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Old 29th January 2013, 03:39 AM
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F17 failed to start, wait for plymouth boot screen to quit

Hello,

When booting into the latest kernel 3.7.3-101-fc17-x86_64, I got a mostly black screen with the following message, which stays for what seems like forever:

"Failed to start. Wait for Plymouth boot screen to start"

My video card is GeForce 6600GT. I am using akmod and kmod nvidia drivers.

Booting into the older kernel 3.6.11-5 is OK. No problems booting up until now.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help.

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Old 30th January 2013, 03:37 AM
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Re: F17 failed to start, wait for plymouth boot screen to quit

Hi everyone,

Here's update #1. Please bear with me because it documents the paths I am taking toward solution.

1. Boot into 3.7.3-101 again. See same error message.

2. ALT F2 > login > startx

3.
Quote:

Using configfile: /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Using config directory: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
Using system config directory: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf

FATAL: Module nvidia not found
Fatal server error: no screens found


check log file at: var/log/Xorg-0.log

Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file

xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to x-server: connection refused
xinit: server error
4. Then I tried kdesu or kdesudo kwrite /var/log/Xorg-0.log but failed to open up this log file.

Stay tuned for Update #2!

---------- Post added at 10:37 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:21 PM ----------

Update #2:

I changed to a simpler way:

1. Boot into older kernel 3.6.11-5

2. $yumex shows:

2.1. Installed Packages:

akmod-nvidia-304.64-1.fc17

kernel 3.7.3-101.fc17

kernel 3.6.11-5.fc17

kmod-nvidia-3.6.11-5.fc17 version 304.64-1.fc17.7

2.2. Available Package:

kmod-nvidia-3.7.3-101.fc17 version 304.64-2.fc17.1

NB: This must be the missing culprit which I was unable to install yesterday from the command line ("Error downloading package. No more suitable mirrors"). Somehow akmod-nvidia did not install it.


3. Reboot: Voila! Problem solved!

I would appreciate your comments and suggestions to avoid same type of problem in the future when the kernel is updated.

Thank you.

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Old 5th February 2013, 12:58 AM
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Re: F17 failed to start, wait for plymouth boot screen to quit

Thanks so much for your post and this helped resolve my issues.

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=288348

Regards,
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