[arch-general] linux kernel 4.15.4-1 un-bootable

Stefan Husmann stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Sat Feb 24 07:10:10 UTC 2018

>> 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 <arch-general at archlinux.org>

> 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 <darose at darose.net>
> wrote:

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


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