Bug 727633 - Boot Hangs with Kernel 2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64 at "Starting Wait for Plymouth Booth Screen to Quit"
Summary: Boot Hangs with Kernel 2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64 at "Starting Wait for Plymouth Bo...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plymouth
Version: 15
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-02 16:46 UTC by sgtphou
Modified: 2012-08-07 18:29 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-07 18:29:37 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description sgtphou 2011-08-02 16:46:30 UTC
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):

How reproducible:
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"
Actual results:
System stops booting at "Starting Wait for Plymouth Booth Screen to Quit"

Expected results:
System to boot as normal

Additional info:
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.

Comment 1 sgtphou 2011-08-02 16:51:31 UTC
Additionally, the workaround for me was to boot the previous kernel.

Comment 2 sgtphou 2011-08-02 17:20:06 UTC
I was able to get around this thanks to the help of Southern_Gentlem on freenodes #fedora by doing: yum install akmod-nvidia

Comment 3 Ike Stewart 2012-01-10 23:10:25 UTC
This bug still exists in 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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