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Fedora 23 no internet & very slow boot after clean install

asked 2015-12-31 11:31:30 -0500

sugarraysam gravatar image

updated 2016-01-06 15:37:39 -0500

I bought a new Asus M32 Series with AMD A-10-7800 Processor and installed Fedora 23 from USB flash drive. I performed a clean install from USB, in UEFI mode, with Secure Boot "on".

I can't establish a wi-fi connection. I get a question mark (" ? ") in the top right corner of the GUI.

[$]lspci -nn | grep Net

  • Network controller [0280] : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8821AE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:8821]

[$] dmesg | grep firmware

  • [drm] Found VCE firmware/feedback version 40.2.2 / 15!
  • rtl8821ae: Using firmware rtlwifi/rtl8821aefw.bin
  • rtl8821ae: Using firmware rtlwifi/rtl8821aefw_wowlan.bin

[$]rfkill list

  • 0: hci0: Bluetooth --> Soft & Hard blocked: no
  • 1: phy0: Wireless LAN --> Soft & Hard blocked: no

[$] nmcli general

  • STATE: connected (site only)
  • Everything else: enabled

[$] iwconfig

  • wlp4s0
  • IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:"Bravotelecom_9947"
  • Mode:Managed Frequency:5.18 GHz Access Point: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx (masked by myself)
  • Bit Rate = 6Mb/s Tx-Power=17 dBm
  • Retry short limit:7 RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr:off
  • Power management:off
  • Link quality=49/70 Singal level=-61 dBm
  • Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
  • Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:29 Missed beacon:0

Which is weird because I'm connected to my network "BravoTelecom9467". Didn't find anything useful in BIOS (UEFI) , only PXE network settings to enable/disable no disk boot. Also looked for hardware switch and there is none.

-----[EDIT = SOLUTION FOR WIFI PROBLEM]---- Was finally able to resolve my wifi problem with those two commands:

  • [$]sudo depmod -a
  • [$]sudo modprobe rtl8821ae

Now for slow boot problem-----EDIT after help from "sideburns" (Thanks) -----

I ran both commands (as root)

  • [$]systemctl disable plymouth-quit-wait.service
  • [$]systemctl mask plymouth-quit-wait.service

And the new output for:


  • Startup finished in 9.222s (firmware) + 6.034s (loader) + 1.149s (kernel) + 4.123s (initrd) + 34.987s (userspace) = 55.517s

But it really takes about 7 minutes to boot. (To reach desktop)

[$]systemd-analyze blame (over 5 seconds)

  • 35.531s dnf-makecache.service
  • 32.434s packagekit.service
  • 28.083s udisks2.service
  • 17.906s systemd-update-utmp-runlevel.service
  • 5.083s libvirtd.service

I also enabled "IOMMU" in the BIOS (UEFI) menu so I don't have this error during boot anymore:

  • error getting iommu info. is the iommu enabled?
  • device (1002:130f) NOT added due to errors

From what I read some hardware can't be properly loaded if IOMMU is not enabled which was the case with my HP Pavilion 23cw monitor (corresponding to device 1002:130f)

I still have this black screen with error message during boot:

  • Ignoring BGRT: invalid status 0 (expected 1) ----->> [IN YELLOW]
  • Many [ OK ] check with Started...Stopped..Closed this
  • End message = "Starting Switch Root"

And initial error message when desktop is finally reached: "BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz3.2.3-300.fc23.x86-64 crashed, Please contact developer if you want to report the issue."

Is it still an error from my HP monitor? I couldn't find a driver from the website as HP only provides drivers for MAC and ... (more)

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Welcome to ask.fedora. It may be that whatever is wrong is causing the slow boots. Please edit your question to add the results of systemd-analyze. Also, run systemd-analyze blame and include a list of any services that take more that five seconds to start.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-01-01 12:35:29 -0500 )edit

Thank you I've just edited my post.

sugarraysam gravatar imagesugarraysam ( 2016-01-01 16:31:29 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-01-02 01:19:45 -0500

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Checking around, I found this old thread here. I'd try following its advice, especially the part about plymouth-quit-wait.service because I can't see that it does anything useful. It's been masked on my system for years without trouble.

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