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Old 12-03-2008, 02:24 PM   #1
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Question Fedora Core 9 hangs after anacron.

Good Afternoon to All,

I need your help fixing my Fedora Core 9. I had to reboot the system which I thought(it was trying to install software for four days)was hanging up. After reboot the system hangs after starting
Anacron [ OK ].

I can ssh from a networked MS XP Pro and startx. I can than use the system under a graphical environment.

I have;

[root@Hermes ~]# uname -a
Linux Hermes #1 SMP Thu Nov 13 20:52:14 EST 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

[root@Hermes ~]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661FX/M661FX/M661MX Host (rev 11)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge)
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 25)
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
00:08.0 Modem: Agere Systems Venus Modem (V90, 56KFlex)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter

[root@Hermes ~]# lsmod
Module Size Used by
bridge 43668 0
stp 6148 1 bridge
bnep 14848 2
rfcomm 33936 4
l2cap 21504 16 bnep,rfcomm
bluetooth 48608 5 bnep,rfcomm,l2cap
fuse 49436 3
sunrpc 155924 3
ipt_REJECT 6656 2
nf_conntrack_ipv4 11528 11
iptable_filter 6528 1
ip_tables 13712 1 iptable_filter
nf_conntrack_netbios_ns 6272 0
ip6t_REJECT 7296 2
xt_tcpudp 6656 20
nf_conntrack_ipv6 15864 11
xt_state 5888 22
nf_conntrack 51424 4 nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_state
ip6table_filter 6400 1
ip6_tables 14736 1 ip6table_filter
x_tables 15236 6 ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,xt_state,ip6_tables
ipv6 230260 30 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
dm_multipath 17292 0
scsi_dh 9476 1 dm_multipath
ppdev 10372 0
floppy 51988 0
pcspkr 6272 0
serio_raw 8836 0
sis900 21376 0
mii 8192 1 sis900
parport_pc 25620 0
parport 31956 2 ppdev,parport_pc
sr_mod 17064 0
cdrom 32664 1 sr_mod
i2c_sis96x 8068 0
i2c_core 21396 1 i2c_sis96x
sg 31028 0
dm_snapshot 19364 0
dm_zero 5632 0
dm_mirror 19968 0
dm_log 12164 1 dm_mirror
dm_mod 48692 10 dm_multipath,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror,dm_log
pata_acpi 7680 0
ata_generic 8452 0
pata_sis 13444 2
libata 134380 3 pata_acpi,ata_generic,pata_sis
sd_mod 32408 3
scsi_mod 123772 5 scsi_dh,sr_mod,sg,libata,sd_mod
crc_t10dif 5632 1 sd_mod
ext3 109192 2
jbd 42900 1 ext3
mbcache 10244 1 ext3
uhci_hcd 23312 0
ohci_hcd 24336 0
ehci_hcd 32524 0

Can some one please help me get this fix. I have many hours invested and
I hate overwrite the installation.

Thanks in Advance,

Old 12-03-2008, 02:37 PM   #2
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Disconnect everything USB, Firewire or otherwise.

Leave only monitor, mouse and keyboard.If mouse and keyboard are USB, use good old PS2 models just for testing.I have often seen boot sequences hung on serial hardware detection.

Did you install a new card or peripheral in the last couple of days?

Also. Can you choose to load "failsafe mode" when the bootmanager screen shows up? If so, does it boot into gui or only Command line? If it boots from CLI can you "startx" from there?

Try all of these and report back.
Old 12-04-2008, 10:01 AM   #3
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Thanks for you reply. I have not installed new devices or peripherals. The system was installed with USB mouse and keyboard which worked from the start. It was also installed with a Matrox G45 dual port video card. Upon initial system reboot the video did not work. I removed the the card and connect cable to video on the motherboard. Everything work perfectly albeit I was disappointed I will not have dual monitors.

I have been working on this FC9 now for over a month and everything was working great. I started to install some required software needed for AvantFax from the add/remove software. I think my big mistake was that I selected several packages at the same time. I noticed that it was taking a while to finish. I let run from November 27 to Dec 1, when I returned to the office it appear to be hung up so I rebooted the system. my problems began after that, so here I am.

I will be changing the usb devices as you suggested after I complete this post. I will repost after reboot.


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I changed to PS2 mouse and keyboard. I don't have access or I don't know how to do a failsafe boot from the menu.

This is a portion of my /var/log/message.

Dec 3 17:54:38 Hermes pulseaudio[2342]: polkit.c: Cannot set UID on session object.
Dec 3 17:54:38 Hermes pulseaudio[2342]: main.c: Called SUID root and real-time/high-priority scheduling was requested in the configuration. However, we lack the necessary priviliges:
Dec 3 17:54:38 Hermes pulseaudio[2342]: main.c: We are not in group 'pulse-rt' and PolicyKit refuse to grant us priviliges. Dropping SUID again.
Dec 3 17:54:38 Hermes pulseaudio[2342]: main.c: For enabling real-time scheduling please acquire the appropriate PolicyKit priviliges, or become a member of 'pulse-rt', or increase the RLIMIT_NICE/RLIMIT_RTPRIO resource limits for this user.
Dec 3 17:54:38 Hermes pulseaudio[2342]: pid.c: Daemon already running.
Dec 3 17:54:38 Hermes pulseaudio[2342]: main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_NICE, (31, 31)) failed: Operation not permitted
Dec 3 17:54:38 Hermes pulseaudio[2342]: main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_RTPRIO, (9, 9)) failed: Operation not permitted
Dec 3 17:54:42 Hermes gconfd (cyberjet-2334): Resolved address "xml:readwrite:/home/cyberjet/.gconf" to a writable configuration source at position 0
Dec 3 17:54:42 Hermes hcid[1981]: Default passkey agent (:1.21, /org/bluez/passkey) registered
Dec 3 17:54:42 Hermes hcid[1981]: Default authorization agent (:1.21, /org/bluez/auth) registered
Dec 3 17:54:44 Hermes pulseaudio[2342]: module-x11-xsmp.c: X11 session manager not running.

I see a couple of warnings. Do you have them in you r system?

Dec 3 17:48:58 Hermes avahi-daemon[2167]: WARNING: No NSS support for mDNS detected, consider installing nss-mdns!

Dec 3 17:48:59 Hermes cupsd[2176]: *** WARNING *** The program 'cupsd' uses the Apple Bonjour compatibility layer of Avahi.
Dec 3 17:48:59 Hermes cupsd[2176]: *** WARNING *** Please fix your application to use the native API of Avahi!
Dec 3 17:48:59 Hermes cupsd[2176]: *** WARNING *** For more information see <>

Dec 3 17:54:44 Hermes pulseaudio[2342]: module.c: Failed to load module "module-x11-xsmp" (argument: ""): initialization failed.

I researched those errors and found this:

I found a better fix for this problem in Hardy than creating a link,
especially since I couldn't get the link to be created early enough to
play the Gnome startup sound. For any Hardy user who is having this
problem, try changing the line in /etc/pulse/ that says:

load-module module-protocol-esound-unix

so that it says:

load-module module-protocol-esound-unix socket=/tmp/.esd/socket

This at least provides a temporary fix for the problem until a fix is
officially released for Hardy. A big thank-you goes out to the people in
the #pulseaudio IRC channel for this fix.
and applied a supposed fix but it did not work.

Please let me know what you think.

Kind Regards,



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