Bug 969474 - system hangs after login
system hangs after login
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nouveau (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ben Skeggs
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-05-31 09:53 EDT by Tom Van Vleck
Modified: 2014-02-05 16:36 EST (History)
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Description Tom Van Vleck 2013-05-31 09:53:02 EDT
Description of problem:
System freezes about 4 times in 5 after entering boot password,
showing the spinning-wheel cursor.  Mouse doesn't track.
Have to reboot.  Don't see anything useful in the log.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 18, freshly installed.  
kernel 3.9.4-200.fc18.x86_64 #1 SMP 

How reproducible:
Happens almost every time.  
Retrying may hang again or succeed.
Editing grub commandline before booting doesn't help consistently.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot system
2. enter return to select user
3. give password

Actual results:
system hangs

Expected results:
gnome desktop should show.

Additional info:
tried adding nomodeset on the grub linux command line.  login succeeded but graphics flashed and jiggled to the point of unusability.

removed rhgb from grub linux command line, system boots OK. 

This is an Acer machine with a GeForce 7100 video card.  lspci says
VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C73 [GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i]
Comment 1 Tom Van Vleck 2013-06-02 17:12:49 EDT
Oops, I take it back, removing rhgb is not enough to make the system book OK. Sometimes it hangs, sometimes it doesn't.  

Last line displayed before the freeze is "started account service"
Comment 2 Tom Van Vleck 2013-06-03 10:31:54 EDT
Froze on boot again.  This time the last 5 lines are
[ OK ] Started Accounts Service
[ 20.760350 ] iscsi: registered transport (be2iscsi)
[ 20.760603 ] In beiscsi_module_init, tt-ffffffffa04a7000
[ OK ] Started GNOME Display Manager.
[ OK ] Started NTP client/server.

Tried again.  Froze.
This time the last few lines are 
[ OK ] Started Login Service.
[ OK ] Started NTP client/server.
[ OK ] Started GNOME Display Manager.
[ OK ] Started RealtimeKit Scheduling Policy Service.
      Starting Authorization Manager...
[ OK ] Started Authorization Manager.
[ OK ] Started Accounts Service.
[ OK ] Started LSB: Starts and stops login iSCSI daemon..

Worked the third time.
Comment 3 Tom Van Vleck 2013-06-06 09:52:47 EDT
I got my system to boot yesterday after 3 tries and got the alert that there were updates, some of which changed XOrg stuff.  Oboy, I thought, maybe it will change my problem.  Sure did.  I have tried to boot 8 times and it froze each time.  The last few times the last visible message is "Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized"

My system is completely unusable.  Is there anything I can do to debug this problem or to bypass the hang?
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