Bug 505772 - Boot hangs with HAL and avahi failures, maybe because of dbus
Summary: Boot hangs with HAL and avahi failures, maybe because of dbus
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Richard Hughes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-06-13 16:51 UTC by Eric LANDES
Modified: 2010-06-28 12:58 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 12:58:16 UTC

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Content of /var/log/messages (73.98 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-13 16:51 UTC, Eric LANDES
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Description Eric LANDES 2009-06-13 16:51:43 UTC
Created attachment 347752 [details]
Content of /var/log/messages

Description of problem:
After doing a preupgrade from Fedora 10 xfce to Fedora 11, boot hangs (it just displays the Fedora 11 boot bar). Messages on console say that HAL and avahi services failed to start. But logs in /var/log/messages seem to indicate a dbus problem. 

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Comment 1 Daniel Thompson 2009-06-15 19:15:37 UTC
I also observed this problem after using preupgrade to move from F10 to F11. It had me acting a little grumpy for an half hour or so since it rendered my primary laptop inoperable.

Fortunately after running 'hald --verbose --daemon=no' I noticed something towards the end about SELinux denying hald access to the things it needs. After I switched SELinux to permissive mode the system booted perfectly.

I'm quite happy to gather any logs that are useful to diagnose the problem (and am likely to be competent to do so ;-). Just say the word.

Comment 2 Eric LANDES 2009-06-15 20:07:26 UTC
Indeed, after adding selinux=0 in grub.conf, boot phase is OK. 

Now, it's the Xorg process which is (often) at 100%, but there are already several bugs on this subject.

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