Description of problem:
I performed a sudo yum update which brought me to kernel 2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64. Upon boot, I did not get past the screen with a progress bar on the bottom. It got all the way to the right and did nothing else. Booting without the kernel arguments "rhgb" and "silent" reveals the last line seen to be "Starting Wait for Plymouth Booth Screen to Quit".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Perform a sudo yum update to include kernel 2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64 and boot.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Perform a sudo yum update to include kernel 2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64
2. Reboot, allowing the new kernel to boot, without the "rhgb" and "silent" kernel arguments
3. Wait for the stop at "Starting Wait for Plymouth Booth Screen to Quit"
System stops booting at "Starting Wait for Plymouth Booth Screen to Quit"
System to boot as normal
I performed this update on a 32-bit laptop and did not have the issue. Obviously we are not talking the 64-bit kernel, however, the kernel version is otherwise the same.
Additionally, the workaround for me was to boot the previous kernel.
I was able to get around this thanks to the help of Southern_Gentlem on freenodes #fedora by doing: yum install akmod-nvidia
This bug still exists in 188.8.131.52-1.fc15.x86_64 I find it is highly repeatable on cold starts, but the boot process completes about 30% of the time on warm reboots. Running on a Lenovo T420s with intel/nvidia hybrid graphics
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