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13th June 2006, 01:50 PM
I'm experiencing a strange problem with my desktop install of FC5 after a recent update. The weird symptoms are as follows:

There is a delay loading the GRUB boot screen.
There is a delay setting the host name to localhost.localdomain
GDM now asks for a password during login, despite having previously enabled automatic login

Recent updates to my installation are as follows:

Jun 13 02:25:30 Updated: cups-libs.i386 1.2.1-1.7
Jun 13 02:25:31 Updated: avahi.i386 0.6.10-1.FC5
Jun 13 02:25:40 Updated: perl.i386 5.8.8-5
Jun 13 02:25:41 Updated: tcl.i386 8.4.13-1.1
Jun 13 02:25:43 Updated: shadow-utils.i386 4.0.14-9.FC5
Jun 13 02:25:43 Updated: libsepol.i386 1.12.17-1.fc5
Jun 13 02:25:44 Updated: policycoreutils.i386 1.30.10-2.fc5
Jun 13 02:25:46 Updated: selinux-policy.noarch 2.2.43-4.fc5
Jun 13 02:25:47 Updated: tk.i386 8.4.13-1.1
Jun 13 02:25:49 Updated: subversion.i386 1.3.2-2.1
Jun 13 02:26:00 Installed: kernel-smp.i686 2.6.16-1.2133_FC5
Jun 13 02:26:01 Installed: kmod-fglrx-smp.i686 8.25.18-
Jun 13 02:26:01 Updated: xterm.i386 213-1.FC5
Jun 13 02:26:01 Updated: avahi-glib.i386 0.6.10-1.FC5
Jun 13 02:26:49 Installed: kernel-smp-devel.i686 2.6.16-1.2133_FC5
Jun 13 02:26:55 Updated: gdm.i386 2.14.8-1
Jun 13 02:26:55 Updated: dhclient.i386 3.0.3-28
Jun 13 02:26:57 Updated: cups.i386 1.2.1-1.7
Jun 13 02:26:58 Updated: autofs.i386 4.1.4-25
Jun 13 02:27:03 Updated: selinux-policy-targeted.noarch 2.2.43-4.fc5
Jun 13 09:45:50 Updated: rsync.i386 2.6.8-1.FC5.1
Jun 13 13:33:18 Erased: kernel-smp
Jun 13 13:33:30 Erased: kernel-smp-devel
Jun 13 13:33:35 Erased: kmod-fglrx-smp
Jun 13 13:34:24 Erased: rsync I thought it could be an issue with upgrading to the new kernel (2.6.16-1.2133) but I experienced the same problems loading both old and new kernel.

I've been having some problems with my network connection, but that wouldn't explain why GRUB is taking pains to load and I haven't had problems setting the hostname before.

If anyone can help I would be most grateful.


13th June 2006, 02:53 PM
The auto login is a known bug

13th June 2006, 03:57 PM
Scratch number 1 as well about the grub boot screen: I had a faulty DVD in my drive which was causing the boot process to hang.

14th June 2006, 06:03 AM
I'm having the same issue with the automatic "Login Screen".

Is the anything that can be done to correct it?