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Bug 143485 - Hangs while "Initializing Hardware..."
Hangs while "Initializing Hardware..."
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2004-12-21 10:46 EST by Damon Chaplin
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:14 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-24 23:26:30 EDT
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Description Damon Chaplin 2004-12-21 10:46:37 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:

     Starting udev:
     Initializing hardware... storage network audio

(The laptop has an nVidia GeForce 2 Go chip, if that matters.)
Comment 1 Damon Chaplin 2004-12-21 17:26:21 EST
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?
Comment 2 Sitsofe Wheeler 2004-12-22 04:47:50 EST
If you edit grub and remove "rhgb" does it get further?
Comment 3 Damon Chaplin 2004-12-22 06:37:09 EST
No, it stops at exactly the same place.
Comment 4 Marcin Wołyniak 2005-01-09 04:46:07 EST
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. 
Comment 5 Marcin Wołyniak 2005-01-09 05:20:03 EST
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?
Comment 6 Marc BOZENKO 2005-02-04 08:57:54 EST
The same effect on fresh install of FC3 on an EPIA M10000.
Comment 7 Dave Jones 2005-02-13 00:06:55 EST
any better with the latest updates ?  Are you using NVIDIA's driver ?
Comment 8 Damon Chaplin 2005-06-22 13:46:23 EDT
This seems to be fixed in FC4. It now boots up fine on my laptop.

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