Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505772
Boot hangs with HAL and avahi failures, maybe because of dbus
Last modified: 2010-06-28 08:58:16 EDT
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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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.
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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