Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 199518
Firstboot fails to start
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:38 EST
Description of problem:
Firstboot fails to start in graphical mode and fails to start text mode.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install using boot.iso and NFS from local repository (rawhide 2007-07-19)
2. unselect RHGB in software selection
3. install and reboot
Firstboot fails to start with default VESA config on several attempts
does not attempt firstboot-tui
|Traceback (most recent call last):
| File "/usr/sbin/firstboot", line 111, in ?
| RaiseRuntimeError, "Could not start any firstboot interface"
|RuntimeError: Could not start any firstboot interface
even without RHGB, firstboot should start or fall back to the TUI
work1.private testbed machine: Celeron (Coppermine) @ 600MHz 256MB RAW
MSI mobo based on VIA chipset
Trident Cyberblade/i1 on mobo RTL-8139 NIC on mobo
Are there any X logs in /tmp? If so, please attach them to this bug so we can
figure out why X is not starting. For firstboot, it probably should boot into
the text interface if the graphical one does fail to start. Thanks for the
With today's rawhide (2006-07-22) I could not reproduce this bug.
I unchecked RHGB as usual and installed. The only problem was that I had to
"move aside" /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d/localuser.sh (as mentioned as a cure for a
gdm bug in the test list.)
Firstboot came up and worked with X-windows just fine. It did dump the
soundcard module and the display module is currently disabled, so everything
I'd suggest closing this off with a "RAWHIDE" disposition.