Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 196413
PC freezes at login screen
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:35 EST
Description of problem:
I've tried installing FC5 several times now, always the same result.
Fedora boots fine, until it gets to the login screen. The login screen fails to
appear, or it freezes on the login screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start PC
2. Select FC5 in Grub
Freezes on login splash screen.
The ability to login.
Motherboard: Asus P5P800-VM - using integrated graphics
CPU: Pentium D 830 3.0Ghz
Does anyone have ANY ideas or theories? Maybe the MB is incompatible with
Fedora? I've tested my memory with memtest86, and windows pro x64 runs fine.
After some advice from fedoraforum.org, I changed my init runlevel to 3 at
startup. Then I logged in and used startx to run gnome, and it worked. Then I
updated everything with YUM.
But no luck, I still can't logout, end session, shutdown, etc without crashing.
And I can't have my init runlevel at 5 at startup.
logging in a similar fashion, i pressed ctrl-alt-f1 and pressed ctrl-c. I got a
Also when I compiled my own vanilla kernel, that ran beautifully without any issues.
It sounds like some sort of X issue. Note when you change your init runlevel to
3, rhgb doesn't get run.
It sounds like things crash the second time the X server is run.
Also you might want to confirm if this happens only on the dual core systems.
Is kdump enabled by default in the fc5 x86_64 kernel? I can take a shot at
getting the panic down and emailing it.
Could you please upgrade to FC6 and confirm that the problem is there as well. I
am afraid, that there is going to be less support for installation issues with
FC5, now when new Fedora is out. Sorry for bothering you.
Setting status to NEEDINFO (please, click on the checkbox below to mark this bug
I'm now away from my PC. I will be able to do that only after jan 2. will
provide you more information then. Sorry, can't be of much help till then.
Anyway, when I'm running my own kernel on FC5, I've absolutely no issues. So I
don't think its an X issue.
I've just upgraded to FC6. It does not freeze anymore on bootup. I will run it
for some more time to be sure. By tomorrow I will have a more definitive answer.
It does not freeze anymore! :)