Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 425767
2.6.23.* kernel causes hang during starting udev
Last modified: 2008-06-16 22:56:00 EDT
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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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ensure 2.6.23.* kernel is installed.
2. Boot laptop
3. Laptop will "hang" while "starting udev" is displayed.
Notebook refuses to boot.
Notebook should boot successfully.
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.
Try the workarounds from https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KernelCommonProblems
Also, this bug may be fixed in kernel 22.214.171.124-51.fc7 which will go into
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.
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-126.96.36.199-52.fc7, but this
does not work. So, I am still currently using kernel-188.8.131.52-91.fc7.
If there is anything I can do to help you with this bug just let me know.
Just thought I would add that I have also tried the workarounds suggested at the
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
When trying option (1) & (2) the still hung at this point but also produced the
following error message:
Just thought I should make mention in case it helps.
Thank you for your assistance.
Am just wanting to let you know I have finally got the chance to update my
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.
All the best.
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