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Re: F10 hard lock issue

On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 12:03 PM, Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com> wrote:
> Richard Shaw wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 10:48 PM, gary artim <gartim gmail com> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 7:16 PM, Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 gmail com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> I just upgraded my wife's laptop to F10 from F9 using preupgrade.
>>>> other than not having enough free space (had to make some) the install
>>>> went perfectly. Now I'm having a lockup issue.
>>>> When it first starts everything hard locks. Then I hear the DvD head
>>>> moving, some time later I can turn the caps lock on and off but there
>>>> is a significant delay. Also, the mouse cursor works but nothing else
>>>> does. I can't do Ctl-Alt-Backspace or get to any of the virtual
>>>> terminals. Scanning through /var/log/messages I don't see anything
>>>> useful. Any ideas on where to start? This thing was rock solid under
>>>> F9.
>>>> Compaq laptop Turion 64 1.8GHz w/ Radeon 200M chipset. 1GB system ram.
>>>> Broadcom wireless using native driver.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Richard
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>>> you could try adding to the grub boot screen a trailing 3 to boot without
>>> a graphics interface...then login as root and type 'yum update'.
>>> That's if you can
>>> get this far... -- Gary
>> Actually I did end up trying something like that, so it is now fully
>> updated...
>> Here's a few conditions I've discovered:
>> When I log in it seems I have 10-25 minutes before it locks.
>> If I don't log (leave at login screen) in it does not lock up, but it
>> locks up almost immediately when I do log in.
>> It's seems to only be a GUI lock. I can SSH into the machine, however
>> top doesn't show any process using 100% cpu.
>> Any and all ideas are appreceated. This is actually the wife's laptop
>> which I recently converted to linux. She was a happy F9 user but when
>> my preupgrade upgrade went so well on my laptop I decided to upgrade
>> her's as well. Needless to say she's less than thrilled right now.
> You must be a newlywed to mess with your wife's *anything* until/unless you
> are asked to do so. My wife is still on FC7, and she is happy with it. She
> is behind two levels of firewall, and her (seamonkey) browser is fully
> updated, and mail goes through my corporate filters, not some ISP.
> You might diddle the graphics settings on the boot line, video= and/or
> xdriver= may help. Post video hardware and dmesg details here, hopefully
> someone can offer useful hints.
> Good luck!
> --
> Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>

Well so far today it has been working. BTW, is there a command line
way to get network manager to connect to wireless? I went to console
on boot up and was trying to get a connection without logging in (so
it wouldn't lock up) but couldn't find a way. I ending up logging in
and immediately going to a virtual terminal.

It's a Radeon 200M video chipset, Plymouth looks great BTW. I was
thinking of disabling selinux since I was getting AVC errors in the
system tray, something about updatedb trying to access .gconf2. I did
the restorecon -v thing it suggested but don't know if it's related to
the lockup issue.

Actually it just locked up when I was typing this message. Gmail saved
the draft and I'm finishing it from my laptop. Something interesting
to note. I used to fix most issues like this by doing a gdm-restart.
Now under F10 I'm getting "Operation not supported". I did a
gdm-safe-restart and then the lapop locked up fully (I lost my ssh
session and couldn't log back in.). The requested dmesg output to
follow. I've got it saved to a text file but have to get it off her
computer or post it before it locks up.


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