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Unable to boot after an update to kernel 4.18.16-200.fc28.x86_64

asked 2018-10-26 19:07:46 -0500

stazn gravatar image

updated 2018-10-29 06:16:37 -0500

I updated the kernel last Thursday to version 4.18.16-200.fc28.x86_64. Now every time I booted from that kernel it just always get stuck on an empty black screen with blinking cursor. I've tried deleting the updates and redoing update but the result is the same. I'm currently using the previous kernel 4.18.14-200.fc28

I've tried adding nomodeset in the grub menu and...

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System info:

$ inxi -SMGxxxz
System:    Host: localhost.localdomain Kernel: 4.18.14-200.fc28.x86_64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.1.1 
           Desktop: Gnome 3.28.3 wm: gnome-shell dm: LightDM 1.28.0 Distro: Fedora release 28 (Twenty Eight) 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: Z97 Anniversary serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends 
           v: P2.00 date: 05/27/2016 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GM206 [GeForce GTX 960] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia v: 410.66 bus ID: 01:00.0 
           chip ID: 10de:1401 
           Display: x11 server: Fedora Project 1.19.6 driver: nvidia compositor: gnome-shell 
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 960/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 410.66 direct render: Yes
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Hi, the image didn't load. Re-upload it maybe somewhere else and post as link instead of embedding.

Update the question with output of inxi -SMGxxxz.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-10-28 07:20:53 -0500 )edit

Added the screenshot link and inxi -SMGxxxz

stazn gravatar imagestazn ( 2018-10-29 06:05:05 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-10-29 06:38:15 -0500

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updated 2018-11-01 05:58:38 -0500

This is (most probably) an incompatibility with the NVIDIA drivers.
Kernel 4.18.14-200.fc28 was compiled with the gcc version 8.1.1.
Kernel 4.18.16-200.fc28 was compiled with the gcc version 8.2.1.
Uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers should solve the problem.

Boot with kernel 4.18.14-200.fc28 and uninstall the NVIDIA drivers.
Reboot with kernel 4.18.16-200.fc28 ... reinstall the NVIDIA drivers.
Reboot again with kernel 4.18.16-200.fc28 and, now it should work.
Fortunately this kind of problem is an exception which rarely occurs.

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Gratitude, my friend!

stazn gravatar imagestazn ( 2018-10-31 14:30:46 -0500 )edit

@stazn You're welcome ! :)

clnetbox gravatar imageclnetbox ( 2018-11-01 05:55:06 -0500 )edit

thanks clnetbox

your answer solved my problem

bt1397 gravatar imagebt1397 ( 2018-11-01 08:17:15 -0500 )edit

@bt1397 I'm glad that it helped you. :)

clnetbox gravatar imageclnetbox ( 2018-11-01 08:37:11 -0500 )edit

answered 2019-01-18 10:58:15 -0500

Hm... also hit this problem with

4.19.15-200.fc28.x86_64 on an old Thinkpad T500 - having a Radeon graphics with "radeon" drivers (4.18.16 is also not working - same issue, fallback 4.18.13 does work but has me blindsided with only one CPU core... must have not rebooted for a couple of months...)

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