Bug 835069 - Boot hangs if "rhgb quiet" options not used
Boot hangs if "rhgb quiet" options not used
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-06-25 08:39 EDT by Paul Howarth
Modified: 2013-08-01 09:37 EDT (History)
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Screenshot of messages at time of freeze (1.46 MB, image/jpeg)
2012-07-15 14:23 EDT, bob mckay
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Description Paul Howarth 2012-06-25 08:39:53 EDT
After upgrading to Fedora 17 I've found that my system won't boot unless I leave the "rhgb quiet" options enabled on the kernel command line. I see teh system booting as normal and the last message that appears is:

fb: conflicting fb hw usage radeondrmfb vs VESA VGA - removing generic driver

The boot hangs at that point and doesn't progress even if left for several minutes. With the "rhgb quiet" options, the message still appears in the logs but the system boots up quickly and without issue.

lspci reports the graphics card as:
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV620 LE [Radeon HD 3450]

I'm unable to capture the logs of a failed boot as the system doesn't get far enough to detect any disks to write logs to.

Any suggestions of what I could do to help debug this?
Comment 1 bob mckay 2012-07-15 14:23:11 EDT
Created attachment 598323 [details]
Screenshot of messages at time of freeze

Sorry about the image quality - the phone camera is having problems finding the focal distance to the screen.
Comment 2 bob mckay 2012-07-15 14:24:24 EDT
I'm seeing the same problem. Fortunately not as reliably as Paul - on the two systems it occurs on, boots succeed about 50% of the time, so I assume that there is some kind of race condition involved. (unfortunately this doesn't help me a lot, as the systems need to be rebootable remotely). 

Attaching a mobile phone screenshot of the final part of the log (I can try to video it if that would be useful). 
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