Bug#786942: upgrade-reports: wheezy -> jessie boot lock up "A start job is running for udev wait for Complete Device Initialization"

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Sat Jun 6 23:33:54 UTC 2015

Control: reassign -1 nvidia-driver
Control: found -1 340.65-2

Am 30.05.2015 um 19:26 schrieb Karl Schmidt:
> Finally SOLVED - the problem was traced back to the nvidia driver
> package I was using (in jessie 340.65+3.16.0+1) - I removed it ( the
> need has been eliminated as nouveau can now support dual headed
> displays). ( I did have to create a minimal /etc/X11/xorg.conf to get it
> to work at all (shouldn't be the case)).
> What is interesting, was the total lack of logging from the nvidia
> provided software - even disabling kdm did not prevent the start-up hang.
> I'm also thinking that the distribution upgrade process should probably
> check a list of old problem causing cruft packages.
> I was able to find the problem by creating a list of packages on this
> machine and a similar one with a fresh install - loading those into meld
> to show the differences.
> # lspci |grep -i nvid
> 09:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G92 [GeForce 9800
> GT] (rev a2)

Re-assigning this bug to nvidia-driver. Having it installed shouldn't
break the boot process in such a way.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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