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Archive for February, 2014

GNOME start failure with new selinux-policy

Posted by adamwill on February 26, 2014

At least for the author, with selinux-policy-3.13.1-27.fc21 , GNOME fails to start correctly if SELinux is in Enforcing mode. If SELinux is in Permissive mode it starts correctly. This denial seems most likely to be the cause of the problem.

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Long-term users: check /var/run is a symlink to /run before updating to systemd 210

Posted by adamwill on February 26, 2014

If your Rawhide system has been around for a while, check that /var/run is a symlink to /run before you update to systemd 210. If it isn’t, the system will likely fail to boot.

Recent Fedora installations create /var/run as a symlink to /run, but older ones didn’t (I don’t know precisely when this was changed), and it seems systemd and dbus disagree about the location of dbus’ socket: dbus thinks it should be in /var/run , and systemd thinks it should be in /run. If one’s a symlink to the other this is fine; if it isn’t, things are very much not fine.

If /var/run isn’t a symlink to /run, you can move its contents into /run and make it into one. (Even if you mess up, this isn’t terribly important, as all this stuff is supposed to be transient anyway: /run is a tmpfs. Worst you can do is break one boot.)

Bug filed upstream for systemd dbus.

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Boot failures with recent Rawhide kernels

Posted by adamwill on February 4, 2014

Several people have reported that recent kernels sometimes, often or always completely fail to boot, very early in the boot process (right after the boot menu). We’re still looking into this at present, but we have a possible indication of what the problem might be right now. You may see a trace in numa stuff if you boot with earlyprintk=vga.

We’d advise Rawhide users to make sure you still have a 3.13 kernel installed, just in case you run into trouble booting 3.14 kernels.

Edit: kernel-3.14.0-0.rc1.git0.2.fc21 may well fix this. Please test it out, if you’re affected, and let us know if it doesn’t.

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