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System Hangs on Boot - Broadcom Wireless Suspected

asked 2014-02-17 12:35:26 -0500

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updated 2014-09-12 19:10:46 -0500

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Hello. This is my first time posting here, and my first major problem with Fedora or Linux - I'm new to both, you see. Here's my problem: when my system boots in Fedora 20 (in the newest version, I'm pretty sure) it hangs at this point in the boot sequence:

brcmsmac bcma0:0: brcmsmac: brcms_ops_bss_info_changed: associated
brcmsmac bcma0:0: brcms_ops_bss_info_changed: qos enabled: false (implement)
brcmsmac bcma0:0: brcms_ops_bss_info_changed: arp filtering: 1 addresses (implement)

The computer doesn't recognize any input except ctrl+alt+del which promptly reboots. I've done a bit of searching and I think ipv6 needs to be disabled but I'm not sure how as I'm not able to boot fedora in rescue mode or the previous version at indicated in my boot manager. Since I'm totally new, you'll have to walk me through a solution - if there is any - as I'm barely familiar with Linux.

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After the boot stops, can you go to a virtual terminal, by pressing e.g. Alt+Ctrl+F2?

If you can, go to a VT, log in as root and run these commands:

systemctl status display-manager | fpaste

fpaste /var/log/Xorg.0.log

fpaste will send the output to , just post the http link it'll print (for each command) here.

FWIW, I don't think it's a problem with the Broadcom wireless driver, but rather with the X display server failing to start at boot.

Ahmad Samir gravatar imageAhmad Samir ( 2014-02-18 06:30:37 -0500 )edit

Here's the link.

And just so you know, I reinstalled fedora, deleted a bunch of programs, installed a few programs, updated fedora, updated yum, and installed rpmfusion and nvidia drivers, and the exact some problem repeated itself without me so much as running a single program other than an installation.

torvum gravatar imagetorvum ( 2014-02-18 08:42:55 -0500 )edit

From the log it appears that you have two graphics cards, what's the output of:

lspci -k | grep -i vga -A2 | fpaste

(this is using fpaste again, easier than having to type the output manually).

EDIT: reading the log more carefully, you have an internal intel graphics card, right? I think disabling it from the BIOS will make things easier (note that you can't use the intel card with the glx module that the proprietary nvidia driver uses/installs anyway).

Ahmad Samir gravatar imageAhmad Samir ( 2014-02-18 08:56:51 -0500 )edit

Here are the links again Ahmad. I think I screwed up the first time. Link 1 / Link 2

And now I'll go try what you just posted. Stay tuned!

torvum gravatar imagetorvum ( 2014-02-18 09:00:28 -0500 )edit

Here's the output of lspci....

Also, could you by chance explain what we're doing and how you knew I have 2 graphics cards installed? I'd like to start understanding this myself so if you have the time to explain I'd appreciate it.


torvum gravatar imagetorvum ( 2014-02-18 09:06:56 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-02-18 10:59:01 -0500

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updated 2014-02-18 14:02:52 -0500

Ok. I figured her out! So after dealing with Ahmad Samir (Thanks bud!) he helped me figure out I had a graphics issue not a broadcom issue. It turns out that because I have a hybrid graphics setup on my computer (read: nVidia card and integrated intel graphics chip running at once) I have problems booting linux.

It turns out there's a solution to this called bumblebee (Specically, I installed bumblebee-nvidia. Instructions can be found here.) I installed that and it has fixed the problem. Now, I'm going to try to figure out how to install windump so that I can make use of VDPAU in order to get GPU acceleration.

(Note: I'm new to all of this so my explanation may be incorrect/lacking. Please correct me if something I've mentioned is incorrect)

EDIT: Forgot the link!

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I don't know if you found this (in your post "found here" isn't a hyperlink). Good luck.

Ahmad Samir gravatar imageAhmad Samir ( 2014-02-18 11:23:36 -0500 )edit

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