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NightStranger 03-27-2005 02:25 AM

Kudzu(?) locks up (freeze) during boot

since I have changed my TV capture card (from analog to DVB) booting Fedora Core 2 does not work anymore.

What happens:

Booting proceeds well till "setting hostname" but when it comes to "looking for new hardware" it freezes so I have to do a hard reset.

I can bypass this by selecting "interactive setup" and skipping "kudzu hardware detection"

When I swapped over the cards, kudzu notized that and deleted the settings of the old one but mistook the new one for a network card eth1 (I did not realize that so I have not aborted this..)

In the meantime I deleted eth1 from the setting using "system setting - network" but the problem is still there. And just now, when I wanted to check again "system setting - network" it freezes up again.....

How can I trace what is going wrong here?

Thanks for help


I have Fedora Core 2, Kernel 2.6.10-1.8
DVB card Technisat Airstar 2TV
Mainboard VIA Epia ME6000

cylix 03-27-2005 08:52 AM

If it's freezing on detection you can always temporarily remove kudzu from the startup process.

ntsysv --level runlevel (either 3 or 5)

just uncheck kudzu for the time being

You may want to move the slot the dvb card is in.

You could always manually set up the card and add the modules and info to /etc/modprobe.conf

Depending on your hardware, it might be an APM or ACPI issue. (on my board I have some fairly horrid issues when APM is installed)

But probably the best best is just to move the card and check your dmesg output

NightStranger 03-27-2005 02:55 PM

First, I took the card out and booted the system. Kudzu recognized this an deleted the card out of the system.

After shutdown I plugged in again the card an bypassed kudzu (interactive startup)

Finally I deactivated kudzu using /usr/sbin/ntsysv --level 3 (and 4 and 5).

Then it booted without problems (and a little faster too :-)

Thanks for your support


Unfortunately, I still have no access to my DVB-T card (here )

whitetoes 04-17-2005 11:32 PM

lock up
I am running fedora core 3, 2.6.10-1.766 on three HP servers and all three hang hard - when they feel like it. I see no connection at this time to the video cards, 2 have ATI video cards, and the third has a savage video card. It is a pain, I have now backed it off one server and it is behaving again. Reading your posts seems to verify my plans to wait, see and read on.

NightStranger 04-19-2005 08:42 AM

In the meantime, I manged to install the DVB card (TechniSat AirStar 2 PC (DVB-T)). Now I can load the necessary modules and I can receive DVB-T channels in MythTV.

But still there is a remaining issue as MythTV does not access the hardware acceleration (CLE 266 chipset) but Xine does. I have started threads both in myth-user and unichrome mailing list but no one seems to know how to solve it....

Mybe I start over using VDR for video/TV.

By the way: FC2 freezes hard every second booting (I think it was something with "networt"). I need to trace this further...

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