On 13 August 2012 20:45, William Henry <whenry(a)redhat.com> wrote:
Just wondering if anyone else experienced this problem in the last week or
so with Fedora 17.
My machine notified my of updates last Wednesday. I went ahead with the
updates. Without warning my screen sort-of flashed and then the machine
rebooted. However it would not boot but instead hung (right after the common
That's not a great sign, I don't think doing an update is supposed to
reboot the machine automatically. It's likely your system crashed
(either hardware or software) and if that happened during an update
you might be in an awkward place. Alternatively something got
installed that was sufficiently broken that it caused a crash (though
I don't think that would affect X until you restarted X). Or it just
happens that one of the updates doesn't work for you and the restart
bad font type message). My machine will boot in level 3 mode and I
startx in that mode - though it doesn't manage to run the gnome 3 interface.
I've tried several pretty useless changes - useless in that though they came
up in google searches they really don't seem to have anything to do with the
issue. I've looked at /var/log/messages with some other experts and we can't
see anything that stands out. The issue seems to be an Xorg problem and I'm
not sure how I can reconfigure. I've tried running: "Xorg :1 configure"
that didn't do anything. I don't see any system-config-monitor or anything
like that anymore. So I'm not sure what to do to get gnome 3 back working.
Anyone any ideas/similar issues? As I said I can boot in level 3 and run
startx but I still hang on a normal boot.
I'd look at the yum log (/var/log/yum.log) for the update and try
reinstalling all implicated packages (assuming you have a network
connection available). If there are X related packages upgraded try
rolling them back if possible (I'm assuming that if there's a kernel
update in the window you've already tried booting the previous one).
Might also be worth finding the /var/log/boot.log that corresponds to
one of the failed boots.