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Stuck on Gray Screen After Logon

asked 2015-09-23 12:52:40 -0500

aarreedd gravatar image

I am running Fedora 22 on Thinkpad Yoga 14. I started using Fedora several weeks ago and everything has been working well.

Today, after logon, the computer gets stuck on a gray screen. I was able to logon with a different account and it says OS Updates were installed.

What can I do to fix this? Please let me know if you need additional information.

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Does you it had and NVIDIA card?

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-09-23 13:21:38 -0500 )edit


$ lspci
04.00.0 3D Controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM108M [GeForce 940M] (rev a2)
aarreedd gravatar imageaarreedd ( 2015-09-23 13:52:51 -0500 )edit

How do you install nvidia driver? install nonfree and use akmod-nvidia so it will update the nvidia module. Hope this help you.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-09-23 14:30:33 -0500 )edit

Originally, I installed Fedora from a live usb and it just worked. So I downloaded and ran:

Then ran:

$ sudo dnf install akmod-nvidia

And now when I start the computer it says "Oh no! Something has gone wrong." I cannot even get to the login screen now.

aarreedd gravatar imageaarreedd ( 2015-09-23 15:40:40 -0500 )edit

in that case remove do ctrl+alt+f2 go to the terminal and remove the akmod-nvidia you should be able to work with previus kernel after that change.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-09-23 16:32:18 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-12-15 05:02:27 -0500

If you get stuck on a grey screen after login into your account via gnome, the gnome session got corrupted on disk. Happens from time to time :(

Solution: (simple)

Login is root add a new user move your programms and datafiles over to the new user (move the needed config files for your programms too! mostlikely they are in hidden directories like .mozilla )

Solution: (advanced)

Login as root remove all gnome session data thats in .local/gnome* and .config/gnome*

You will loose some parts of your desktop environment, but you can reinstall it afterwards you may loose some configurations made via gnome tools, buts thats unlikly.

You should be able to relogin now.

Don't forget to back your data up, before you do this.

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