Bug 425767 - 2.6.23.* kernel causes hang during starting udev
2.6.23.* kernel causes hang during starting udev
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Reported: 2007-12-15 04:05 EST by TonyCrouch
Modified: 2008-06-16 22:56 EDT (History)
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Description TonyCrouch 2007-12-15 04:05:08 EST
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Description of problem:
On installing any kernel with the architecture 2.6.23.* my compaq nx9010 notebook refuses to boot. In particular, it "hangs" at the "Starting udev" stage of the boot process.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ensure 2.6.23.* kernel is installed.
2. Boot laptop
3. Laptop will "hang" while "starting udev" is displayed.

Actual Results:
Notebook refuses to boot.

Expected Results:
Notebook should boot successfully.

Additional info:
This problem occurs on all kernels beginning with 2.6.23.*

Here is the output of /sbin/lspci:
[tony@localhost ~]$ /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS200/RS200M AGP Bridge [IGP 340M] (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc PCI Bridge [IGP 340M]
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533/M1535 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV/V/V+]
00:08.0 Modem: ALi Corporation M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller
00:09.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4303 802.11b Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 50)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 50)
00:0b.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 51)
00:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon IGP 330M/340M/350M

Here is the output of my /sbin/lsmod:
[tony@localhost ~]$ /sbin/lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
vfat                   16193  1 
fat                    53341  1 vfat
usb_storage            77313  1 
autofs4                24773  2 
hidp                   26689  2 
rfcomm                 44377  0 
l2cap                  30401  10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth              57893  5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
sunrpc                161981  1 
nf_conntrack_netbios_ns     7104  0 
nf_conntrack_ipv4      15049  2 
ipt_REJECT              8641  2 
iptable_filter          7105  1 
ip_tables              16517  1 iptable_filter
nf_conntrack_ipv6      23505  2 
xt_state                6593  4 
nf_conntrack           63049  4 nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_state
nfnetlink               9945  3 nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ipv6,nf_conntrack
xt_tcpudp               7233  8 
ip6t_REJECT             9537  2 
ip6table_filter         6849  1 
ip6_tables             17669  1 ip6table_filter
x_tables               18629  6 ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,xt_state,xt_tcpudp,ip6t_REJECT,ip6_tables
dm_mirror              25153  0 
dm_multipath           21961  0 
dm_mod                 57089  2 dm_mirror,dm_multipath
video                  20937  0 
sbs                    22729  0 
button                 12113  0 
dock                   13921  0 
battery                14149  0 
ac                      9285  0 
radeon                116961  3 
drm                    80085  4 radeon
ipv6                  277957  22 nf_conntrack_ipv6,ip6t_REJECT
snd_ali5451            25933  2 
snd_ac97_codec         96613  1 snd_ali5451
ac97_bus                6465  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_dummy           7877  0 
snd_seq_oss            33473  0 
snd_seq_midi_event     11073  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                50609  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device         11981  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss            43457  0 
snd_mixer_oss          19521  2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                74949  3 snd_ali5451,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
i2c_ali1535            10821  0 
ssb                    35269  0 
parport_pc             30821  0 
i2c_ali15x3            11589  0 
firewire_ohci          20801  0 
snd_timer              24901  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
floppy                 58661  0 
parport                38281  1 parport_pc
snd                    53317  11 snd_ali5451,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
firewire_core          43137  1 firewire_ohci
i2c_core               27841  2 i2c_ali1535,i2c_ali15x3
soundcore              11681  2 snd
bcm43xx               420705  0 
ieee80211softmac       35393  1 bcm43xx
natsemi                31521  0 
snd_page_alloc         14281  1 snd_pcm
crc_itu_t               6337  1 firewire_core
ieee80211              35593  2 bcm43xx,ieee80211softmac
ieee80211_crypt        10049  1 ieee80211
sr_mod                 20837  0 
sg                     37469  0 
cdrom                  37089  1 sr_mod
joydev                 13825  0 
ata_generic            11589  0 
pata_ali               14529  3 
libata                118321  2 ata_generic,pata_ali
sd_mod                 31297  6 
scsi_mod              140749  5 usb_storage,sr_mod,sg,libata,sd_mod
ext3                  125641  2 
jbd                    59881  1 ext3
mbcache                12485  1 ext3
ehci_hcd               35405  0 
ohci_hcd               23877  0 
uhci_hcd               27089  0 

If there is any further information you require, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2007-12-18 17:18:16 EST
Try the workarounds from https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KernelCommonProblems

Also, this bug may be fixed in kernel which will go into
testing soon.
Comment 2 TonyCrouch 2007-12-29 01:10:48 EST
Hi Chuck,
Thanks for the link and the information regarding the new kernel.

I am currently on holidays and won't get an opportunity to try the problems
listed in the link until late January.

I will update this bug at the earliest opportunity ... stay tuned.

Thanks again.
Comment 3 TonyCrouch 2008-01-08 03:27:21 EST
Hi Chuck, 
Am just wanting to let you know I have tried most of the things on the "common
problems" section, but all seem to be to no avail.

I have since tried to update my kernel to: kernel-, but this
does not work. So, I am still currently using kernel-

If there is anything I can do to help you with this bug just let me know.

Comment 4 TonyCrouch 2008-01-16 05:15:48 EST
Just thought I would add that I have also tried the workarounds suggested at the
following website:


Neither of these suggestions, (1 - adding the acpi commands to the boot options
& 2 - disabling the b43 modules in modprobe) worked successfully.

When trying option (2) the system still hung without warning at the "starting
udev" prompt.

When trying option (1) & (2) the still hung at this point but also produced the
following error message:

Disabling IRQ#10

Just thought I should make mention in case it helps.

Thank you for your assistance.

Comment 5 TonyCrouch 2008-04-14 20:51:25 EDT
Am just wanting to let you know I have finally got the chance to update my
kernel to:


But unfortuantely, my system still hangs at the "Starting udev" phase when booting.

I am a little bit hesitant with regards to doing a fresh-install of F8 as I
believe (and please correct me if I am wrong) the default kernel is of
architecture 2.6.23.*, so going by my machine's past habits it will load and
then refuse to boot leaving me with an unworkable system and having to reload F7
from scratch ... definitely not a fun prospect.

If there's anything I can do to help this case in its progress, just ask.

Thanks again.

All the best.

Tony Crouch
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