View Full Version : Impossibly slow after last yum update
21st March 2011, 11:04 PM
I've been running Fedora 15 for a few weeks, I updated the system on saturday night, there wasn't any kernal updates (that was updated on a previous successful update), I can't remember what all got updated but nothing that made me worry. but now when the system boots it takes ~10 minutes to get to the login screen, which I proceed to login and i've waited upto 30 minutes and its unable to get to the desktop.
I am able to ctrl-atl-F2 and I am able to login either as my guest login or root without too much issues but it doesn't load network drivers so no internet.
the bottom line is is there anything I should be trying before I decide to redo my installation again? such as a bug report or something
I'm running a dell M1530, dual core 2.2Ghz processor 4GB ram, Nvidia graphics card (for fedora 15 i've stayed with the included nouveau drivers for the time being and haven't upgraded to the proprietary ones
22nd March 2011, 12:37 AM
The slow startup could be due to your network drivers not loading so no networking so some processes are stalling upon startup.
To further diagnose this, when you bootup and get pass the initial grub and kernel startup, select the "show details" to see what services are taking a long time to load.
22nd March 2011, 03:47 PM
I can't remember what all got updated but nothing that made me worry.
You can jog your memory by examining the contents of /var/log/yum.log
22nd March 2011, 03:58 PM
Are you using any LVM partitions?
there is an issue with what appears to be a deadlock during boot - dbus not starting prevents LVM from starting, which in turn prevents filesystems from being mounted... which in turn prevent dbus from starting...
22nd March 2011, 11:07 PM
Yes I checked and Dbus is having issues causing Kmod to fail (specificlly I can only remember installing kmod-wl for broadcom wireless drivers), it also causes MDmonitor, network services & ABRT to fail to load.
Judging by your comments in the other Dbus thread of Rawhide it appears its not fixed yet so there is not point in redoing the installation till Dbus in the current repository is fixed. :C
and yes I am using some LVM's, would be nice to keep them since i keep all my media and personal files on a seperate LVM. :D
should I try to file a bug report or wait?
22nd March 2011, 11:19 PM
I would suggest filing a bug report - after looking for one that may already exist. If it does exist, add your examples.
I've had decent results when the problem shows up in multiple systems, and is repeatable.
Personally, I don't think this one should have made it out of the developers system.
30th March 2011, 12:48 AM
oh, the last view updates to Dbus haven't caused Dbus to fail like it did with Dbus 1.4.6-1 so thats good news :D
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