My Netbook was happy with 12.3, then along came 13.1 with the promise of a new and improved life. An update was arranged and seemed to progress well. However when they met again at reboot time it all went wrong before they had really said hello.
Total blank before the login screen showed itself. Modeset/nomodeset made no difference. They simply did not want to know each other.
Vowing to start again, a full install was tried with the same results.
Is it the end of the road for this relationship?
Certainly 13.1 has proved compatible with other boxes in the family group. Debian and Slack have dated her, but will those relationships last as long as 12.3.
I thought that as well! It seems that the machine has other ideas. 12.3 was quite happy with the machine, as is Slackware 14.1 and Debian 6.0. Cannot find any log files that shine any light on what is happening (using GParted). The boot splash screen loads but does not reach the login dialog. Escaping shows a “welcome to” message but does not progress any further. Tried setting default runlevel to give text login. Same results. Tried to install a xen option but it complained about the xen hypervisor. (I was hoping another layer may prevent chafing.) I do not know yet whether I could ssh or telnet to it. I’ll have to decide how desperate I am.
So far installed 13.1 on an AMD XP2200 machine and an ancient Thinkpad (1.8GHz) with no problems. Other machines yet to be processed include a Pentium Prescott 3GHz and an AMD Phenom 965 (4x3.4GHz) machine. I would be a little annoyed if I trashed the last two. I seem to remember 11.2 was a little flaky in a similar fashion.
It started as an upgrade, and became a clean install. I think the graphics come curtesy of a lttle known company called Intel at 1024x600 24bit. All normal until booting the system when it stops. I say stops rather than hangs as the escape button can toggle text/graphics splash, so some processes still live. Switching consoles is similarly futile.
I will sleep on it. Maybe enlightenment will come.
Been there, done that, NBG (no b****y good). Recognises a gma500 same as previous 12.3. 12.3 was quite happy with the resolution and 13.1 displays splash and graphics. I would say not a video issue. Has a feel of memory problem, but it installed on a Thinkpad with 512Mb while the HP has 2Gb. Disks have swap partitions anyway. Should not be a problem. Maybe kernel has problems with Intel Atom processor.
I may just give upgrades to 13.1 the elbow until definitive answers are forthcoming.
The init program (13.1) issues the welcome message and stops. As this is way before a login process is started, or any real graphics are deployed something much more fundemental is going on, or rather off. No evidence of logs being written to disk at this stage.
(Wonder where my Kernel in a Nutshell has crawled off to)