Well so I got it froze elsewhere now. However, the freeze happens
before the login loads up only when I add to the kernel line
"acpi=no". Otherwise, it boots up, let's me enter username and
password at login and then freezes there.
On 2-Sep-08, at 11:50 AM, Nigel Henry wrote:
On Tuesday 02 September 2008 18:21, Kyle Lanigan wrote:
> On 2-Sep-08, at 8:55 AM, Fernando Apesteguía wrote:
>> On 9/2/08, Timothy Murphy <gayleard(a)eircom.net> wrote:
>>> Kyle Lanigan wrote:
>>>>>>> Have you tried logging in in text mode?
>>>>> Earlier you might have been able to enter text mode by Ctrl-Alt-
>>>>> or alternatively by using something like Knoppix to edit /etc/
>>>>> and change id:5 to id:3 .
>>>> The Live CD works amazingly fine on my computer.
>>>> If possible, could you give an in-depth instruction on what to do
>>>> the ID:5 change to ID:3?
>>> Firstly, I'm no Fedora guru, and the other Tim is much more likely
>>> than me
>>> to have the correct diagnosis.
>>> It is just that if the system freezes in this sort of way,
>>> my first step would be to eliminate problems with X by running in
>>> One way to do this is to edit /etc/inittab, and change the line
>>> This line in inittab determines which mode linux boots into.
>> I had to do exactly that cause after install, when I tried to log
>> my system froze. In my case there is something wrong trying to boot
>> into X mode directly. If I boot in runlevel 3 and then startx, I
>> no problems.
>> However, if I kill the X server (or normal logout) and then try to
>> start it up again with startx, the system hangs up again (can't
>> kill X
>> server, the kernel doesn't seem to catch the ACPI events when I push
>> the switch off button...)
>> Kyle, do you see any unexpected image after typing your name and
>> password, some bizarre screen or is it just a clear frozen image of
>> your desktop?
> Yea, it's just a clear image the desktop background while mouse,
> keyboard and everything else just sits frozen there.
> I'm gonna give a go to some of the other suggestions to see if that
> lets Fedora run.
> Kyle Lanigan
I've had a whole bunch of similar problems on a new machine I built,
Asus M2N-X Plus mobo. To boot anything, that is live cd's, or
install cd's, I
had to disable acpi on the mobo. Then to boot the install cd's I had
boot options, mainly acpi=off to the kernel line to avoid the machine
freezing up. Post install, I've had to add acpi=off to /boot/grub/
or /boot/grub/menu.lst in most cases.
Regarding the Fedora 9 install on this machine, Fedora 9 installed
post-install locked up the machine when X tried to start, and before
login screen opened. A hard reset, and adding acpi=off to the kernel
Grub, got the machine booted up ok, but after the machine is running
hours, perhaps days, I again get the machine locking up for no
Another suggestion I saw was to add nosmp to the kernel line (along
acpi=off|), if you don't have a dual core processor, which I don't
currently trying this on my Kubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 install, which
from time to time, as does F8, F9, Debian Etch, and Kubuntu GG 7.10.
This is all a bit trial and error as far as I'm concerned, and am
trying to resolve a problem.
If it works, it works, and if it doesn't work, I'll try something
2¢ worth of perhaps nothing.
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