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Old 11th April 2012, 11:20 PM
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No prompt for encryption password at boot until ctrl+alt+backspace

I recently switched from Mint to Fedora and I have to say I love it. My only gripe is that when the computer boots, I have to press ctrl+alt+backspace in order for the encryption password prompt to appear. Otherwise, it hangs on loading initial ramdisk indefinitely. I have no idea why this works at all, I didn't think the X server was loaded this early and I didn't think this key combination was used for anything but killing X. In addition, waiting until the screen has adjusted to the proper resolution and pressing ctrl+alt+backspace yields a verbose boot. Pressing this key combination before the resolution has adjusted yields a graphical boot. I have an HP dv6t running Fedora 16.
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Old 12th April 2012, 01:01 AM
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Re: No prompt for encryption password at boot until ctrl+alt+backspace

I sometimes experience the same thing, only I've been pushing the ESC key to see the password prompt.
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Old 12th April 2012, 01:01 AM
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Re: No prompt for encryption password at boot until ctrl+alt+backspace

Any idea what causes it or how to fix it?
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Old 12th April 2012, 02:49 AM
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Re: No prompt for encryption password at boot until ctrl+alt+backspace

No idea. Last night I installed AutoPlus and FedoraUtils and installed lots of software packages from there. So far today, I have not had one incident where the graphical boot was interrupted and dropped back to text boot, where I had to press ESC to enter the password. I've booted this laptop about 10 times today and every time it's taken me right to the graphical lock screen for my system (I'm using encryption) and then when I enter that, I get the Fedora bubble while it's loading. I've just chocked it up to Fedora being bleeding edge and kind of buggy.
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Old 12th April 2012, 03:10 AM
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Re: No prompt for encryption password at boot until ctrl+alt+backspace

Yup, I see a number of boot funnies:
Sometimes graphical or text boot (press Esc or ctrl-alt-backspace for password prompt).
xfwm sometimes starts, sometimes not. (restart WM with: su -; xfwm --daemon)
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