Bug 470468 - Plymouth keeps running if X fails to start
Plymouth keeps running if X fails to start
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plymouth (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-07 06:17 EST by Martin Klapetek
Modified: 2009-12-18 01:46 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Martin Klapetek 2008-11-07 06:17:48 EST
Description of problem:
When I have some errors in xorg.conf because of which the X won't start, the plymouth won't shut down (nor even notifies the user) and just keeps running forever with progressbar at 100% and active animations.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make some mess in xorg.conf so the X won't start
2. Restart computer with plymouth enabled (vga=... kernel param)
Actual results:
Plymouth just keeps running forever, progressbar stops at 100%, animations are animating and nothing else is happening

Expected results:
Somehow notify the user, that the X failed to start, either show him the X log, or switch to console login or anything else...

Additional info:
I'm using Fedora 10 Preview
Comment 1 Martin Klapetek 2008-11-07 11:33:51 EST
I've made a small mistake in the problem description, actually the animations do not go on forever, they stop when the progress bar reaches its end.
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-11-11 11:10:38 EST
plymouth quits before X tries to start.  If plymouth is still animating then it means upstart never tried to start X.
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-11-11 11:12:20 EST
I'm thinking you're two problems are related, so I'm going to dupe this one to the other one.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 470471 ***
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-11-11 12:19:37 EST
reopening because of bug 470471 comment 11
Comment 5 Craig Beal 2008-11-12 13:54:21 EST
I think I have the same or a related bug.  I'm running a dual-core dell pentium D with an ATI video card (R300 I believe).  I used the netinstall disk to upgrade a working F9 install to F10 preview.  Plymouth works AOK out of the box, but stalls at 100% progressbar.  The animations stop and the system is hung.  If I pass 'nomodeset', it drops into X with gdm. However, rendering of text is messed up once in. Portions of text in a variety of applications (terminal, web browser, etc.) just disappear.  I assumed that this was because of a problem with the way the graphics card is being initialized, but I realized it could be something else too.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 23:57:42 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 7 Marc Schwartz 2008-12-09 10:47:42 EST
Not sure if this is related, but noted this behavior with today's kernel update.

I have an nVidia GPU and I use the nVidia installer, rather than the Livna/RPMFusion RPMs.

Typically, when booting to a new kernel, X will of course fail, until the nVidia driver is installed.

In such a case, the graphical boot process would "gracefully" fail and leave me at a text mode console, where I could login as root, re-install the nVidia driver and then run 'init 5' to get back into X.

After today's kernel update, Plymouth seems to just leave me at a black screen after X fails to start.  I can type letters at the screen, but to no avail. There is no login prompt, etc.

If this behavior is not related, let me know and I will file a separate bug.
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