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Fedora22 gnome screen grey after login fedup from fedora21

asked 2015-12-29 21:53:07 -0500

Lenovo desktop with an AMD Radeon dual monitor card, which had worked well with fedora 20 and worked after upgrade to fedora21. After running Fedup to upgrade to fedora22, after typing password and hitting the login button, the screen goes grey. If you mouse over the top right, the links to the options, shutdown and accessibility are accessible. Problem repeats itself.

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answered 2015-12-30 03:23:19 -0500

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Hi there, if you have a seperate logon other than the one you are using i would suggest you to use that to login and get in or if possible try to get a console screen up,type the following (without the quotes)

"dnf install gcc kernel-headers kernel-devel" then do the following

1) Download the AMD Catalyst 15.7 (fglrx) driver from AMD’s site.

2) Change your working directory to your ~/Downloads directory and extract the file:

$ cd ~/Downloads $ unzip 3) Extract the run archive:

$ sh --extract Here, you’ll see a message which reads something like: “Created directory fglrx-install.wIhzk3″ and then “Verifying archive integrity… All good.” followed by a “Uncompressing AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver-15.20.1046″ followed by a lot of dots.

4) Now, you should see a newly created folder called fglrx-install.whateveryourcomputernamedit Change your working directory appropriately and apply the Catalyst157.patch.

$ cd fglrx-install.wIhzk3 $ mv ~/Downloads/Catalyst157.patch.doc ~/Downloads/Catalyst157.patch $ mv ~/Downloads/Catalyst157.patch ./ #this is not necessary, but I do it for sanity's sake, to keep the patch file with the patched code as a reminder $ patch -p0 < Catalyst157.patch If you are successful, you will see the following output:

patching file common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/firegl_public.c Hunk #1 succeeded at 4498 (offset 30 lines). Hunk #2 succeeded at 4517 (offset 30 lines). Hunk #3 succeeded at 4548 (offset 30 lines). Hunk #4 succeeded at 4566 (offset 30 lines). patching file common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/kcl_str.c

one must copy the version.h header file into the build directory for the current kernel version:

$ sudo cp /usr/include/linux/version.h /lib/modules/uname -r/build/include/linux/ 6) Now that you’ve patched the installation package and copied the header file needed to build the module, run the installation:

$ sudo ./ 15.20 --install

7) Choose the “Install Driver 15.20 on X.Org 6.9 or later 64-bit” option from the Setup Wizard, and then simply follow the prompts. Ensure that you do not select “Generate Distribution Specific Driver Package (Recommended)”. This will only work if you use one of the officially supported Linux distributions listed on AMD’s site (Fedora is not included).

8) Reboot your machine and enjoy!

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