Update to 2.6.38-11 causes hang on startup

Bug #833063 reported by James Addison on 2011-08-24
This bug affects 1 person
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linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This issue is identical to https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/811240, which relates to mainly and was recommended in the last comment to open a new bug if 2.6.38-11 had similar issues.

For me, the issue actually started when I first updated to 2.6.38-10; when the 2.6.38-11 kernel update came along I was relieved as I thought the issue would have been fixed - but instead the issue manifests itself identically between the two kernel releases. In order to use my Natty system, I must manually select the 2.6.38-8 kernel.

System description:
- Zotac H55itx-c-e motherboard
- motherboard's DVI-out in use (no video card installed)
- 1 ADATA S599 SSD as main drive
- 5 Samsung HD204UI 2TB hard drives in a mdadm raid6 array, with an LVM2 configuration on top
- no optical drive
- no floppy drive
- Wifi access (not ethernet)

Would love to help narrow this down and prevent this issue from migrating to future kernels - sooner or later, the working 2.6.38-8 kernel is going to disappear from my grub list. ;)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: linux-image-2.6.38-8-generic 2.6.38-8.42
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.23.
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC1: jaddison 2049 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC0: jaddison 2049 F.... pulseaudio
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xfbcf4000 irq 52'
   Mixer name : 'Intel IbexPeak HDMI'
   Components : 'HDA:10ec0888,19daa130,00100001 HDA:80862804,80860101,00100000'
   Controls : 35
   Simple ctrls : 19
 Card hw:1 'U0x46d0x8d9'/'USB Device 0x46d:0x8d9 at usb-0000:00:1a.7-2.5, full speed'
   Mixer name : 'USB Mixer'
   Components : 'USB046d:08d9'
   Controls : 3
   Simple ctrls : 2
Date: Wed Aug 24 08:01:32 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
MachineType: To Be Filled By O.E.M. To Be Filled By O.E.M.
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic root=UUID=19ef9363-8d4c-45bf-a60b-da1e73bfb87b ro
 linux-restricted-modules-2.6.38-8-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-2.6.38-8-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.52

SourcePackage: linux
StagingDrivers: rt2860sta
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-05-03 (113 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 07/22/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 080015
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dmi.chassis.type: 3
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Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2011-08-24
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Is there at least a workaround to fix this bug? Or must I always hold down shift on startup to get the grub menu and select an older kernel?

FYI: adding 'nomodeset' to my grub config allows me to boot up, but my resolution is wonky (stretched and blurry), and I can't adjust it to my monitors standard resolution.

I just installed new kernel updates from this morning - this appears to be fixed for me. Nice work, Ubuntu team!

James Addison, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu better. This bug report is being closed due to your last comment regarding this being fixed with an update. For future reference you can manage the status of your own bugs by clicking on the current status in the yellow line and then choosing a new status in the revealed drop down box. You can learn more about bug statuses at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Status. Thank you again for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please submit any future bugs you may find.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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