[ltp] Re: T430 (was RE: SL 7.2 - Gnome 3.14 - gnome-terminal - titles)

Stephen John Smoogen linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 14 May 2016 12:06:48 -0400

On 13 May 2016 at 23:37, Carl Friedberg <friedberg@exs.esb.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
> My first post in a long time. Today, I installed SL 7.2 (workstation opti=
> including Gnome) from the 2-DVD distribution downloaded from the
> SL website, onto a Lenovo T430. On reboot, the system hung.

That sounds more like a kernel problem with the hardware. The black
screen means that it is stuck in rhgb quiet mode to make it pretty but
is hiding quietly the real problem. In the grub2 edit of a boot line
remove rhgb and quiet and try a reboot again. It should stop at a
certain point which will help pinpoint the error. [My guess with the
T430 is that it is one of the BIOS update issues. It could also be a
problem with an nvidia extra chipset in some of the units when it is
in a docking unit.]

> I tried the rescue option, hung also (by hung, I mean a completely black
> screen, no way to get a response).
> I did try the grub emergency boot, but I don't know enough about SL
> to do anything with that.
> Just another data point for those who might be interested
> Carl Friedberg
> www.comets.com
> carl.friedberg@comets.com
> http://about.me/carl.friedberg
> From: owner-scientific-linux-users@listserv.fnal.gov
> [mailto:owner-scientific-linux-users@listserv.fnal.gov] On Behalf Of
> Thompson, Herb
> Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2016 5:51 PM
> Subject: SL 7.2 - Gnome 3.14 - gnome-terminal - titles
> FYI for those who might be affected: 7.2 comes with an upgrade to Gnome 3=
> which, as is usually the case for Gnome upgrades, results on the loss of
> some features present in the previous version.  The first nuisance I=E2=
> encountered is the loss of the ability to set a custom window title in a
> gnome-terminal profile. (For those tempted to suggest I try
> <your-favorite-desktop> I plan to stick with Gnome as on the whole I do f=
> it tolerable despite continued strange decisions by the developers.)
> ________________________________
> This e-mail communication (including any or all attachments) is intended
> only for the use of the person or entity to which it is addressed and may
> contain confidential and/or privileged material. If you are not the inten=
> recipient of this e-mail, any use, review, retransmission, distribution,
> dissemination, copying, printing, or other use of, or taking of any actio=
> in reliance upon this e-mail, is strictly prohibited. If you have receive=
> this e-mail in error, please contact the sender and delete the original a=
> any copy of this e-mail and any printout thereof, immediately. Your
> co-operation is appreciated.
> Le pr=C3=A9sent courriel (y compris toute pi=C3=A8ce jointe) s'adresse un=
iquement =C3=A0
> son destinataire, qu'il soit une personne ou un organisme, et pourrait
> comporter des renseignements privil=C3=A9gi=C3=A9s ou confidentiels. Si v=
ous n'=C3=AAtes
> pas le destinataire du courriel, il est interdit d'utiliser, de revoir, d=
> retransmettre, de distribuer, de diss=C3=A9miner, de copier ou d'imprimer=
> courriel, d'agir en vous y fiant ou de vous en servir de toute autre fa=
> Si vous avez re=C3=A7u le pr=C3=A9sent courriel par erreur, pri=C3=A8re d=
e communiquer avec
> l'exp=C3=A9diteur et d'=C3=A9liminer l'original du courriel, ainsi que to=
ute copie
> =C3=A9lectronique ou imprim=C3=A9e de celui-ci, imm=C3=A9diatement. Nous =
> reconnaissants de votre collaboration.

Stephen J Smoogen.