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Fedora 28 Upgrade - totally freezed

asked 2018-05-04 19:09:25 -0500

psychok9 gravatar image

Hello, I've tried to upgrade Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 using the official guide but I got huge issues. After the final reboot i got unusable login page (veeeeery slow). I've tried to fix it, google it, etc... and I tried this (after a lot of difficulties switching to alternative console/command line CTRL+ALT+F2): sudo dnf install kernel-devel xorg-x11-drv-nvidia akmod-nvidia --allowerasing --skip-broken This has made things worse, now it seems fast, but when I login I can see only a black screen and I can't switch CTRL+ALT+F2 console on the login page. Please. help!

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answered 2018-05-05 00:19:07 -0500

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This sounds like behavior from misbehaving NVIDIA drivers. Try removing them to see if the login screen acts normal again.

dnf remove akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia should catch the dependencies and remove the rest. After that, verify that /etc/defaults/grub no longer contains the blacklist for the nouveau driver:

# grep blacklist /etc/default/grub

and that your grub.cfg has been regenerated:

# grub2-mkconfig > /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

If you're unable to boot the latest kernel, from the grub menu, try booting the "rescue" entry. That might get you into an environment where you can uninstall the NVIDIA drivers.

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Thank you in advance for your support! I'm trying to enter on rescue mode without success. After mounting root from a live usb (/dev/sda6 on /mnt/sysimage/), binding dev/sys/proc and chrooting it, I've changed /etc/default/grub increasing timeout but it doesn't show the grub menu yet. On chroot I've removed drivers using 'dnf remove akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia' but now I get only black screen (no login screen anymore).

psychok9 gravatar imagepsychok9 ( 2018-05-05 03:39:25 -0500 )edit

Update: I was outputting wrong grub file (with UEFI boot I have to mount boot EFI partition on /boot/efi and use grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg). After a reboot and I successfully login I got a weird spamming 'AVC refused' Selinux error: process: abrtd access: read file: /etc/

I fixed it with this: /sbin/restorecon -v /etc/

I hope it will be useful for anyone need it :)

psychok9 gravatar imagepsychok9 ( 2018-05-05 04:28:05 -0500 )edit

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