Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 432708
22.214.171.124-80.fc7 Hangs right before rhgb
Last modified: 2008-05-28 18:07:13 EDT
Description of problem:
Yesterday, we upgraded 200 of our machines (the packages/versions are identical
across all of these systems) from kernel 126.96.36.199-34.fc7 to 188.8.131.52-80.fc7.
Most of the systems run fine, however, about a dozen of our systems (Dell
gx260's) with the hardware configuration listed below hang on a black screen as
they launch Xorg for the rhgb process. I've tried ssh/pinging the boxes, sending
ctrl+alt+del, sending ctrl+alt+f2, ctrl+alt+backspace, etc, but they do not
respond at all (These systems run fine under 184.108.40.206-34.fc7).
On top of that, these systems boot fine into runlevel 3, and from there "startx"
can reliably start Xorg with the proper display settings.
package versions to note on these systems:
How reproducible: 75% of the time, on affected systems
Steps to Reproduce:
1. upgrade to 220.127.116.11-80.fc7
hangs right before rhgb
Created attachment 294846 [details]
Created attachment 294847 [details]
Created attachment 294848 [details]
Does removing "rhgb" from the kernel boot options fix the problem?
The systems don't crash when rhgb is not used. It's a good enough fix for us,
but it doesn't explain what is going on.
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