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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:09 am    Post subject: [SOLVED]BOOTING ERROR: 'UDEV failed to start'-frozen machine Reply with quote

Hi,

After emerge --sync and trying to emerge world - at the moment not yet running -
suddenly I have booting problem: During the booting stage I get ERROR message: 'UDEV failed to start'
and when the DE's login screen is showing up, it is frozen and keyboard and mouse not active.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the largest reason for udev failing to start is having a kernel that doesn't have the required options built into it... however there can be other reasons. A screen cap of the boot process would be useful...

How much of a world update did you do? must be fairly significant...

Did you also update kernel?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eccerr0r,

[quote]I think the largest reason for udev failing to start is having a kernel that doesn't have the required options built into it...
No - I did not change anything regarding kernel configuration before this problem suddenly appeared.

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A screen cap of the boot process would be useful...

How can I do that? The machine stuck with frozen DE login screen...

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How much of a world update did you do? must be fairly significant...

World update can not start due to conflict issues and it even did not start.
I had similar problem with other machine but there it did not stuck and with some tips of the forum I succeeded to run emerge world,
but here it is frozen.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you take a picture with a digital camera of the errors that show up before the GUI?

Also, should try to stop the machine from getting into the GUI, setting softlevel=single should do this for openrc, or systemd.unit=rescue for systemd.

Other possible problems that could hold up your keyboard (though I thought this should be fixed by now) is upgrading your X server but not recompiling your xf86-input drivers.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear eccerr0r,

Sorry for not updating my status: Meanwhile I used the DOK of the installation to chroot into the system,
and finally succeeded to run 'emerge world' that fixed that problem and a lot others. However your tips are helpful for others and for mine next time... :wink:
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Also, should try to stop the machine from getting into the GUI, setting softlevel=single should do this for openrc, or systemd.unit=rescue for systemd.

This is a good idea - I will use it in the next time (hope not...) facing with such problem.

Thanks a lot
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