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Fedora 23 Black Screen After Update

asked 2016-03-17 16:10:36 -0500

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updated 2016-03-18 10:06:08 -0500

I have recently installed and subsequently updated the Fedora 23 Workstation on my TOSHIBA SATELLITE PRO C660-16N laptop using a 128GB Corsair Force LX SSD with 8GB of RAM

Disk Info images can be seen at this webpage

Upon startup these lines appear at the top and bottom of the screen

Fedora (4.4.4-301.fc23.x86_64) 23 (Workstation Edition)

Fedora (4.4.3-300.fc23.x86_64) 23 (Workstation Edition)

Fedora (0-rescue-28086fbd22c84bb3881ec9308052671d) 23 (Workstation Edition)

Use the and keys to change the selection

Press 'e' to edit the selected item, or 'c' for a command prompt

Here follows the output in Terminal after a check for the OS version before the update

[root@localhost /]# uname -a

Linux localhost.localdomain 4.2.3-300.fc23.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Oct 5 15:42:54 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Output in Terminal after a check for the OS version after update

[root@localhost ~]# uname -r


After the update upon startup the screen goes black. It does not even show any BIOS screen. I then have to pull out the cable to the power supply and remove the battery as well. After I put back the battery and connected the power cable to the laptop I do a fresh startup and this time the Fedora 23 starts OK

This happens all the time. After each Power Off and then upon a new start up the screen goes black and I have to remove the power cable and the battery again so as to restart and have a proper boot to Fedora. Even if I ask Fedora for a Restart it goes into a black screen

You may please visit this webpage to also see the images to the start up screens

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Welcome to ask.fedora. I've looked at the screen shots and everything looks normal. When you first start up, do you let it start the first item on the list, or do you make any changes? Please use a comment to reply, as you're only allowed to give one answer to any specific question, and it'd be a shame to waste it on something like this.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-03-18 02:42:34 -0500 )edit

Hi sideburns! Thanks for looking into it!

I just leave the first by default selected line at the very top to boot by itself

When starting up the computer and it goes into a black screen, the normal startup sound is heard for about 25 seconds and then there is a complete silence. I even leave it at this silent stage for a couple of minutes

I have not edited anything at boot startup

The Terminal output reading of the grub.cfg file, no editing done to it, may be of help and is posted at this webpage

stephanos999 gravatar imagestephanos999 ( 2016-03-18 07:52:28 -0500 )edit

OK, try using the down arrow to select the previous kernel and pressing Enter to boot. If that works, there's something wrong with the current one, which is why Fedora keeps up to three kernels by default.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-03-18 11:39:38 -0500 )edit

I just finished trying out booting with the second line, Fedora (4.4.3-300.fc23.x86_64) 23 (Workstation Edition), but it comes down to the same thing. It boots OK to Fedora but after Power Off and a subsequent startup the same symptoms happen, a black screen with no BIOS screen, just the familiar startup sound that eventually goes silent. Please have a look at the original post where I have edited the first three lines, especially the link to the Disk Info Images webpage

stephanos999 gravatar imagestephanos999 ( 2016-03-18 12:52:17 -0500 )edit

If you can't restart after a complete shutdown without pulling both the power cord and the battery, it sounds like it's not really shutting down completely. And, since this happens with both kernels, the new kernel isn't an issue. Quite frankly, it sounds like a hardware issue and if this is a new computer, I'd suggest backing up /home and taking it in for warranty work. The techs may insist on reformatting and reinstalling Windows so be sure to back up anything you want to keep.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-03-18 14:45:05 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-05-28 11:15:34 -0500

Patricio Ascencio gravatar image

Hi Guys!

I had the same problem and I tested the same things, but now my login is working again.

Looking inside the journalctl log and I found some permission errors with the gdm user (In his home /var/lib/gdm). When I looked inside his home I saw that the owner of the files and directories was root user. When I changed the owner then I rebooted my system. Now my login works fine.

Maybe this help you.

PD: Sorry for my english.


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answered 2016-03-28 09:19:26 -0500

Hello, I had an issue like that few days ago, what graphic card do you have ?

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