On 2015-06-18 12:54, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
I just installed F22 (KDE spin) from scratch on a new Dell M6800.
Live CD seemed to run okay, but when I try to boot the installed OS, it
(almost¹) invariably freezes when I try to log in. The machine is
effectively unusable as a result.
HEY! Turns out I *really can't log in*!
I managed to persuade the machine to bring the network up on startup,
and *I can't log in remotely either*. Same symptoms; as soon as I try,
the machine locks up. KDM remains more or less responsive, but TTY
switching, which would otherwise work, results in a permanently black
Oh... and /var/log/messages isn't actually just unhelpful, it's
*corrupt*... both less and vi show a bunch of '^@' special characters
where recent log entries ought to be. I have (many) entries from June 5,
then one or two fragments from June 14 and again from today... but
literally just a few lines, *nothing* like the hundreds of lines I
*should* have from a normal boot-up.