[Mageia-dev] Graphical Boot stalled in current cauldron

Frank Griffin ftg at roadrunner.com
Tue Nov 6 13:28:53 CET 2012

This actually started with the last systemd drop, but it's still 
happening with today's systemd drop.

The boot proceeds and then stalls on tty1 with:

[^[[1;32m  OK  ^[[0m] Started LSB: ProFTPD FTP server.
[^[[1;32m  OK  ^[[0m] Started LSB: Starts the postfix daemons.
[^[[1;32m  OK  ^[[0m] Started LSB: Video Disk Recorder.
[^[[1;31mFAILED^[[0m] Failed to start Wait for Plymouth Boot Screen to Quit.
See 'systemctl status plymouth-quit-wait.service' for details.
[^[[1;32m  OK  ^[[0m] Reached target Multi-User.
[^[[1;32m  OK  ^[[0m] Reached target Graphical Interface.

The DM (GDM) does not start.  However, if you ALT-F2 to tty2, getty 
comes up, and if you do "service dm start", the DM starts, oddly enough, 
on tty1.

So, apparently, GDM can clear tty1 and start normally if it actually 
gets control, but whatever systemd is doing to start the DM either isn't 
getting done or is failing prematurely.

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