kernel 3.0.0-13-generic seems to be last one that works on my ASUS laptop

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Mon Mar 12 14:38:07 UTC 2012

On Mon, 12 Mar 2012, Liam Proven wrote:

.> On 12 March 2012 12:11, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at>
> >
> >  i have an ASUS 64-bit G74S laptop for which the most recent kernel
> > that boots properly seems to be 3.0.0-13-generic.  anything after
> > that, once i select it during grub, seems to hang the system almost
> > immediately (no HD activity, black screen).
> >
> >  i also hand-built a "git clone"d kernel from the corresponding
> > config file and, annoyingly, that also hung, so i'm back to the
> > 3.0.0-13-generic release.
> >
> >  i'm about to do more experimenting, but i'm open to suggestions.
> Check the machine's BIOS is the most current available.

  it *appears* that this is the problem:

in short, with the hand-rolled 3.3.0-rc7 kernel i built for my 64-bit
11.10 (fully-updated) system, when i booted into recovery mode, i was
seeing the following (reproduced manually, forgive typoes):

=== start

Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ...
    ... a few lines describing recognized USB devices
udevd[110]: timeout: killing 'watershed sh -c ' /sbin/lvm vgscan ;
/sbin/lvm vgchange -a y''
... terminated by signal 9 (Killed)

hostname start/running, process 348
cnosole-setup start/running, process 350
Couldn't find whiptail, starting root shell instead of recovery mcenu
bash: groups: command not found

=== end

  i didn't notice this earlier since i never gave enough time for the
timeout to occur.  grrrrrrrr.

  so based on what i'm reading at that bugs page, i want to upgrade my
udev package to the one in oneiric-proposed.  never installed from
oneiric-proposed before, guess i better read how unless someone has a
different suggestion.



Robert P. J. Day                                 Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA


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