Fed 27 update kills PC

asked 2018-07-09 02:00:30 -0500

Orriginal gravatar image

Having tried Fed 28 and found it always crashing because of Lack of AKMOD for NVIDIAS, I decided to go back to 27 and did a fresh in install, which has run very well for weeks until last Saturday, when I did a DNF UPDATE and BOOM....Unable to get to log in screen on any of the boot options - always greeted with "Oops, some thing went wrong" (even the rescue option )

So I did a fresh install again of 27 yesterdays, did all the dnf updates, re booted a few times and all seemed good....untill this morning when I am greeted with |"oops, somethign went wrong " again I have no reports of any hardware failure and the HDD passes all test

Do I really have to go through hours of install, updates and install again or is there anyrthing else I can do to get this working again ? I can't really spend all day again getting my machine working so any help will be gratefully accepted

Thanks in advance

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Try to boot with older kernel. If it doesn't help, you can also undo last update using dnf history list and dnf history undo update_id.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-07-09 03:04:11 -0500 )edit

I used nVidia for over a decade. I always used rpmfusion and never had the slightest bit of trouble.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-07-10 12:50:40 -0500 )edit

Any reasons other then them wanting everybody to use the same driver versions from their site (in spite of the fact, that updating that way sucks compared to streamlined RPMFusion updates)?

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-07-11 09:36:56 -0500 )edit

@nisankh, I'm not sure if I understood your comment. What I was pointing out, was that for nvidia support team it's easier to debug problems and help users running driver installed with nvidia's installer and if they were solving those problems in a reasonable time-frame, that would have been worth the extra effort of manual installation from nvidia's site. But in reality, for users, more convenient is the RPMFusion repository. Until @Orriginal posts some more details, we won't know if his issue is even gpu related.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-07-12 07:34:33 -0500 )edit

As for RPMFusion users' reports of issues, there are even more reports and issues for official nvidia packages, but it's all irrelevant, it only tells you that there are users of such driver source. To draw any conclusions you need to factor in other variables. What's the proportion of those issues in all users of same driver? And in all user-base? Was it a bug in the driver or packaging? Was it a regression you wouldn't have hit if it wasn't for update? How many more were hit by same bug, but haven't reported it?

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-07-12 07:52:08 -0500 )edit