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F16 fails to boot w/ messages like udevd[541]: timeout: killing '/sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v<...>'

asked 2012-04-13 05:49:52 -0500

smylius gravatar image

Hi, my desktop (Fujitsu Siemens Celsius R570-2) fails to boot properly, switching to emergency mode with messages like

udevd[541]: timeout: killing '/sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v000010ECd0000816Csv00001734sd00001178bc0Csc07i01' [594]

Since purchase it has been booting into Fedora (first 15, now 16) rather slowly and/or unsuccessfully but since the last kernel update it became worse and now it fails to boot almost always. I re-installed, updated, and checked if it booted again. It did, so I went on installing packages (from rpmfusion, etc.) and configured the machine again. But it didn't help: currently, it generally fails booting the oldest as well as the newest kernel (kernel-3.1.0-7.fc16.x8664 and kernel-3.3.1-3.fc16.x8664, resp.)

I think I found the PCI device responsible for the error message above:

[root@ldpbl002 ~]# lspci|grep -i 816C

05:00.3 IPMI SMIC interface: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 816c (rev 01)

After 10 to 20 boot attempts the machine is running again but I am afraid what happens when I need to reboot ;}

Could it be a timeout problem after the device is not recognized?

Does anybody have an idea how I could fix this?

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answered 2012-05-02 11:38:47 -0500

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That looks to be your sound card. It may be a chip on the sound card does not like the Kernel or the sound card is bad. I had a slow booting Fedora 15/16 and it was a memorex dvd burner that caused the issue. The dvd drive worked fine in Windows but caused a very slow Fedora boot.

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