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Black screen after login

asked 2015-06-15 11:03:23 -0500

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updated 2015-06-25 22:52:25 -0500

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Hey guys, I tried logging in this morning and was welcomed with a black screen (cursor still showed). I swapped over to another tty and noticed that kwin was stuck running at 100%, but when I tried to replace it it complained about a fatal error. Things were working fine last night, but here's some changes that happened recently:

  • updated akmod-nvidia
  • noticed Fedora (4.0.4-202.fc21.x86_64) 21 added to the grub list

So far I can login by booting into the old Fedora (3.19.5-200.fc21.x86_64) 21, and choosing KDE Plasma Failsafe login. I tried downgrading akmod-nvidia to 346.72-1, but the problem still persisted.

Any ideas? Thank you

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Will advice to look into while it mention mackbooks it is related to nvidia

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-06-15 13:19:09 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-06-15 23:34:47 -0500

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So it turns out that the problem was a broken symlink when the nvidia drivers updated. I completely reinstalled the nvidia drivers ( ) and fixed the symlink by pointing it to the nvidia libGL instead: sudo ln -s /usr/lib64/nvidia/ /usr/lib64/

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