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Re: F10 hard lock issue



On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 2:31 PM, gary artim <gartim gmail com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 7:57 PM, Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 gmail com> wrote:
>> 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.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Richard
>>
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>
> I had problems with a fglrx (radeon) driver and have an open ticket
> which never went far.  I went so far as to get a serial cable and
> captured the logs from an alternate system - i forget the exact
> message but it pointed to the driver. I then switch X drivers from
> fglrx to radeon and no freezes. maybe boot to runlevel 3, switch
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf from fglrx to radeon -- not sure it this is the
> correct protocal for changing the X drive (please correct if wrong),
> then start X (startx). Note that when I had this kind of problem I
> could boot in runlevel 3 and startx with the original driver and it
> wouldn't freeze -- strange. With the radeon driver it worked no
> matter.  -- gary
>

Note: this was on fc9, _note_ fc10, forgot to mention -- gary


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