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Old 07-12-2012, 04:55 AM   #1
siddharthx64
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Unhappy Fedora 16, Dell XPS15 Boot Issue, Multiple Start Failures


Hi guys,
I have used F16 for a long time on this laptop, and it has worked well.
Recently, I decided to upgrade to f17, but F17 gave a lot of issues and forced me to go back to f16.

Now, I fresh installed f16, alongside my Mint 13 installation.

It went well. Everything worked. I made some changes to fstab and sudoers files. Then I did a yum update. It updated 420 files (around 200 to 300 MB got downloaded.)

The update was completed without errors.

However, When I rebooted to the new kernel, (3.4.4)
Multiple startup failures came up. Services such as "Sendmail" "Network Manager" and others gave red [FAILED] statuses.

Also, starting of Display Manager was attempted multiple times, and its weird to explain. Here's a copy of the boot.log:

http://pastebin.com/5PDekeUJ


The same happened when I tried to boot into the previous kernel.

Any ideas? Please help!
This is the log
 
Old 07-13-2012, 04:21 AM   #2
siddharthx64
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Ok, this thread has got more than 100 Views, yet no responses...

Anyway, I have been trying to find out where its going wrong, and here is what I found

1. Frustrated with it all, I re installed f16 - fresh, clean.
2. I updated like last time. 132 MB downloaded as delta, and then some 60MB more was downloaded as packages.
3. I restarted, expecting to find myself stuck like last time. It worked fine.
4. Then, I proceeded to make some changes as usual. I can remember doing the following: I installed the codecs and stuff, made changes to fstab, (added ntfs partitions), installed Ailirus and installed eclipse, netbeans and some other software via that. Went to extensions.gnome.org and added my favorite extensions. made ailirus add sudo options. used xbacklight to auto reduce brightness to 0%, in the /etc/gdm/Init/default file. Thats about it. I can't remember what Else i installed, but when I rebooted, once again, I am stuck.

Stuck once more.

But with changes.

This time, Im not stuck in the boot messages. The gnome display manager starts up, and is stuck at this point:
The screen brightness reduces as expected, and the screen goes blank, and the mouse circle (waiting or working) mouse symbol shows up at the bottom right corner. And thats it. I can move the waiting ball mouse pointer with my touchpad, but no use. NOTHING else ever happens. No login screen. No nothing.I am able to go to other ttys by ctrl+alt+F2 and all, but gdm is stuck there.

The boot messages are the same as last time.

I tried to use recovery mode of the earlier kernel, and it dropped me to the terminal. but there too, gdm acted the same way.
here is the boot log of the recovery attempt.


Code:
%G%G
Welcome to Fedora release 16 (Verne)!

