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-F1,
>>>> 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 in,
> 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 have
> 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.
I've had a whole bunch of similar problems on a new machine I built, using and
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 to add
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/grub.conf,
or /boot/grub/menu.lst in most cases.
Regarding the Fedora 9 install on this machine, Fedora 9 installed ok, but
post-install locked up the machine when X tried to start, and before the GDM
login screen opened. A hard reset, and adding acpi=off to the kernel line in
Grub, got the machine booted up ok, but after the machine is running for some
hours, perhaps days, I again get the machine locking up for no apparent
Another suggestion I saw was to add nosmp to the kernel line (along with
acpi=off|), if you don't have a dual core processor, which I don't have. I'm
currently trying this on my Kubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 install, which locks up
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 simply
trying to resolve a problem.
If it works, it works, and if it doesn't work, I'll try something else.
2¢ worth of perhaps nothing.