Bug #792

Hang at Welcome screen during R7.00.03 install

Added by no2u over 6 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Status:Can not duplicate Start date:11/05/2011
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Category:- Spent time: 1.00 hour
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Description

Trying to blast a fresh install of R7.00.03 from CD, and MythVantage hangs at the "Welcome to LinHES" install screen. I don't know if it matters, but the SATA hard disk already contained some old linux partitions. The only choices I made during the attempted install were "No Spash-Screen" and "Install/Upgrade". Retried the install 3 times and same result. Attaching files from the /tmp directory, and output from various commands while in the hung state. Let me know if I can provide any more info.

top.txt - Output from "top" command when hung (4.5 kB) no2u, 11/05/2011 08:57 am

fdisk_old_partitions.txt - Old partition table still present (was expecting install to overwrite) (550 Bytes) no2u, 11/05/2011 08:57 am

mount.txt - Output from "mount" command (904 Bytes) no2u, 11/05/2011 08:57 am

x.log (1.6 kB) no2u, 11/05/2011 08:57 am

photo1.JPG - Snapshot of screen when hung (132.4 kB) no2u, 11/05/2011 08:57 am

photo2.JPG - Snapshot of Ctl-Alt-F1 screen when hung (255.8 kB) no2u, 11/05/2011 08:57 am

mythvantage_install.log (33.4 kB) no2u, 11/05/2011 08:57 am

.netinfo (842 Bytes) no2u, 11/05/2011 08:57 am

ps-A.txt - Output from "ps -A" command when hung (2.4 kB) no2u, 11/05/2011 08:57 am

.X0-lock (11 Bytes) no2u, 11/05/2011 08:57 am

fluxbox.log (6.4 kB) no2u, 11/05/2011 09:17 am

pacman.log (3.2 kB) no2u, 11/05/2011 09:17 am

dmesg.log (55.8 kB) no2u, 11/05/2011 09:17 am

Xorg.0.log (303.6 kB) no2u, 11/05/2011 09:17 am

History

Updated by jams over 6 years ago

This looks like a focus problem.
Try killing timezone.bin or pressing alt+tab to see if things come back into focus.

Updated by no2u over 6 years ago

Pressing alt-tab does nothing, still at the blue "Welcome" screen (as in photo). Attaching log files from /var/log.

Updated by brfransen over 6 years ago

It looks like the menu got dismissed. Try pressing M.

Updated by no2u over 6 years ago

FYI, deleting the old linux partitions from /dev/sda had no effect, install still hangs. Note that that installation made it past the "Starting Network" screen and I pressed "Finish" after selecting the Hauppauge remote, and that's the point at which the blue "Welcome to LinHES!" screen is hung.

When I press Ctl-Alt-F1, the last message on the screen is "DBManager0 is still in use, all queries will cease to work". Sorry that screen-shot was a little fuzzy. I'm not sure which error messages are "normal", so not sure if it's significant.

Updated by jams over 6 years ago

pretty sure you have a focus problem. did you try killing timezone.bin

Updated by no2u over 6 years ago

brfransen wrote:

It looks like the menu got dismissed. Try pressing M.

Pressing M at the blue screen has no effect. If I press Alt-M, the MythTV Front-End menu pops up, so the keyboard is responding (just as a point of interest), but note that the Install hasn't even partitioned the hard disk at this point.

Updated by no2u over 6 years ago

jams wrote:

pretty sure you have a focus problem. did you try killing timezone.bin

Good call. After killing "timezone.bin", the Install is now continuing and formatting /dev/sda.

Updated by no2u over 6 years ago

Installation worked fine after that.

I don't think I would characterize this as a "focus" problem. From the behavior, it would appear that the install script is simply waiting for "timezone.bin" to exit before displaying the screen which asks which time zone you're in. Perhaps it would be possible for the install script to kill "timezone.bin" automatically after 5 seconds or so? I'll bet that yanking the network cable might have worked as well, I think I'll repeat the install just to see.

Updated by no2u over 6 years ago

FYI, if I try running timezone.bin by itself...

/usr/MythVantage/bin/timezone.bin guess

...it says "Error initialising lirc" and then hangs forever. Disconnecting the network at this point has no effect.

If I disconnect the network cable and execute the same command again, it pulls up a picture of the globe (after displaying the same lirc message) and lets me select a time zone.

Updated by jams over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Can not duplicate

can not duplicate this on 7.1 or 7.2

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