Starting Syslog Kernel Log Buffer Bridge...                                                                                                                              
Started Syslog Kernel Log Buffer Bridge                                                                                                                          [  OK  ]
Starting Load legacy module configuration...                                                                                                                             
Starting Media Directory...                                                                                                                                              
Starting Remount API VFS...                                                                                                                                              
Started Runtime Directory                                                                                                                                        [  OK  ]
Started File System Check on Root Device                                                                                                                         [  OK  ]
Starting Remount Root FS...                                                                                                                                              
Started Lock Directory                                                                                                                                           [  OK  ]
Starting Software RAID Monitor Takeover...                                                                                                                               
Starting POSIX Message Queue File System...                                                                                                                              
Starting Debug File System...                                                                                                                                            
Started Load Kernel Modules                                                                                                                                      [  OK  ]
Started FUSE Control File System                                                                                                                                 [  OK  ]
Starting Apply Kernel Variables...                                                                                                                                       
Starting Set Up Additional Binary Formats...                                                                                                                             
Starting Huge Pages File System...                                                                                                                                       
Starting Security File System...                                                                                                                                         
Started Configuration File System                                                                                                                                [  OK  ]
Starting Setup Virtual Console...                                                                                                                                        
Starting udev Kernel Device Manager...                                                                                                                                   
Starting udev Coldplug all Devices...                                                                                                                                    
Started Media Directory                                                                                                                                          [  OK  ]
Started Remount API VFS                                                                                                                                          [  OK  ]
Started Remount Root FS                                                                                                                                          [  OK  ]
Started Load legacy module configuration                                                                                                                         [  OK  ]
Started Software RAID Monitor Takeover                                                                                                                           [  OK  ]
Started POSIX Message Queue File System                                                                                                                          [  OK  ]
Started Debug File System                                                                                                                                        [  OK  ]
Started Apply Kernel Variables                                                                                                                                   [  OK  ]
Started Huge Pages File System                                                                                                                                   [  OK  ]
Started Security File System                                                                                                                                     [  OK  ]
Starting Configure read-only root support...                                                                                                                             
Starting STDOUT Syslog Bridge...                                                                                                                                         
Started STDOUT Syslog Bridge                                                                                                                                     [  OK  ]
Started udev Kernel Device Manager                                                                                                                               [  OK  ]
Starting Arbitrary Executable File Formats File System...                                                                                                                
Started udev Coldplug all Devices                                                                                                                                [  OK  ]
Started Arbitrary Executable File Formats File System                                                                                                            [  OK  ]
Starting udev Wait for Complete Device Initialization...                                                                                                                 
Started Set Up Additional Binary Formats                                                                                                                         [  OK  ]
Started Configure read-only root support                                                                                                                         [  OK  ]
Started Setup Virtual Console                                                                                                                                    [  OK  ]
Started Load Kernel Modules                                                                                                                                      [  OK  ]
Started Configuration File System                                                                                                                                [  OK  ]
Started FUSE Control File System                                                                                                                                 [  OK  ]
Started Lock Directory                                                                                                                                           [  OK  ]
Started File System Check on Root Device                                                                                                                         [  OK  ]
Started Runtime Directory                                                                                                                                        [  OK  ]
Starting /dev/disk/by-uuid/5b956aa3-dd56-4de3-bf85-2cd402e06f7c...                                                                                                       
Started /dev/disk/by-uuid/5b956aa3-dd56-4de3-bf85-2cd402e06f7c                                                                                                   [  OK  ]
Starting /dev/disk/by-uuid/c83d2ad3-7970-44e2-a4c1-bf8875844387...                                                                                                       
Started /dev/disk/by-uuid/c83d2ad3-7970-44e2-a4c1-bf8875844387                                                                                                   [  OK  ]
Starting /media/mint...                                                                                                                                                  
Starting /media/documents...                                                                                                                                             
Started /media/mint                                                                                                                                              [  OK  ]
Starting /media/jukebox...                                                                                                                                               
Started udev Wait for Complete Device Initialization                                                                                                             [  OK  ]
Starting Wait for storage scan...                                                                                                                                        
Started Show Plymouth Boot Screen                                                                                                                                [  OK  ]
Starting FUSE Control File System...                                                                                                                                     
Started FUSE Control File System                                                                                                                                 [  OK  ]
Started /media/documents                                                                                                                                         [  OK  ]
Started /media/jukebox                                                                                                                                           [  OK  ]
Started Wait for storage scan                                                                                                                                    [  OK  ]
Starting Initialize storage subsystems (RAID, LVM, etc.)...                                                                                                              
Started Initialize storage subsystems (RAID, LVM, etc.)                                                                                                          [  OK  ]
Starting Initialize storage subsystems (RAID, LVM, etc.)...                                                                                                              
Started Initialize storage subsystems (RAID, LVM, etc.)                                                                                                          [  OK  ]
Starting Monitoring of LVM2 mirrors, snapshots etc. using dmeventd or progress polling...                                                                                
Started Monitoring of LVM2 mirrors, snapshots etc. using dmeventd or progress polling                                                                            [  OK  ]
Started Reconfigure the system on administrator request                                                                                                          [  OK  ]
Started Mark the need to relabel after reboot                                                                                                                    [  OK  ]
Started Relabel all filesystems, if necessary                                                                                                                    [  OK  ]
Starting Tell Plymouth To Write Out Runtime Data...                                                                                                                      
Starting Load Random Seed...                                                                                                                                             
Starting Recreate Volatile Files and Directories...                                                                                                                      
Started Tell Plymouth To Write Out Runtime Data                                                                                                                  [  OK  ]
Started Load Random Seed                                                                                                                                         [  OK  ]
Failed to start Recreate Volatile Files and Directories                                                                                                          [FAILED]
See 'systemctl status systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service' for details.                                                                                                       
Starting Console System Startup Logging...                                                                                                                               
Starting Restore Sound Card State...                                                                                                                                     
Starting Bluetooth service...                                                                                                                                            
Starting IPv4 firewall with iptables...                                                                                                                                  
Starting IPv6 firewall with ip6tables...                                                                                                                                 
Starting Rescue Shell...
Can someone please help me?
 
  


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