Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: updated to new kernel now system hangs at boot

  1. #1

    Default updated to new kernel now system hangs at boot

    I have updated to the new kernel that was available from 11.2 and now I cant use my system.

    It boots up into kde 4.3.5 and then right when its just finishing it freezes everytime and I hear that last tone of the bootup sound ring continually until I force a shutdown. Anyone else have this issue with the update?

  2. #2

    Default Re: updated to new kernel now system hangs at boot

    Its kinda hard to tell but I think it hangs right when my wireless tries to connect???

    How can I get into command line and rollback to the other kernel?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Natchez, MS, USA
    Posts
    518

    Default Re: updated to new kernel now system hangs at boot

    You can try booting in Safe Mode to see if it will get you that far.
    Free Fractal Wallpapers
    http://wilsonephillips.smugmug.com

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The English Lake District. UK - GMT/BST
    Posts
    36,741
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default Re: updated to new kernel now system hangs at boot

    Leap 15.1_KDE
    My Articles Was I any help? If yes: Click the star below

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Kansas City Area, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    7,235

    Default Re: updated to new kernel now system hangs at boot

    Do you have an rt2860 or rt2870 as your wireless device? If so, the 2.6.31.8
    kernel is defective. The problem is known and will be fixed in the 2.6.31.12
    release. Until that is available, you need to revert to the 2.6.31.5 kernel. If
    you do not have Internet access in Linux, you can download the rpm from

    http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...ss/suse/x86_64

    or

    http://download.opensuse.org/distrib.../oss/suse/i686

    depending on your architecture.

    The file you want is kernel-desktop-2.6.31.5-0.1.1.XXXX.rpm, where XXXX
    indicates the architecture.

    Boot your system with the wireless disabled, either with the switch turned off,
    or by booting to run level 3 (type a 3 in the GRUB option line before starting).
    Copy the above file and issue the command:

    sudo rpm -iv kernel-desktop-.....rpm

    After this completes, your GRUB memu will have both 2.6.31.5 and 2.6.31.8
    options available.

  6. #6

    Default Re: updated to new kernel now system hangs at boot

    I use a linksys wireless N card that uses a ralink chipset. But I think that with the info above ill be able to get it back again. fingers crossed....

  7. #7

    Default Re: updated to new kernel now system hangs at boot

    ****, more research has told me that the ralink chipsets are the rtxxx. So thats it!!! Thanks for the help. Now off to try and revert back to old kernel.

  8. #8

    Default Re: updated to new kernel now system hangs at boot

    I updated to new kernel today 2.6.31-12?. Now I can't boot to the new kernel, "can't find file", booting to the old kernel or failsafe leads to text mode since I had Nvidia drivers installed. the new kernel seems to live on the wrong partition, number 8 while the old kernel was on number 7. I don't know if that is the cause of the problem or what to do about it.

  9. #9

    Default Re: updated to new kernel now system hangs at boot

    I ran the repair installed system from the OpenSUSE 11.2 DVD. It repaired? the system. I had to reinstall the Windows 7 option and ran the system update which updated over 200 packages. Now it won't boot unless I use x11failsafe. It now filps between 2 NVIDIA logos and a screen with ribbon of garbage. Previously, I reinstalled the NVIDIA CUDA drivers, CUDA toolkit and SDK which seemed to clear up an episodic boot hangup.

  10. #10

    Default Re: updated to new kernel now system hangs at boot

    I reinstalled the CUDA driver and now the system boots up a little slowly but correctly using the NVIDIA logo with red letters.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •