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Fedora 23 Auto Update Errors- unable to log in

asked 2016-07-11 01:49:28 -0600

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Running Fedora 23 and as normal, I did the suggested Updates that I was told were available to download. All seemed to go well untill the machine tried to bring up the Log in screen. Then it reports on a big white screen - OOPS SOMTHIGN WENT WRONG and no matter what I do, I can not change that screen... The only way I can log in is to wait on boot up and pick a previousd config. - I did this once and ran SUDO DNF UPDATE incase the errror had occured in download etc but it made no difference. My 2 questions 1) How can I turn the previous confign into the default so I don't have to sit at the Computer waiting for the options screen to appear 2) How can I fix this error

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And I Canbnot upgrade to Fedora 24 while this error ishappening

Orriginal gravatar imageOrriginal ( 2016-07-11 04:06:23 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-07-12 20:23:35 -0600

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To remove the latest boot entry, run rpm -q kernel-core, then dnf remove the result with the highest version number.

On my computer, this is:

# rpm -q kernel-core

So I would do dnf remove kernel-core-4.5.7-200.fc23.x86_64.

But why do you say you can't upgrade to F24 because of this? You can boot with the previous kernel and run the upgrade process from there. Although it will probably be the same kernel, so you might have the same problem. What graphics chipset do you have? Are you using the closed NVidia driver?

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Thanks, I'll give rthat a go...and YES. Iam using the NVida driver that comes with RPM ( I think, I honestly can't remember but sure it is ) And I figured the upgrade would default to the latest install version of the OP sys to upgrade from and seeinfg as there is an error, it would return..I'll do as you suggest and go from there..thank you

Orriginal gravatar imageOrriginal ( 2016-07-13 11:06:26 -0600 )edit

But this will not edit the Grub options too will it ?

Orriginal gravatar imageOrriginal ( 2016-07-13 11:10:07 -0600 )edit

Work a treat -thank you for your help ;-)

Orriginal gravatar imageOrriginal ( 2016-07-13 11:16:50 -0600 )edit

Got to say though, the same Error happened the next time I tried to do the Update as suggested by Fedora from the notices alongside the Calendar...any ideas? could it be the NVida driver ?

The Kernal -Core the upgrade has a problem with is " kernel-core-4.5.7-202.fc23.x86_64 " going from kernel-core-4.5.7-200.fc23.x86_64

Orriginal gravatar imageOrriginal ( 2016-07-18 11:01:54 -0600 )edit

Yes, it would be something to do with the nvidia driver. Do you need to use that one?

I don't understand what you are saying about kernel-core.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2016-07-25 14:10:36 -0600 )edit

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