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HELP! I black screen after load, I'm only making it worse.

asked 2014-04-05 11:47:32 -0500

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updated 2014-04-05 13:13:55 -0500

So I updated last night to Fedora 21 Rawhide.

After the extremely long update, Fedora began to load. It finished loading and then went to a blank screen. (I am running amd 64bit).

I got into the terminal, and tried to delete some stuff assuming it installed a video driver that my computer wasnt happy with. So then I managed to delete a bunch of stuff that I regretted doing after I woke up this morning. - I think I removed almost everything I could...

The only thing I have currently is: Fedora, with linux -0rescue-ae6d340ad4a34e22861a6db9bd76c9b5 as a selection. I don't have an option for Rawhide, not do I have an option for Heisenbug (I think it's called?).

So I am basically screwed. I have messed up my computer before and managed to pull out of it. But my mindset with this problem is that if I can manage to update everything: Yum, kernels, FEDORA - I will be able to get my computer back. - I cannot connect to the internet though, through terminal. I keep getting error messages when I try to install or update anything like this (Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo:)

I was playing around with 'cd' and noticed that my files and everything are still there, so it seems like its a visual issue. and looks to me like there is a way I can be saved from this catastrophy.

On another note. I have a seperate computer running 32bit Fedora 20, and it works like a dream. Compared to my new computer (which is the one with all the issues). The new one runs horribly. It has been nothing but constant issues, screen freezez, delays, things not working, extreme nasty lag when I try to turn the volume up and down. Or my favorite is that if I am watching video (youtube, or a gif, or even an ad with motion pops up) and I try to click on activities in the top left. My entire desktop becomes unclickable and I need to shut down programs in order to get it to work again. - If I can fix where I'm currently at, is anyone familiar with that issue and maybe can help out with fixing that?

Anyways, thanks for letting me vent. Please help.

When I try to do a 'yum update' or anything along the lines this is the screen that pops up and I don't know what it means.

  1. Contact the upstream for the repository and get them to fix the problem.
  2. Reconfigure the baseurl/etc. for the repository, to point to a working upstream. This is most often useful if you are using a newer distrobution release than is supported by the repository (and the packages for the previous distrobution release still work).
  3. Disable the repository, so yum won't use it by default. Yum will then just ignore the repository until you permanently enable it again or use --enablerepo for temporary usage: yum-config-manager --disable <repoid></repoid ...
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Wait, you were using Rawhide? You should have been warned...

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-04-05 12:02:23 -0500 )edit

Yeeaah...... this basically sums it up.

CMacG gravatar imageCMacG ( 2014-04-05 12:45:54 -0500 )edit

Welcome to rawhide :) If you want to run rawhide, you should communicate with other testers on the Fedora QA team via their mailing list or IRC (http:/ ) . If you don't want to help discover the cause of the kind of issues you are experiencing, you should not be using rawhide.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-04-07 14:52:51 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-04-05 14:58:28 -0500

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If /home is on a separate partition, you can always re-install F 20 without losing anything. If not, boot from a USB/CD/DVD, copy everything to a flash drive and copy it back after your re-installation. And, if /home wasn't already on its own partition, make sure that it is this time for safety.

I've had fedup fail several times on my desktop (never on my laptop) and been able to recover, but in all cases, I had a network connection, although not a GUI, and it was mostly a case of cleaning out dupes. (package-cleanup --cleandupes doesn't work that well when there are over 1000 packages involved, especially when some of them can only be removed with rpm because dependencies are b0rk.) Once that was done, I was able to update with yum, get everything current and reboot to a GUI. In this case, alas, you not only don't have connectivity, you don't seem to have kept any record of what you've done, so there's no way to know what has to be undone to get you running again. Save your personal files, re-install and consider this to be a learning experience.

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I was searching for a similar problem on the internet when I found this article, just one more thing to add as it worked for me, I switched to console using control alt F2 keys and then typed startx and the issue was resolved, its weired but it worked for me, what I don't know for the moment is whether the issue will reoccur once I reboot the system, if something goes wrong or I find a better permanent solution I will definitely update here.

Thanks & Regards, Matka & Satta Matka

SattaMatka gravatar imageSattaMatka ( 2015-01-26 16:03:14 -0500 )edit

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