Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143485
Hangs while "Initializing Hardware..."
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:14:15 EST
I just did a fairly basic install of FC3 alongside Windows ME on my
Toshiba 2805-S402 laptop. (FC2 worked fine on this laptop.)
Unfortunately it hangs when booting, right after:
Initializing hardware... storage network audio
(The laptop has an nVidia GeForce 2 Go chip, if that matters.)
Actually I didn't have FC2 on the laptop before. I think it was RH9.
I just tried FC2 and it booted, but when it did the initial sound
test the sound wasn't correct (much too slow and choppy) and sound
was turned off.
So I suspect a problem with the sound chip. It is reported as a
Yamaha YMF-754. I think the snd-ymfpci module was used.
Is there a boot option to skip the sound setup?
If you edit grub and remove "rhgb" does it get further?
No, it stops at exactly the same place.
The same effect on fresh install of FC3 on old Dell Latitude 500GX.
Previously installed FC2 worked. After installation, on firstboot conf
reboot it hangs at exactly same stage. I commented out the whole
section on initializing hrdwr in rc.sysinit and it startup goes further.
Additional news: only audio section hangs the computer. Command
`modprobe snd-nm256' hangs with following text: PCI: Enabling device
0000:01:00.1 (0000 -> 0002). Any ideas?
The same effect on fresh install of FC3 on an EPIA M10000.
any better with the latest updates ? Are you using NVIDIA's driver ?
This seems to be fixed in FC4. It now boots up fine on my laptop.