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Old 11-14-2011, 08:03 PM   #1
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Unhappy Fedora 15 Ctrl-D problem on my laptop


Need someone smart to tell me what to do. I've been using Fedora 15 on my old Acer 3003LCi laptop for the last year or so. I upgraded to 16 and wanted to go back to 15.

Problem is at boot time for 15 I keep getting no GUI a message about using either Ctrl-D or entering the root password. The latter will get command prompt.

I thout it's to do with the lid closing, so I disabled that with gnome-tweak-tool. No luck, got the problem again today.

I haven't lost any data, but I'm all out of patience. Fedora 15 was very stable before and I should not have messed with it.

thanks
 
Old 11-15-2011, 02:49 AM   #2
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Hello,

To rule it out, have you tried reverting to a previous kernel and see if that was the issue?

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 11-15-2011, 06:22 PM   #3
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Unhappy can't, installed new Fedora 15

can i easily install another kernel?
 
Old 11-15-2011, 06:35 PM   #4
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Did you do a clean install of F15? if so, did you make sure the disk image was correct and that the installation went as planned?
If not how did you downgrade to 15?
what error message(s) are you getting?
Did you need to install any video drivers for your previous fedora 15 installation?
 
Old 11-15-2011, 07:28 PM   #5
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With regard to the messages, on re-boot, just as the screen changes to all blue, hit the <Esc> key. That should get rid of the lame graphics and allow you (and us) to see where/why it died.
 
Old 11-19-2011, 09:59 AM   #6
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The weird thing is that a clean install of 15 runs fine for a couple of days, then I get the black Ctrl-D screen. Can I enter a command or two as root to continue the boot process?

Fedora 15 worked right out of the box and I ran it on this old laptop for most of a year. Never had this problem before.

I will try downloading a new image, it's worth a try.

Thanks
 
Old 11-19-2011, 10:29 AM   #7
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Are you updating Fedora right before it breaks? I had a kernel update do stuff like this with my fedora installs a while back.
 
Old 11-19-2011, 11:59 AM   #8
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I just installed the Xfce spin and it's working great. Wi-fi worked right away, everything hapy for now...still would like to know what to do when encountering the dreaded Ctrl-D or root password prompt.
 
Old 11-19-2011, 12:05 PM   #9
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And I'm afraid in a couple of days I'll see it again.
 
Old 11-19-2011, 12:07 PM   #10
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I didn't do a lot of updating for the F15 installs, just installed a few things like mpeg support and libreoffice.
 
Old 11-20-2011, 09:18 AM   #11
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Been using Fedora 16 Xfce Spin and it's freaking great. If it doesn't crash and burn in the next couple days I'll come back and mark this thread as solved. Since 15 worked fine before, I reckon it was a corrupt ISO that hosed my reinstall.

This is better -- running 16 Xfce spin for the last 24 hrs. The desktop is fast and looks great, performance is excellent on this old laptop. Added Filezilla, Libreoffice writer & calc, yumex, gedit, mpeg support, audacity-nonfree and kTorrent.

I tried manual hibernation yesterday and everything came back to life just fine. Today I'll try setting the lid-closing behavior to hibernation.

Thanks for your interest and suggestions
 
Old 11-24-2011, 10:55 AM   #12
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The Fedora 16 Xfce spin rocks! I prefer it to regular Fedora 15 & 16. Thread solved, thanks. If anyone can tell me about the Ctrl-D screen and what can be done (if anything) when it happens, please do.
 
  


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