I tried upgrading my system from fedora 22 to fedora 23. I'm getting "Oh no! Something has gone wrong!"

asked 2017-06-27 04:47:46 -0500

Rajsekhar gravatar image

updated 2017-06-27 06:42:21 -0500

I am a new fedora user. It would be helpful if you could guide me through each step. I have looked up solutions online but haven't found any way to go about this. I could provide more information based on what you need to diagnose this problem. It could be a gnome or an NVIDIA problem. I recently started using this PC, and I checked the nvidia-installer.log file, and it shows two errors (log was created way before I upgraded). The first error log says: An NVIDIA kernel module 'nvidia' appears to be already loaded to your kernel. This may be because it is in use....... The second error log says: Installation has failed. Please note file /var/log/nvidia-installer for details...... I have four options in boot menu, fedora 4.8.13-100.fc23., 4.4.14-200.fc22, 4.2.8-200.fc22, and 0-rescue-154b471c632440e18abbf0a740e27887 Except the third option (4.2.8), booting with any of the other three modes, my screen started flickering, when I attempted to open the terminal. Before I tried upgrading (the third boot menu entry from fedora 22 to 23), the first two boot menus stopped at "starting gnome display manager". So only the third option worked for me. Now, after upgrading, only the 4.2.8 version gives me "Oh no! Something has gone wrong." And this used to be the only boot menu entry through which I could access my files.

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at the grub menu, press the down or up arrow, to stop the timer, then select one of the kernels, hit the E on your keyboard. find the linux command line, and stick nomodeset in front of the word quiet. if that loads a low resolution gui, then the problem is likely the video driver. if it is a desktop, and only has a single video card, try to get the latest driver, and reinstall. Use an rpm or proprietary. if you use proprietary, let it use dkms to help make driver updates that follow kernel changes.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-06-27 07:57:31 -0500 )edit

you might want to consider upgrading to Fedora 25, as i think fedora 23 is near end of life.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-06-27 07:58:51 -0500 )edit

F23 is already past its EOL so at least more upgrading would be necessary. Also a clean installation to latest stable will often take way less work than going through many upgrades.

muep gravatar imagemuep ( 2017-06-27 10:45:42 -0500 )edit