Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 236559
upgrade of kernel after 2.6.19-1.2911.6.5.fc6
Last modified: 2008-02-07 23:28:14 EST
Description of problem: I have three machines that I run fedora core 6 on.
Everytime I try to upgrade to a new kernel after 2.6.19-1.2911.6.5.fc6 I get
numerous errors and sometimes kernel panics.
three machines are a dell laptop, intel pentiumD 2.8 ghz desktop, and an amd
64 1.8 ghz desktop.
they are all currently running fc6 i586 -
when I update the laptop all seems fine except I loose the paste function of
the scroll wheel on my mouse - when I boot to old kernel I have the function
when I update the pentiumD desktop it just crashes and has a different error
everytime - even if I change the runelevel to three it still crashes.
sometimes a kernel dump sometimes it just hangs on starting x or starting
different processes. but when I boot back to 2.6.19-1.2911.6.5.fc6 all works
fine and it boots great.
I haven't even tried to update the amd64 machine - due to these errors I don't
want to go to the trouble of doing it until I get a clean update on the other
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
by updating the kernel and rebooting
Steps to Reproduce:
1. update kernel via yum
3. and then all errors commence.
crashes and hangs on reboots
suppose to boot up fine without any problems and as the same as the
Additional info: see above description
also on the laptop when x starts and I have external monitor attached the
laptop goes to sleep and I have to open the lid to push the power button and
it comes back - but I have to also hit altf7 to get it back
when I boot back to the 2.6.19-1.2911.6.5.fc6 kernel this problem goes away
(In reply to comment #0)
> Description of problem: I have three machines that I run fedora core 6 on.
> they are all currently running fc6 i586 -
> when I update the laptop all seems fine except I loose the paste function of
> the scroll wheel on my mouse - when I boot to old kernel I have the function
Make sure you are using /dev/input/mice for your X pointing device.
Do not use /dev/input/mouseX or /dev/input/eventX as those numbers
For the other problems, we need to see the error messages.
it is using /dev/input/mice -
as far as error messages go there really is none
when I update past the 2.6.19-1.2911.6.5.fc6 kernel goofy things happen like
it would stop on random process during the startup - X never starts up and
when it does start up things like the menus are always behind open windows.
so I don't really know what to do or what to send as far as error messages the
systems just don't act right when update past that kernel.
this is both xen and non xen kernels. and it happens after I do a clean
install and run yum update -
(This is a mass-update to all current FC6 kernel bugs in NEW state)
I'm reviewing this bug list as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt
to isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug, however this version of Fedora is no longer
Please attempt to reproduce this bug with a current version of Fedora (presently
Fedora 8). If the bug no longer exists, please close the bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no further information lodged.
Thanks for using Fedora!
Per the previous comment in this bug, I am closing it as INSUFFICIENT_DATA,
since no information has been lodged for over 30 days.
Please re-open this bug or file a new one if you can provide the requested data,
and thanks for filing the original report!