On 02/10/2016 11:51 PM, Peter Robinson wrote:
>>> I have a BeagleBone Black, original version, which has
been running an
>>> version of Fedora just fine. I tried putting
>>> Fedora-Xfce-armhfp-23-10-sda.raw.xz on a 32GB micro SD card, and I can't
>>> it to work. Most times I boot and get nothing on the screen. However, I
>>> make an SSH connection to the board, so the board has booted. A few times
>>> when I boot I get the the initial text screen, and then it goes blank.
>>> installation notes mention there are quirks here. An even fewer times I
>>> the text screen, followed by the GUI initial setup screen. At this point
>>> can make a connection to the board. However, as soon as I move the mouse
>>> little the machine locks up. The screen stops responding, and I can no
>>> longer use SSH to make a connection to the board. That seems to happen
>>> time I get to the initial setup screen.
>> You might want to add a "console=ttyO0" to the append line in
>> /boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf file
>>> Does anyone have their Beaglebone Black working nicely with FC23?
>> Yes, about 4 of them including Black and Green, I don't use hdmi or GUIs
> I found that adding "console=tty00" made the initial text boot screen
> each time I tried, but the GUI still failed to work. I then tried the server
> version of Fedora 23 with "console=tty00". Sometimes I saw the text boot
> screen for a few seconds, and sometimes I didn't. Either way I was left with
> a black screen at the end of the boot process. I know the boot had
> completed, as I could use SSH to connect - although not log in, since the
> initial setup had not been completed.
When you say "black screen" do you mean on HDMI or serial console?
using HDMI. I don't have a USB-serial device (not a TTL level one,
at least) handy to try the serial port.
> I tried editing the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow to remove the root password,
> and I tried to allow password free login in the sshd_config, but I still
> couldn't use SSH to log on.
Do you use arm-image-installer to do this?
arm-image-installer just seems to turn off the root password for console
login, by changing /etc/passwd, when you give it the --norootpass
option. I tried editing the files myself. Actually, I only removed the
'X' from the root line in /etc/passwd, and allowed password free login
in /etc/sshd_config. I was incorrect when I previously said I changed