Gnome does not work on new installation of Fedora 28

asked 2018-05-13 10:32:44 -0500

eddielol gravatar image

I just tried to run a fresh install of Fedora 28 on a MacBook Air (Late 2010). It will be the very first time this laptop will see Linux on it, fully wiping all data that was on there.

When using the regular/full Workstation install image (created by the Fedora Media Writer), the installer will not boot properly and hangs. Running the installation via the Netinstall image works fine, however, after installation of the regular Workstation packages it will not boot (into Gnome).

As said, the installation from a Netinstall image ran fine, as well as the XFCE spin. Finally, I ran the install for the XFCE spin, and XFCE is now running properly on the system. But I would like to use Gnome instead. What are my options? Any help or suggestions are appreciated.

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You could install Workstation on you actual installation and then select gnome as you desktop. On the terminal do:

sudo dnf groupinstall "Fedora Workstation"

Good Luck.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2018-05-13 10:44:59 -0500 )edit

Unfortunately, that did not fixed the problem. In the (XFCE) login window, I tried both 'Gnome' and 'Gnome on Xorg', but after half a minute or so it drops to a text-console, displaying some Nouveau errors, and finally returns at the login screen.

Next thing I tried enabling the third-party repositories (as newly presented by Fedora 28 in 'Software'), and installed the Nvidia driver from there. That not fix it and I can still only log on to an XFCE session.

eddielol gravatar imageeddielol ( 2018-05-13 13:00:01 -0500 )edit

For what it's worth, I reinstalled the laptop once again, this time with the MATE spin. This worked fine as well. It's just Gnome causing the issues. I tried to boot the latest version of TAILS (a live system to be run from a USB flash drive), also based on Gnome, and also failing to boot.

eddielol gravatar imageeddielol ( 2018-05-14 02:47:59 -0500 )edit