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linux kernel 4.15.4-1 un-bootable

David Rosenstrauch
Ran into a weird issue today.  I upgraded a bunch of packages, including
the kernel to v4.15.4-1 (from 4.15.3-1).  But for some reason the system
was un-bootable.  The boot process would get part-way through, then the
booting screen would suddenly start showing its text on a green
background (rather than black) and it would freeze.

It took some jumping through hoops, but I was eventually able to boot to
a chroot environment, upgrade to a newer kernel (v4.15.5-1) and suddenly
the problem magically went away and my machine boots fine.

Anyone have any idea what might have happened here?  I'm assuming it was
a bad kernel build, but I'd like to know for sure.  I didn't see any
recent bugs under the "linux" kernel package that matched what I was
seeing.

Thanks,

DR
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Have a look at the changelogs:
https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.15.4 and
https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.15.5.

Looks like it could be a DRM issue. Which graphics hardware and driver
stack are you using?

-
Marc

On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 10:39 PM, David Rosenstrauch <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> Ran into a weird issue today.  I upgraded a bunch of packages, including
> the kernel to v4.15.4-1 (from 4.15.3-1).  But for some reason the system
> was un-bootable.  The boot process would get part-way through, then the
> booting screen would suddenly start showing its text on a green background
> (rather than black) and it would freeze.
>
> It took some jumping through hoops, but I was eventually able to boot to a
> chroot environment, upgrade to a newer kernel (v4.15.5-1) and suddenly the
> problem magically went away and my machine boots fine.
>
> Anyone have any idea what might have happened here?  I'm assuming it was a
> bad kernel build, but I'd like to know for sure.  I didn't see any recent
> bugs under the "linux" kernel package that matched what I was seeing.
>
> Thanks,
>
> DR
>
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Re: linux kernel 4.15.4-1 un-bootable

Stefan Husmann
>> Ran into a weird issue today.  I upgraded a bunch of packages, including
>> the kernel to v4.15.4-1 (from 4.15.3-1).  But for some reason the system
>> was un-bootable.  The boot process would get part-way through, then the
>> booting screen would suddenly start showing its text on a green background
>> (rather than black) and it would freeze.
>>
>> It took some jumping through hoops, but I was eventually able to boot to a
>> chroot environment, upgrade to a newer kernel (v4.15.5-1) and suddenly the
>> problem magically went away and my machine boots fine.
>>
>> Anyone have any idea what might have happened here?  I'm assuming it was a
>> bad kernel build, but I'd like to know for sure.  I didn't see any recent
>> bugs under the "linux" kernel package that matched what I was seeing.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> DR
>>Marcelo "Marc" Ranolfi via arch-general <[hidden email]>
writes:

> Have a look at the changelogs:
> https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.15.4 and
> https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.15.5.
>
> Looks like it could be a DRM issue. Which graphics hardware and driver
> stack are you using?
>
> -
> Marc
>
> On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 10:39 PM, David Rosenstrauch <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
Hello,

I expperience exactly the same here, but also with linux 4.15.3-2. Linux
4.15.3-1 works fine.

I have a NVIDIA GF119 [Geforce GT610] with nouveau driver.

Best Regards

Stefan
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Stefan Husmann
Stefan Husmann <[hidden email]> writes:

> Hello,
>
> I expperience exactly the same here, but also with linux 4.15.3-2. Linux
> 4.15.3-1 works fine.
>
> I have a NVIDIA GF119 [Geforce GT610] with nouveau driver.
>
> Best Regards
>
> Stefan

Hello,

I just got linux 4.15.5-1 and this fixes the problem at least on my
system.

Best Regards
Stefan