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Problem logging in after locking screen.

asked 2016-10-24 13:26:24 -0500

noviceFedora gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 16:06:42 -0500

This problem started from this morning, so what happens is that if I lock the screen, and come back and type in my password and unlock, the screen goes blank as if it's going to desktop but it again shows the login screen and when I again type the password, the same thing again happens, it goes on like this in endless cycle.

I have to CTRL-ATL-F2 to get terminal and type loginctl unlock-sessions and then CTRL-ALT-F1 to get back into the desktop.

I'm using Fedora 24 KDE, is there a way to resolve this problem?

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Glad it was nothing too serious and now sorted. (:^D)

willie gravatar imagewillie ( 2016-10-25 01:33:26 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-10-24 22:17:12 -0500

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updated 2016-10-25 16:47:09 -0500

from this thread in kde mailing list

Seems to be caused by an update of the nvidia driver to xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.x86_64 1:367.57-1.fc24 I downgraded to 367.44 and everything works again.

in reply:

dnf list xorg-x11-drv-nvidia --showduplicates

xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.x86_64 1:358.16-2.fc23 rpmfusion-nonfree
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.x86_64 1:367.57-1.fc23 rpmfusion-nonfree-updates

dnf install "xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-1:358.16-2.fc23" --allowerasing

Somehow we you want other xorg-x11-drv-nvidia version you need download it from koji , , but my advise is ask in RPM Fusion users discussion list: , Nvidia drives have lots of problems with newest X.Org server 1.19 and also with 1.18 I guess.

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Thank you for your helpful reply. How would I go about downgrading to the previous version?

noviceFedora gravatar imagenoviceFedora ( 2016-10-25 00:30:54 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-10-26 17:54:40 -0500

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The issue is in the libglvnd package

Fixed f24 package on

or use xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-367.57-3.fc24

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answered 2016-10-27 00:18:20 -0500

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updated 2016-10-27 00:34:40 -0500

your link is for up to fedora 20 Sergiomb. later distros need to refer to so for fedora 21 onwards use the link I have posted,it is probably not definitive but is the most relevant to current distro,despite the fact it is a manual and slightly convoluted direct download from Nvidia written by the same fellow as wrote Fedora 20 nVidia driver installation guide. (:^D)

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answered 2016-10-26 06:59:51 -0500

willie gravatar image

updated 2016-10-26 07:20:09 -0500

There was confusion over Nvidia drivers previously in earlier Fedora distros and there was a useful guide as to which drivers for which Cards,I no longer have Nvidia and so Radeon drivers are legacy with no issues for me personally, but a fedora guide should be included if not already in distro documentation. hope this helps prevent future problems for others in installation of drivers by nvidia and Xorg drivers with lack of respective card information. :

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if you use rpmfusion packages , please read this first:

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2016-10-26 11:08:33 -0500 )edit

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