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Fedora 23 Wayland On Dell Latitude E7440 Log In Issue

asked 2015-11-10 09:14:52 -0500

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updated 2015-11-10 22:26:15 -0500

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I have a brand new 2014 Dell Latitude E7440 Computer with Intel i7 CPU and 16 GB Of Ram (No Touch).

It runs Windows 10 very well. I changed to the newest Fedora 23 and had problems running the live cd until I switched to basic mode and installed the OS.

I can use the system now if I login using normal Gnome, but as soon as I login using Gnome Wayland I get pulled back to the login screen until I can choose the regular gnome, I cannot login to the system with Wayland to enjoy the animations.

I do suspect that I'm having graphic card issues. I have intel graphics and have tried to download the following driver from intel's site https://01.org/linuxgraphics/download...

All I get is a message telling me the distro is not supported although I downloaded it for fedora 22 ) I'm on 23 and on 64 bit.

When I run to check what graphic vendor I have I get this:

lspci -vnn | grep VGA -A 12
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0a16] (rev 0b) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
DeviceName:  Onboard IGD
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:05cb]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 255
Memory at f7800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at f000 [size=64]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: i915

I'm lost and don't know what to do.

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answered 2017-06-26 03:51:51 -0500

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If you have any issue or query regarding Dell then Dell Support is the only way to provide you the best solution.

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answered 2017-02-06 03:52:58 -0500

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Hey i also faced this issue on my device then i take from Dell Latitude E7440 Manual and resolve my issue. In which it is stated that if we are running Fedora 24 with updates-testing enabled, we probably installed the update to selinux-policy 3.13.1-183, which is broken. Thus, switch to tty and downgrade to selinux-policy 3.13.1-182. Hope this might useful.

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answered 2015-12-21 19:09:52 -0500

I had the same issue - though in my case I'm running a Skylake i7-6700 CPU

Logged in under normal Gnome X Server i also had the issue that in the display applet my monitor was not detected correctly (showed as unknown) and I could not change the resolution (only one resolution shown)

in a terminal running 'glxinfo | grep OpenGL' the output showed: renderer = Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.7, 256 bits) rather than: renderer = Mesa DRI Intel(R) Skylake DT GT2

Hunting around I eventually resolved this by updating grub to include 'i915.preliminary_hw_support=1'

i.e in a terminal run:

  1. su (to escalate to root)
  2. dnf install grub-customizer
  3. Open Grub-Customizer and under 'General Settings' tab add under 'kernel parameters': i915.preliminary_hw_support=1
  4. Save and exit
  5. in terminal run: grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
  6. (I had to do the above to apply the grub-customizer change to the actual grub config - not sure if this is normal or to do with the fact i'm running EFI system)
  7. reboot
  8. in terminal run: glxinfo | grep OpenGL - if you now see 'renderer = Mesa DRI Intel.....' then you should be able to login to Wayland desktop

Note: after the above my monitor was correctly detected and i could change resolution as well

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