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Cannot install Fedora 24

asked 2016-06-24 05:39:15 -0500

deajan gravatar image


I've already submitted this to bugzilla ( ). When I start the F24 install media (verified with sha256sum), I end up with the following:

[ OK ] Starting Location Lookup Service...[ OK ] Started Location Lookup Service.[ OK ] Started session c6 of user gdm.

(These messages are shown 6 times, for user c1 to c6).

When going to TTY2, dmesg gives:

20.196734 do_trap: 12 callbacks suppressed 20.197634 traps: gnome-shell[1887] trap invalid opcode ip:7f78d1a2608f sp:7ffd180df8c0 error:0

Another 10 of these traps messages are present.

I've tried to boot with nomodeset, disabling CSTATES because of previous skylake problems I ran into. I cannot use the text installer because of the limited partitionning possibilites. The same thing already happened with F24 beta install media.

Any thoughts of what I could do ?

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answered 2016-06-29 02:43:15 -0500

deajan gravatar image

Finally got it sorted out, it was the Nvidia GM107M (GT960M) that made gnome-shell fail. Adding "rd.blacklist.nouveau=0" to the kernel boot cmdline does not blacklist nouveau anymore (lsmod still shows the driver loaded). Had to use "nouveau.modeset=0" in order to get things sorted out.

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Thanks!!! but, How can I do that??? I am new whit GNU/Linux and I have the same problem, cant run the installer. Please. Thanks. (sorry for my bad english).

alankepler gravatar imagealankepler ( 2016-07-13 16:18:30 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-06-24 14:40:55 -0500

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Have you run Fedora 23 with wayland before? If no, then try this:

  1. Ctrl+Alt+F3, log in as root
  2. in /etc/gdm/custom.conf, uncomment #WaylandEnable=false and save the file.
  3. restart gdm or reboot

If you have run Fedora 23 with wayland before, try get to the syslog:

  1. Ctrl+Alt+F3, log in as root
  2. run journalctl -b and go to the end

If that doesn't help, try this:

  1. In /etc/systemd/journald.conf uncomment this line: TTYPath=/dev/tty12 or add it to the file.
  2. Reboot.
  3. Ctrl+Alt+F12 to see syslog. It should give you some useful info.
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I don't see the point of trying to run F23 with wayland as F24 still ships with by default. Any particular reasons ? Here's the output of jounalctl -b when booted with F24 install media (which also uses as of my understanding):

deajan gravatar imagedeajan ( 2016-06-27 02:45:14 -0500 )edit

GDM, the display manager that handles login, does run in Wayland by default. The suggestion is to disable wayland.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2016-06-27 19:37:07 -0500 )edit

Well, sorry but F24 install media still uses, there isn't even a WaylandEnable directive in /etc/gdm/custom.conf

deajan gravatar imagedeajan ( 2016-06-29 02:42:32 -0500 )edit

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