FS#28013 - [linux] System doesn't boot after fresh install with kernel 3.2.1

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Artyom (ArtKun) - Friday, 20 January 2012, 14:40 GMT
Last edited by Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis) - Sunday, 22 July 2012, 23:02 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture x86_64
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Today I did a fresh installation using netinstall CD. Everything went fine, but after reboot I got nothing but "Arch Linux" and "www.archlinux.org". Same thing happens in Failsafe mode. I can't do anything, even log in using tty1 terminal. There are no error messages at all, and there is no way to see logs... except chroot from livecd, but I don't know exactly what to look for.
I did the fresh installation again, but nothing changed.

My hardware is: P5Q PRO, Core 2 Duo E8500, GeForce GTX 550Ti.

Attached screenshot is not mine, but I edited it so it looks exactly the same.
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Closed by  Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis)
Sunday, 22 July 2012, 23:02 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Reported as fixed by OP.
Comment by Karol Błażewicz (karol) - Friday, 20 January 2012, 15:32 GMT
There are some threads on the forum regarding kernel 3.2 and nvidia e.g. https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=133838
Comment by Artyom (ArtKun) - Wednesday, 25 January 2012, 13:19 GMT
Today kernel updated to 3.2.1 in F16. It doesn't boot too.
I don't have proprietary drivers installed neither in Arch nor in Fedora. I'm using nouveau.
Comment by rams (r00t.ati) - Friday, 27 January 2012, 15:17 GMT
Same problem for me.
It happened from kernel >= 3.2 and i must use 3.1.9 to run my archlinux.
It freeze after udev loading.

My laptop is Dell XPS 15z
Comment by rams (r00t.ati) - Friday, 17 February 2012, 15:41 GMT
Boot is fixed for me with kernel 3.2.6, but my keyboard is dead (in X and in Console login)
Comment by Artyom (ArtKun) - Friday, 17 February 2012, 16:11 GMT
Unfortunately, even with kernel 3.2.6 it still doesn't boot. Nothing changed at all, and I have to use unsupported 3.1.9.
Comment by David Roheim (roheim) - Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 21:23 GMT
ArtKun: Did you try to install only base & base-dev?
Comment by Orion Jankowski (odj) - Saturday, 24 March 2012, 17:06 GMT
I think this thread might also be the same issue. https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1076954#p1076954
Comment by Artyom (ArtKun) - Saturday, 24 March 2012, 17:51 GMT
Thanks for the comments.

I finally figured out that it's a bug in kernel. I've sent bug reports:


But nothing changed yet. The bug still exists in kernel 3.3.0.
The only way to get your system to work is to boot with "acpi=off noapic" into console and install proprietary nvidia driver.
Comment by rams (r00t.ati) - Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 14:14 GMT
Yes, same situation for me too.
@ArtKun, what do you mean with "install proprietary nvidia driver"? Archlinux do not install the original?
Comment by Artyom (ArtKun) - Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 15:22 GMT
@Simone, I mean this problem occurs only if I use nouveau. If I boot with "rdblacklist=nouveau nouveau.modeset=0" flags (which prevent nouveau from working) it boots fine, but without hardware acceleration, so I have to install "nvidia" instead of "xf86-video-nouveau" to get 3D acceleration working.
Comment by Jelle van der Waa (jelly) - Saturday, 21 July 2012, 18:28 GMT
status with the latest kernel? 3.4.5?
Comment by Artyom (ArtKun) - Sunday, 22 July 2012, 18:39 GMT
It was fixed in 3.4.0, and works fine in 3.5. This bug should be closed.