Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 847439
3 of 4 times the boot hangs with black screen immediately after grub starts loading the kernel
Last modified: 2012-08-18 02:28:03 EDT
Description of problem:
Since i upgraded to 3.5.0-2.fc17.x86_64 most times when booting
the system hangs immediately after grub tries to load the
kernel. The grub(2) menu appears and after starting to load
the named choice the screen goes black and that's it. I even
do not see any disk activity when looking at the HD LED. I
have to press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to restart.
When it works, the screen gets black, then dark grey and the
usual Fedora bubble begins to fill in the middle of the screen.
With the kernel before (3.4.6-2.fc17.x86_64) this never happened.
Probably it has to do with the graphics chip:
An on board ATI Technologies Inc 760G [Radeon 3000]
or probably with my old monitor connected via VGA. At boot
time i always get messages, that the EDID is not recognized,
what does not surprise me as i guess this old thing (one of
the first LCD flatscreens) does not deliver any. However,
with the previous kernel this was no problem. This kernel
is still on disk and when i choose this one in the grub
menu it still boots always as expected, so i'd say, there's
nothing else gone bad with my hardware.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install Fedora 17 with latest updates on a machine like mine:
Asus Board M5A78L-M-LE with ATI 760G on board graphics, old
LCD connected via VGA and boot
Steps to Reproduce:
During 3 of 4 boots the machine hangs without visible activity
- no disk no screen. Ctrl-Alt-Delete works, so it is not
Successful boot every time.
It's more just annoying then a real problem. Fedora 17 runs
very well and i really like Fedora.
Problem is gone with 3.5.1-1.fc17.