Fedora stuck on boot

asked 2014-03-13 07:17:28 -0500

alexskc gravatar image

updated 2014-03-14 08:55:23 -0500

I'm really unsure what to do right now. I swictched to Rawhide not too long ago (I know, I know), and everything was working find until I reboot yesterday. If I "act the way I usually do", Plymouth just hangs at the Fedora logo. If I press esc before booting to try and see what's going on, it looks like any normal boot until it gives a message that it's started GDM, after which it just hangs. Keyboard input doesn't work. I can't Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl-Alt-F2 or anything.

It behaves this way regardless of which kernel I boot into, including kernels that worked fine earlier. If I chroot into the system, it behaves like it normally would.

Update: I have fixed the problem where X would not accept input by reinstalling X and getting rid of all config. GDM will still not start, and the only way to get to the desktop is to use another display manager or simply startx. This starts a very slow, borderline unusable Gnome3 desktop, with a lot of features missing like sound. Will keep trying to fix GDM.

Update 2: This is some kind of permissions problem. Gnome and X work fine if I run startx as root. I should be able to pinpoint what's causing the problem pretty quickly now.

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After you chroot you can log into a graphical environment?

lnxslck gravatar imagelnxslck ( 2014-03-13 12:29:33 -0500 )edit

Have tested entering recovery mode? what happens?

lobocode gravatar imagelobocode ( 2014-03-13 12:43:17 -0500 )edit

Chrooting into the system, if I try to "startx", I get "xauth: file /home/user/.serverauth does not exist", and starting GDM results in "Couldn't connect to system bus: Could not connect: No such file or directory".

I'm feeling a really strong sense of Deja Vu around this. I'll probably realize something really obvious in a cople of hours.

alexskc gravatar imagealexskc ( 2014-03-13 18:20:03 -0500 )edit

but you have internet access? sudo ping-c 3 www.google.com returns connection? we can try to reassemble the system from stratch ..

lobocode gravatar imagelobocode ( 2014-03-13 18:49:06 -0500 )edit

Yup, I have internet access. Recovery mode even works perfectly until I start gdm, at which point everything freezes, or x, at which point the system loads everything fine but keyboard and mouse input lock up.

alexskc gravatar imagealexskc ( 2014-03-13 18:51:42 -0500 )edit