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Bug #12482

Stuck on 'Start job waiting...' using Radeon driver with 3.0-betax

Added by Gelgamek over 2 years ago. Updated 7 months ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Hardware support
Target version:
-
Start date:
04/26/2017
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Research
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Description

The tails 3.0 betas won't start on one of my machines unless I disable the Radeon modeset driver. When starting Tails normally the greeter loads, but I get stuck with a 'Start job waiting' message when AppArmor loads (it usually gets stuck waiting for TOR to bootstrap). Trying to start Tails in Troubleshooting Mode results in a flashing screen and a system lock when it attempts to load GNOME during boot.

The GPU does have known issues as it's a Cedar (AMD 5450) but Tails 2.x runs without issue.

It's possibly related to Bug #11095.


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #11095: GNOME session fails to start with some AMD/ATI radeon GPU Resolved 02/09/2016

History

#1 Updated by Gelgamek over 2 years ago

The two different messages it can display when getting stuck are:

'Start job is running for hold until boot process finishes up'
'Start job is running for wait for tor to be bootstrapped'

Having looked at the issue getting into troubleshooting mode, I found it works if I set the `nomodeset` flag to just disable the radeon driver rather than all of them. I have a weird setup in that I have an Nvidia, AMD and Intel GPU all in this same machine so the flashing screen and lock I get trying to use Troubleshooting Mode may be partially related to another driver.

#2 Updated by intrigeri over 2 years ago

  • Related to Bug #11095: GNOME session fails to start with some AMD/ATI radeon GPU added

#3 Updated by intrigeri over 2 years ago

  • Category set to Hardware support
  • Assignee set to Gelgamek
  • QA Check set to Info Needed
  • Type of work changed from Graphics to Research

When starting Tails normally the greeter loads, but I get stuck with a 'Start job waiting' message when AppArmor loads (it usually gets stuck waiting for TOR to bootstrap).

I don't understand what happens exactly in this case: what happens once you log into the session from Tails Greeter?

Also, is radeon.modeset=0 to fix the problem?

#5 Updated by intrigeri over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Confirmed

We got a similar bug report about "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M] (rev 83)" with PCI ID 1002:6660. Waiting for more test results.

#6 Updated by u about 1 year ago

Gelgamek: did the above instructions help? Do you still experience this problem with a more recent Tails? DId you try the same with a Debian Stretch live?

#7 Updated by intrigeri 7 months ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to Rejected
  • Assignee deleted (Gelgamek)
  • QA Check deleted (Info Needed)

Not actionable without the requested info.

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