Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 190738
Graphical startup screen hangs with kernel 2.6.16-1.2107_FC5
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:31 EST
Description of problem:
After updating the kernel version from 2.6.16-1.2096_FC5 to 2.6.16-1.2107_FC5
the init procedure hangs with a black screen with a (working) cross pointer in
the mid. The only way to start the system is to kill the X-server woth
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. The init procedures goes on successfully until the text
login screen is shown. After a few seconds the X-server is automatically started
once again and everything works as expected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.start the system selecting kernel on the grub screen
2.wait for the X-server hang at the first start of the component
graphical starup screen with "Show Details" button etc
System startup of 2.6.16-2096_FC% works perfectly even after the installation of
newer kernel 2.6.16-1.2107_FC5 .
The system is a Dell Latitude C800 notebook.
The FC5 installation was possible only by disabling the monitor recognition; a
normal procedure resulted in a X-server hang. After the installation the
1400x1050 Dell Laptop monitor was selected and works perfectly with both
mentioned kernel version. Nothing changes if a "generic LCD 1400x1050" screen is
I see the same problem on a Lattitude D600. Just hangs after devd. Every time.
Marking as duplicate.
Lots of problems with that kernel. I believe it's been pulled.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 190575 ***