 4.5.7
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 24
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2016-06-29 05:14 UTC by David Bolding
Modified: 2017-08-08 15:09 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-08-08 15:09:06 UTC
Type: Bug
bugzilla77: needinfo? (kernel-maint)

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boot log (85.46 KB, text/plain)
2016-06-29 05:26 UTC, David Bolding
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Description David Bolding 2016-06-29 05:14:32 UTC
Description of problem:
I have freshly installed Fedora 24 over an Ubuntu installation.  Kernel 4.5.7 was installed by an update.  When booting Kernel 4.5.7, I get a black screen on boot; I assume the kernel is hung, since the caps-lock key does nothing.  The previous kernel, 4.5.5, boots fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Kernel 4.5.7

How reproducible:
Every time I've tried.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install kernel 4.5.7 from updates
2. select kernel on boot

Actual results:
black screen, no response from key-presses

Expected results:
System starting normally.

Additional info:
This is a hybrid GPU system (with an NVidia GPU no less), that might be part of the problem.

I don't know what kind of diagnostic information is useful, and guidance would be appreciated.

Output of LSPCI:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Skylake Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 08)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 520 (rev 07)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Skylake Processor Thermal Subsystem (rev 08)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (rev 21)
00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Thermal subsystem (rev 21)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP CSME HECI #1 (rev 21)
00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 21)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d10 (rev f1)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #6 (rev f1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP LPC Controller (rev 21)
00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PMC (rev 21)
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio (rev 21)
00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SMBus (rev 21)
01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM108M [GeForce 940M] (rev a2)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7265 (rev 59)

Comment 1 David Bolding 2016-06-29 05:26:12 UTC
Created attachment 1173649 [details]
boot log

output of journalctl -k -b -1

Comment 2 David Bolding 2016-06-29 05:35:03 UTC
(In reply to David Bolding from comment #1)
> Created attachment 1173649 [details]
> boot log
> output of journalctl -k -b -1

oops, I think that's for the last successful boot, since it says it's for Kernel 4.5.5 (and the time is wrong).

Comment 3 David Bolding 2016-07-05 19:37:28 UTC
I got the 4.6 kernel from an update; the problem appears intermittently with 4.6; sometimes it boots OK, and sometimes it doesn't.  I haven't found any pattern yet between when it will boot OK and when it won't.

4.5.5 kernel is still booting fine.

Comment 4 David Bolding 2016-07-05 20:18:30 UTC
As per the Common kernel problems wiki page, I tried removing quiet and rhgb from the boot options, and I still see a black screen.  I tried booting without quiet or rhgb, and with boot_delay=1000; this still produces a black screen.

The system behaves slightly differently with boot_delay=1000 specified.  Without it, I have to hold the power button down for 5 seconds to restart the system.  /With/ boot_delay=1000, as soon as I press the power button, the system powers off (instead of restarting).  I don't know if that information is useful at all.

If I haven't mentioned it before, this system is EFI (and it starts in EFI mode).

Comment 5 David Bolding 2016-07-05 20:33:12 UTC
I'm sorry to keep spamming this, but, the system will boot with acpi=off as a boot parameter.  I tried booting the 4.6.3 kernel installed from updates with just that change, and the system came up.  (It didn't shut down correctly, but I'm assuming that's because it couldn't power down the system with ACPI off.)

Comment 6 Francois Cartegnie 2016-07-17 19:13:33 UTC
Same here. Asus UX305UA no longer boots after upgrade to 4.5.7-300.fc24.
previously booting 4.5.7-200.fc23.

Just black screen and cpu high.
No hybrid graphics.
acpi=off solves it

Comment 7 Francois Cartegnie 2016-07-18 13:25:48 UTC
seems video related.
i915.modeset=0 always boots

Comment 8 Francois Cartegnie 2016-07-27 14:06:09 UTC
Seems bug 1353103 duplicate.

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