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I have tried installing FC6 on my Shuttle XPC with an nForce4 motherboard. It is a dual-boot box with Windows XPC on one partition. I can install everything fine, it also boots OK but when I log in, after a while (say, two minutes on average), the system freezes. I can move the mouse but I can't click on anything. I have to use the power button to reboot.
I have scoured my logs. The boot.log is empty but my messages.log contains the same message before the box locks up. The Shuttle is a SN25p. I have no problems in XP so I figured it must be a driver problem rather than the hardware problems which affects this particular Shuttle model.
The final lines in messages.log are as follows:
Jul 11 20:53:13 dhcppc1 smartd: Opened configuration file /etc/smartd.conf
Jul 11 20:53:13 dhcppc1 smartd: Configuration file /etc/smartd.conf parsed.
Jul 11 20:53:13 dhcppc1 smartd: Device: /dev/sda, opened
Jul 11 20:53:13 dhcppc1 smartd: Device: /dev/sda, found in smartd database.
Jul 11 20:53:14 dhcppc1 smartd: Device: /dev/sda, is SMART capable. Adding to "monitor" list.
Jul 11 20:53:14 dhcppc1 smartd: Monitoring 1 ATA and 0 SCSI devices
Jul 11 20:53:14 dhcppc1 smartd: smartd has fork()ed into background mode. New PID=2382.
Jul 11 20:53:15 dhcppc1 pcscd: winscard.c:219:SCardConnect() Reader E-Gate 0 0 Not Found
Jul 11 20:53:15 dhcppc1 last message repeated 9 times
Jul 11 20:53:28 dhcppc1 gconfd (root-2211): GConf server is not in use, shutting down.
Jul 11 20:53:28 dhcppc1 gconfd (root-2211): Exiting
Jul 11 20:54:06 dhcppc1 gconfd (root-2589): starting (version 2.14.0), pid 2589 user 'root'
Jul 11 20:54:06 dhcppc1 gconfd (root-2589): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory" to a read-only configuration source at position 0
Jul 11 20:54:06 dhcppc1 gconfd (root-2589): Resolved address "xml:readwrite:/root/.gconf" to a writable configuration source at position 1
Jul 11 20:54:06 dhcppc1 gconfd (root-2589): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults" to a read-only configuration source at position 2
Jul 11 20:54:42 dhcppc1 gconfd (root-2589): Resolved address "xml:readwrite:/root/.gconf" to a writable configuration source at position 0
Jul 11 20:55:13 dhcppc1 pcscd: winscard.c:219:SCardConnect() Reader E-Gate 0 0 Not Found
Jul 11 20:55:13 dhcppc1 last message repeated 4 times
Jul 11 21:15:23 dhcppc1 init: Trying to re-exec init
I have no idea what this means. From my Googling, it has something to do with a cryptographic smart card reader. Only thing is, I don't have one. I am so keen to get shot of XP once and for all and yet the green fields of Fedora seem so near and yet so far. I have reinstalled FC6 countless times with various kernel options but, truth be told, my inexperience is probably at fault.