Upgraded to Fedora 23 from 21, no activities menu, no GNOME installed apparently. What is going on?

asked 2016-01-31 04:58:16 -0600

My system is supposedly upgraded from 21 to 23, yet my entire interface doesn't even look like anything I read about 23. I have no GNOME apparently, therefore unable to install shell extensions or any other access available in GNOME. Even my desktop still looks like 21, just with a different default backdrop. I can't help but wonder if I am missing something somewhere. I followed the steps to upgrade and when attempted a second time, I am prompted with "nothing to do". So as far as I can tell I should be upgraded, but seem to be lacking in many abilities and resources.

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Did you do release-by-release or just skipped F22? What upgrade method did you use? This one here?

Did you get any warnings during the upgrade process? In case of unsolved dependencies, run sudo dnf distro-sync, or even sudo dnf distro-sync --allowerasing.

I assume you already did sudo dnf clean all and sudo dnf upgrade?! One option would be to reinstall the Gnome-Desktop: sudo dnf group install "Fedora Workstation".

In general, I would recommend upgrading without skipping a release. Or clean install - less time than fixing.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-02-01 11:03:07 -0600 )edit