[Mageia-discuss] Strange behavior after kernel update
andrewsfarm at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 03:39:22 CEST 2011
I'm using the 32-bit version of Mageia with a Sempron 3100+ processor,
Asus K8V-MX/S motherboard, 2GB DDR RAM, and an nVidia Geforce 6200 AGP
video card. I'm using the latest non-free video card driver amd I also
have the vendor's generic for-any-Linux version 4.1.2 of VirtualBox
After updating the kernel earlier today, I attempted a reboot. The GUI
boot screen came up, and the progress dots showed progress, but it was
VERY slow. Not entirely unexpected because the new nVidia and VirtualBox
modules had to be installed, but this was far longer than I had ever
seen before. Normally I would have used the escape key to go to
"verbose" mode to see what was going on, but it didn't function, and the
message that I could do so didn't appear.
The progress dots eventually showed progress all the way to the end, and
then it was "stuck" there. After about three minutes I used the reset
button to reboot, using the old kernel. That worked normally. I then
shut down and tried the new kernel again, with the same result as before.
Another reset, but this time I booted into safe mode. This time the text
showed the nVidia and VirtualBox modules being installed, then went to a
command line. I issued a "halt" command and started again, once again
using the GUI bootscreen. This time, the "Press escape for verbose mode"
message showed up, and the boot proceeded completely normally. I haven't
tried everything yet, but so far it's working perfectly.
I haven't the slightest idea of why this happened, but I thought
somebody should know.
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