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#1 2014-07-14 21:49:25

midpuln
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Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

On boot, after "loading, please wait..." my screen is filled with

udevd[73]: timeout: killing '/sbin/mobprobe -b scsi :t-0x0d' [382]

This is a fresh install, I have used both UNetbootin and LinuxLive to install it and received the error both times. This happens on the second boot on the fresh install.
The only things I have done before I got this error were run cb-welcome, install xfonts-terminus and firefox-mozilla-build. Putting acpi=off in GRUB does not help.
Any help would be appreciated, I will try to offer as much information as I can.

Last edited by midpuln (2014-07-16 19:57:19)

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#2 2014-07-17 21:48:51

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Re: Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

Hate to bump but this is pretty urgent for me as I can't use crunchbang at all. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated

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#3 2014-07-17 22:06:54

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Re: Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

midpuln wrote:

Hate to bump but this is pretty urgent for me as I can't use crunchbang at all. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated

I think you are more likely to get a response if you gave some details of your hardware.

Googling the error message leads to similar ones due to kernel bugs, and also an answer you may have already come across here using GRUB options.

At the end of that thread it implies that the problem was due to nvidia graphics, although your error mentions scsi neutral

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#4 2014-07-17 23:02:42

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Re: Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD7870
Motherboard: Sabertooth 990FX
CPU: AMD FX-6100
RAM: 8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3
HDD: 80gb SATA WDC

That's my hardware. I had an error similar to this one after installing AMD"s proprietary drivers through smxi but I didn't do that this time.

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#5 2014-07-18 06:29:43

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Re: Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

midpuln wrote:

...and firefox-mozilla-build.

What is this? How did you install it?

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#6 2014-07-18 11:11:18

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Re: Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
midpuln wrote:

...and firefox-mozilla-build.

What is this? How did you install it?

From this, I could do another install without doing that but I believe I have and it didn't change the error

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#7 2014-07-19 10:49:57

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Re: Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

Well, the page you have linked recommends adding an ubuntu-based source to your /etc/apt/sources.list. This is not advisable as ubuntu makes downstream code changes & patches which are not passed upstream to Debian (despite ubuntu being based on all the hard work done by Debian devs, they will not repay in kind) thus ubuntu sources may break pure Debian systems (such as #!)...
Haven't a clue about your error though sad
Really strange that it booted once but not again...

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#8 2014-07-22 01:00:32

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Re: Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

I talked with someone on IRC and they said it was possible that my init.d is showing my drive as something it isn't. Is it possible I messed up mounting some of my drives? I have used gparted to mount 2 drives each time I have installed.

EDIT: I did a complete reinstall and here is everything I have done to replicate this error

  1. Installed Crunchbang & Ran cb-welcome (all defaults, yes to Printer Support, Java and Libreoffice)

  2. Installed Disk Manager

  3. Mounted 2 NTFS drives

  4. Installed Firefox (through the linuxmint repo method)

  5. Installed xfonts-terminus
    (I did not do the parts below earlier, they were a decision I made this install. They will probably not be relevant to the main issue)

  6. Added 32bit Architecture

  7. Used GhostSquad57's Steam-Installer-for-Wheezy Script

  8. Went through Manual Installation in this thread until it requires a reboot

  9. Recieved same SCSI error as well as 2 new ones. The additional errors are the following

    d[503]: timeout: killing '/sbin/modprobe/ -b input:LOTS OF NUMBERS
    d[538]: timeout: killing '/sbin/modprobe/ -b x86cpu :vendor :002:family:LOTS OF NUMBERS

So not only did I get the error again on second boot, but attempting to install AMD drivers gave me 2 new errors alongside the old one. At this point I am just trying to get a solution so I can help others who stumble upon this thread, I think this is enough troubleshooting for me.

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#9 2014-07-22 08:41:32

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Re: Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

midpuln wrote:

Installed Firefox (through the linuxmint repo method)

Don't do this --- it will break your system...
Try again without this step, see if it makes a difference.

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#10 2014-07-23 00:29:48

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Re: Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Try again without this step, see if it makes a difference.

I reinstalled, did everything I did before excluding install Firefox, and I am still left with 3 different errors being shown constantly after "Waiting for /dev/to be fully populated"

This time it's the "scsi" one, as well as the "input" one I had when I installed drivers, and a new one under "wmi". Since I am getting the input one I had before, I am worried that it's just the crunchbang installer not removing everything from past installs. Is that a possibility?

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#11 2014-07-23 00:50:41

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Re: Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

^ Yes it is hmm
There is an option in the installer to format the partition before intallation.

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#12 2014-07-23 01:04:17

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Re: Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

I checked the installer and I was formatting the partitions on the drive each time I installed, so that shouldn't be the issue.

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#13 2014-07-26 09:29:34

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Re: Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

Again, really hate to bump but this is a pretty important issue for me. I haven't been able to use #! in almost 2 weeks, so I'm pretty desperate. Especially since I can't stand any other distro's sad

I'll try any suggestions, I really don't want to leave this without solution in case someone else has the same issue as well.

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#14 2014-07-26 10:47:15

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Re: Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

It still sounds like a graphics driver problem. Similar problem and solution here


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#15 2014-07-26 17:55:51

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Re: Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

damo wrote:

It still sounds like a graphics driver problem. Similar problem and solution here

Unfortunately, I am unable to do either of those solutions. Trying to boot into recovery mode gives me the scsi error, and I cannot install drivers because that needs a reboot and I get the scsi error on second boot.

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#16 2014-07-27 06:44:12

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Re: Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

Do you get a boot menu showing up?

If so, when you press "e" do you get to a grub terminal? That's where you can change kernel parameters and try a graphics setting that works.


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#17 2014-07-27 23:52:14

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Re: Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

damo wrote:

Do you get a boot menu showing up?

If so, when you press "e" do you get to a grub terminal? That's where you can change kernel parameters and try a graphics setting that works.

Yes, I can use GRUB and I can edit the boot parameters. However, acpi=off and pci=noacpi do not stop the error.

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#18 2014-08-01 19:57:21

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Re: Getting "udev: timeout:killing /sbin/modprobe" on fresh install boot

Bumping to say I installed vanilla debian and recieved the exact same error on the first boot. I believe this is a bug with debian rather than crunchbang so I will submit a bug report if I feel the need to come back to debian. For now, I will go test other distros. Thanks to everybody who helped.

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