I have a machine with FC1 which has been working fine. I decided to replace the CD-ROM drive with a CD-R/W drive today, and now I can't get into the Gnome desktop. I get the normal FC login window, I enter my login and password, then FC hangs when it gets to the point it is loading the CD Device Handler. It requires a hard reset or power off, even the mouse pointer is frozen. CTRL+ALT+backspace has no effect. It appears it is not just X which is hung, but the entire machine.
I can get in using a KDE session or the failsafe console, but not Gnome.
Edit: At least I got in using KDE once. The second time it also locked up like Gnome.
I have all updates installed, as of yesterday night, including the latest kernel. The machine has a full install of FC1 (everything). Here is the hardware:
AOpen AX34-U motherboard (VIA 694T chipset)
768MB PC133 SDRAM
30GB Maxtor, primary/master
HP CD-Writer 8200+ secondary/master (replaced Lite-On 52x CD-ROM)
ATi Radeon 8500 64MB (ATi 3.2.8 driver)
Ensonic ES-1371 AudioPCI soundcard
3Com 3C905B-TX nic
The HP burner has previously been used under every major RH version starting with 6.2, with no problems. I am sure it's not a hardware problem, but rather a configuration in FC1 which does not like the previous CD drive replaced with this CD-RW drive.
The machine has been rock-solid stable since installing FC1 a few weeks ago, including occasionally leaving it running for a few days. I haven't yet tried to put the original CD-ROM drive back in the system.
How can I fix this?