SMP Kernel on Dell PE2850 and X causes crash - FC5 Test 3 - Update

Charles Deling charles at
Thu Mar 2 15:47:19 UTC 2006

I have upgraded to kernel version 2.6.15-1.991 and have the same
results. Run the SMP kernel and go to run level 5 and the processor
utilization goes through the roof.

Any suggestions?


Charles Deling wrote:

>I installed the FC5 test 3 CD's. Using kernel version 
>kernel-smp-2.6.15-1.1955_FC5, in run level 5 after the user logs on the
>system locks up hard. No keyboard input, no changes on the screen, no
>network functions. Using kernel kernel-2.6.15-1.1955_FC5
>To make sure I have the latest and greatest of everything I ran "yum -y
>update" at 17:47 Februrary 27 (Eastern time) except for kernel and
>kernel-smp and got the same results.
>The reason why id did not upgrade the kernel is because I get the
>following error message from yum for  kernel-smp-2.6.15-1.1977_FC5 and 
>Downloading Packages:
>(1/1): kernel-2.6.15-1.19 100% |=========================|  13 MB    01:35
>Running Transaction Test
>Finished Transaction Test
>Transaction Test Succeeded
>Running Transaction
>  Installing: kernel                       ######################### [1/1]
>error resolving symbolic link
>\\u047f,\u047f\uffff: No such file or directory
>After I did the upgrade and booted to run level 5 with the SMP kernel,
>XOrg was using 99% of the processors (per top) and never prompted for a
>user to log in. I could connect via ssh, but the system was running very
>Starting the sytem with SMP in run level 3 is fine until you do "startx"
>or init 5 - then the processor utilization goes off the chart. Nothing
>every appears on the monitor. ssh will function.
>The system has (2) 2.8G processors and is a Dell Power Edge 2850
>As I am not an expert in X, could somebody suggest something stupid I
>might be doing, is there more information I should provide, or should I
>file a bug report?

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