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Fedora works perfectly on recovery mode, but normal mode shows a black screen

asked 2014-02-27 09:03:45 -0500

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updated 2014-10-01 01:13:08 -0500

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So what's the difference between the two?

What can I do to use the normal fedora the same way I'm using the recovery mode fedora?

This is a fresh install of Fedora 20. I haven't updated anything yet. Should I?

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What kind of hardware are you using -- especially the video card/chip?

passthejoe gravatar imagepassthejoe ( 2014-02-27 11:43:28 -0500 )edit

@passthejoe Intel i7-4770 and nvidia gtx 760

installf20plox gravatar imageinstallf20plox ( 2014-02-27 11:46:19 -0500 )edit

Hi: The main difference is the video driver used (among others). Yes, it's a good idea to upgrade/update everything and then see if the problem persists. If persists we can start working on the logs (use Fedora Pastebin to send us your /var/log/Xorg.0.log) If update doesn't solve the issue we can force some video using some xorg.conf trick.

Kind regards

casep gravatar imagecasep ( 2014-02-27 15:07:49 -0500 )edit

depending on what you mean by "recovery mode", it could be an issue with a missing driver/module in the "host-only" version of your regular kernel; where the recovery-mode grub menuentry boots a "full" or "generic" version of the kernel which apparently has the necessary modules available and loads them correctly during boot.

ILMostro gravatar imageILMostro ( 2014-03-01 18:06:41 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-02-28 14:54:12 -0500

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I updated everything and then installed nvida drivers.

Now everything works fine, and I don't even hear the fan which was very loud before. I read gnome3 uses the GPU, so it makes sense that the nvidia drivers helped.

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Glad to hear that you figured it out. Perhaps unfortunately, newer hardware requires the proprietary video drivers for full functionality and less heat.

Eventually the open drivers catch up, but I think it's a great idea to try both if you're OK with a closed-source driver. For performance reasons, I'm in that camp.

passthejoe gravatar imagepassthejoe ( 2014-02-28 18:08:11 -0500 )edit

good job figuring it out! It might be a good idea to search for previous questions/answers on similar issues; it'll speed up the process of resolving your issue.

ILMostro gravatar imageILMostro ( 2014-03-01 18:22:35 -0500 )edit

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