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Fedora hangs right after starting gdm [closed]

asked 2014-04-13 21:21:09 -0500

abadrinath gravatar image

updated 2014-04-15 20:18:02 -0500


my machine worked fine yesterday. I didn't do any updates. I just looked at them (no internet). I have the text screen with the OKs and stuff with a cursor. nothing else.when I switch to tty2 and do service gdm status. there is a xorg colors problem.


EDIT: I cannot boot the system at all. How can I do those things?

EDIT2: I reinstalled this time with kde. No problems!

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close date 2014-07-21 05:34:48.725608


I have it on the lowest brightness. is that a problem??

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-04-13 21:22:43 -0500 )edit

Install the updates and reboot your system. Does this happen each time or only sometimes? Please edit your question and provide the requested information.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-04-14 01:43:25 -0500 )edit

Is this now resolved, or do you need further help?

cobra gravatar imagecobra ( 2014-04-16 03:21:34 -0500 )edit

Yep, I just reinstalled. Thanks for the help.

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-04-20 22:18:42 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-06-27 19:19:17 -0500

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Ah, the problem was that I disabled rpcbind.service, but not rpcbind.socket, resulting in some sort of hanging. If I had turned off the socket, that same problem would've been solved.

PS: I have tested this on my current KDE install, and it results in the same thing.

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rpcbind.service as I read, is NFS related and it is not installed/enabled by default on Fedora 20. I don't have such service (I don't use one). Just a clarification, for future users with a default installation and similar problem. Don't search for rpcbind.service to enable, because they will not find one.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-06-28 02:36:47 -0500 )edit

@NikTh - What do you mean?

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-06-30 22:35:01 -0500 )edit

rpcbind.service handles NFSv4 port mapping for NFS servers. You don't have to do anything with it, even if you use NFS; enabling nfs.service will bring it in automatically.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-07-01 00:19:52 -0500 )edit

I mean that, a user with a "hang" problem, might search for this service, when this service is not a default Fedora service (installed by default - when you install Fedora from Live USB...etc) and he/she will not find anything related. At this case, they don't need to think they have done something wrong, because rpcbind is an extra service that you have installed for NFS handling.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-07-01 02:48:46 -0500 )edit

Isn't rpcbind enabled by default? On my F20 install, it was enabled.

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-07-01 06:07:13 -0500 )edit

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