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F23 - Cannot boot kernel after upgrade

asked 2015-11-29 11:48:06 -0500

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updated 2015-11-29 12:45:26 -0500

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I recently upgraded my Fedora 22 desktop to Fedora 23. I have an Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card. For Fedora 22, I was using akmods/kmod to boot up into my system.

However, when upgrading to Fedora 23, the F23 kernel crashes my system on boot and I am unable to start up. Instead, I resort back to using Fedora 22 kernel with Fedora 23 packages. This is working for now, but I am concerned about what I will need to do to successfully use the Fedora 23 kernel going forward.

Does anyone know more about troubleshooting this or what I should be doing to prevent this from being an issue in the future? Thanks.

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answered 2015-12-06 20:37:11 -0500

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updated 2015-12-06 20:37:54 -0500

I was originally using the kmod / akmod packages from the RPMFusion repository to get my Nvidia graphics working in Fedora, but after the situation I encountered when upgrading to Fedora 23, I searched elsewhere. I found a popular repository for Nvidia drivers managed by a developer known as Negativo17. The repos and drivers can be found and installed from his website. For now, this seems like the best way to get Nvidia drivers running in Fedora painlessly.

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answered 2015-11-29 12:34:04 -0500

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Maybe you could start having a look at the journal log and post the errors observed that experts could examine:

$ sudo journalctl

You could add '--since "XXXXX" where XXXX is roughly the date from where you start F23 Kernel (eg: "2015-11-29 11:00:00"), to point easiest to the faulty message(s).

If you want to filer only on Kernel errors, use option '-k', and you will get the old dmesg format message.

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Thanks for the comment, I didn't receive a notification about it. I upvoted your comment since this would definitely be the best way to start with debugging, but I actually found some other drivers from a popular repo that I am using now.

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