kernel- doesn't boot

Shannon McMackin smcmackin at
Fri Apr 17 13:26:52 UTC 2009

Steve Searle wrote:
> Around 12:58pm on Thursday, April 16, 2009 (UK time), Dan scrawled:
>> Just updated the kernel about an hour ago.
>> Fedora 10 (x86)
>> Dell GX240
>> VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF
>> When booting it gets as far as "starting anacron" and then I just
>> get a black screen with keyboard and mouse frozen.
>> Dmesg and boot log offer no hints.
> I have had the same problem with my ATI card and the flgrx driver in the
> past (stickign at "starting anacron").  Adding nomodeset to the kernel
> line on boot up gets past it.  You can change it by adding it in grub on
> boot up, and making the change permanent if it works.
> Steve
I have heard of some instances where the radeon driver is no longer 
working for certain ATI chips.  radeonhd is the way to go.  Maybe init 3 
and change the driver in xorg.conf and see if it helps.

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