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Old 08-27-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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Unhappy Boot up hangs at rc.local. AllowEmptyInput is on, disables mouse and keyboard


Alright, this is my 3rd attempt at trying to solve this problem in a forum.

In F10 the boot sequence hangs just after loading anacron. I booted with interactive mode and after saying 'yes' to starting anacron I'm prompted to start 'local'. When I say yes, my system hangs.

Some posts mentioned about the wrong video drivers, however I've been using the same video drivers for a couple of months now and never experienced this problem. And I've downloaded updated video drivers and installed them but to no avail. I've even tried using kmod-nvidia drivers for my kernel

A look at my Xorg.0.log shows what everyone believes to be the problem:
Code:
(WW) AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers 'kbd' or 'mouse' will be disabled.
(WW) Disabling Keyboard0
(WW) Disabling Mouse0
The problem is that I don't know what to do to resolve it.

I've posted here http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=228401 and here http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/red...-rc-local.html

If any one can off any advice I'd greatly appreciate it. I really do not want to re-build my machine as I've gotten over my pulseaudio hell and other such knocks.

Last edited by number3; 08-27-2009 at 04:06 PM. Reason: Corrected url
 
Old 08-27-2009, 08:02 PM   #2
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hi

I don't use Fedora but..... what happens...what errors..... when you just try to boot into linux without pressing F10.

2) on initial install...what video xorg did you select?

and so what is your exact video card make model etc?

3) I have read only one link but I am wondering if your xorg was ever setup correctly before you attempted nvidia and variants?
Maybe you could detail if things worked on initial install without all this f10 stuff?
Can you remember what you initially had?

4) Do you have a live cd?

5) I assume you have grub installed in mbr?

6) Can you boot into runlevel 3?
 
Old 08-28-2009, 09:22 AM   #3
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hi

I don't use Fedora but..... what happens...what errors..... when you just try to boot into linux without pressing F10.

2) on initial install...what video xorg did you select?

and so what is your exact video card make model etc?

3) I have read only one link but I am wondering if your xorg was ever setup correctly before you attempted nvidia and variants?
Maybe you could detail if things worked on initial install without all this f10 stuff?
Can you remember what you initially had?

4) Do you have a live cd?

5) I assume you have grub installed in mbr?

6) Can you boot into runlevel 3?
What happens is that all of the processes get started during my boot, but it hangs just after anacron. So all I see is "Starting anacron [OK]" and nothing else happens after that, it will just sit on that screen indefinitely. I discovered it has nothing to do with anacron when I booted using interactive mode and noticed that my boot hangs on a process called "local".

2) On my initial install I actually didn't have to select the video xorg. I'm by no means an expert in the inner workings of Fedora, however I was presume that it's using a very basic video driver that is compatible with nvidia or ati cards. My Model is a BFG GeForce 8600 GTS.

3) So after the initial install what I did (and have been doing since using Fedora 8) is I go to the Nvidia site and download the linux drivers for my video card series here http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us. It downloads shell script (.sh). To install the drivers I'm required to boot into level 3, log in a root and execute the file. The drivers get compiled for my kernel version and get installed and my xorg.conf gets backuped and replaced with the driver information. After that, I reboot and login into my account. From there I can use the nvidia application to setup my duel monitors. Another thing those drivers do is that it regulates my video card fan speed. Without the drivers my video card fan spins at a default speed, but with the drivers the fan speed is regulated by the temperature of the GPU.

Unfortunately I can't remember what initial xorg.conf looked like.

5) No I do not have the live CD

6) Yes I can boot into runlevel 3

From what most people on other forums are saying is that my X got pooched. So I'll just have to rebuild my machine and find another way of getting drivers for my video card.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 10:51 AM   #4
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ok

well I use smxi (Debian style script) to update my kernel and nvidia closed src driver but here is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf so maybe you can compare to yours

-----
Section "Device"
Identifier "Device 0"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "Coolbits" "1"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
Option "TripleBuffer" "false"
BoardName "nVidia Corporation G96 [GeForce 9500 GT]"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection


Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "enable"
# Option "RENDER" "disable"
EndSection
----------------------

you will want to ensure its nvidia module not nv showing up from this
Code:
lsmod | grep nv
--->nvidia               9586952  26
Naturally you would need to change your nvidia cardname


and I have a distro that uses udev and hal to handle mouse and keyboard stuff.
 
  


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