This post is likely to talk about radeon and AMD drivers...
Notebook upgrade = Fine (after some fiddling around with
Desktop machine 'epoch' = Fine (almost zero issues)
Desktop machine 'square' = Non-responsive
Failed to get to systemd.initialized
Comment out (for now) in
This allows (for instance)
3.17.4-301.fc21 to boot, but Plymouth not Quitting (
radeon is loaded). Therefore, chief suspect is the AMD graphics drivers.
Make sure that
kernel-headers available for the latest kernel available in the machine.
cd fglrx-install.xxxxxx/ cd install/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod ./make.sh
This last command will probably fail with an error similar to this :
/<path>/fglrx-14.501.1003/fglrx-install.2Kq7qH/install/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_acpi.c: In function ‘KCL_ACPI_Slot_No_Hotplug’: /<path>/fglrx-14.501.1003/fglrx-install.2Kq7qH/install/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_acpi.c:845:21: error: ‘struct acpi_device_flags’ has no member named ‘no_hotplug’ tdev->flags.no_hotplug = true; ^
The simplest (kludgiest) way to eliminate this error is to remove the reference to
flags.no_hotplug, by commenting it out (cringy, I know). So, simply :
joe 2.6.x/kcl_acpi.c #(goto line ~845) // no_hotplug // comment out line
Then redo the
make.sh and (if eveything goes through without complaint) carry on :
#after fixing up 2.6.x/kcl_acpi.c ./make.sh cd .. ./make_install.sh
At this point, there should be no problem going back to the 'GUI' screen and running the installation from there - the source has been fixed up sufficiently. This will also re-do the blacklist thing, and (IIRC) set up the code to regenerate the module when the kernel is (minorly) upgraded.