I woke up this morning to see my F18 instance not giving me the GNOME login screen. It just hangs after systemd brings up
wpa_supplicant.service. And, throws this message:
systemd-readahead Failed to read event: value too large for defined datatype
I fired up an F18 live-usb to see open a browser and check if there any existing bugs. Indeed there was one. It’s in ASSIGNED state. But I haven’t delved deep into the issue.
I quickly tried a few things :
- Start the
$ systemctl start systemd-readahead-replay.service</
- Try to invoke Xorg from a virtual terminal with the below CLI
$ Xorg :0 -background none -verbose \ -seat seat0 -nolisten tcp vt1
- Boot into runlevel 3, and type
quietfrom Kernel command-line, to find more verbos logs. No errors absolutely in
All to no avail. I was drawing a blank and didn’t have any alternative, I’m working remote currently, and I only have this Lenovo X220 with me. I decided to just upgrade to
Schrödinger’s Cat (i.e. Fedora-19). Why not? – I’ve been working for months with Fedora-19 composes on more than 5 servers just fine (but they’re all just minimal @core only virt hosts). I invoked the below command and went for my lunch…
$ yum update yum; yum clean all \ yum --releasever=19 distro-sync --nogpgcheck -y
…voila — after download/update/cleanup/verify of 4770 packages, Schrödinger’s Cat is ready !