Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90897
Kernel-smp hangs when looking for new hardware
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
I upgraded from kernel-smp 2.4.20-9 to 2.4.20-13.9, as it was made available.
Upon re-booting, a load of error messages flashed past me when checking for
module depenedencies - the last readable message was something about
a segmentation violation for audigy (I have a Soundblaster audigy card fitted,
and it works fine with 2.4.20-9).
Then upon reaching "Checking for new hardware", the system hangs. I can hit
Ctrl-Alt-Del, and it switches to runlevel 6, but nothing else will cause a response.
I had to reboot and run an interactive boot session, to bypass kudzu starting
(and most other services - when I first tried it also hung on starting the
Then I had to re-install 2.4.20-9 - I was disappointed that the upgrade process
did not leave the previous kernel in the /boot partition and grub. I would have
thought this would be an elementary precaution.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insure Audigy card is installed and working.
2. Upgrade to kernel-smp-2.4.20-13.9
Actual Results: Hangs seraching for new hardware.
Expected Results: System boots.
Should be fixed in current errata. Let me know if not
Yes, the problem has gone away.
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