F12: Won't start X? (was Re: Preup to F12, won't boot)
curoli at gmail.com
Sat Nov 21 02:20:50 UTC 2009
Now I have almost the same problem on another computer. Except that
I did not use preupgrate but upgrade via netinstal. The only thing I
know the computers have in common is that they are both Dell and have
flat screns. One is a desktop, the other a laptop.
After it says "Welcome to Fedora", it prints a number of messages
most of which just say it's starting something. Then it stops and the
screen flickers for a few seconds. The last message is entirely
different on both computers, so I am assuming it is not relevant.
I don't have access to the desktop computer, but the laptop actually
did boot, and I found out I can press Alt-F2 and then log in in text
mode. After I logged in, it says:
Can not open display "default display"
I am assuming its the same with the desktop computer, but can not verify.
I found earlier threads describing a similar problem with F12 alpha
and beta, but found no solution.
On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 9:36 AM, Oliver Ruebenacker <curoli at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 6:09 PM, Gianluca Cecchi
> <gianluca.cecchi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 13:51:05 -0500 Oliver Ruebenacker wrote:
>>> If I edit away the "quiet" argument before booting, I see a few
>>> lines instead. The last of those few lines are (hand-copied, may
>>> contain typos):
>>> fb0: nouveaufb frame buffer device
>> You ran preupgrade, and then reboot, but the actual upgrade phase has
>> not happened yet, correct?
>> Try to modify f12 upgrade kernel command line also adding at the end
>> something like
>> xdriver=vesa nomodeset
>> and see if it goes better...
> Thanks, I will try (that computer is at a location I am usually only
> on Thursdays. Sicne next week is Thanksgiving, this means again in two
> What do you mean the upgrade has not happened yet? I am assuming it has.
> I also figured out that if you remove "rhgb" and "quiet", there is
> some text, and it goes as far as jexec starting avahi or something
> like that, and then the screen flickers for a few seconds, and then it
> stops and nothing more happens. Until I press the power button briefly
> (pressing it longer would cut power) and then the system seems to shut
> down orderly.
> Before I get to the point where it stops, it says something like
> welcome to Fedora, press "I" for interactive setup, but even if I hold
> my finger on "i" (or shift and "i") all the time, it never becomes
> Take care
> Oliver Ruebenacker, Computational Cell Biologist
> Systems Biology Linker at Virtual Cell (http://vcell.org/sybil)
> Turning Knowledge Data into Models
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Oliver Ruebenacker, Computational Cell Biologist
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