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With NVidia driver kernel modules are recompiled for each new kernel on a reboot (also this recompilation slows your boot – but only once for each new kernel version – this is normal).
It looks like this compilation failed in your case.
When you this black screen situation you can also switch to text console (so-called tty) with [Crtl]-[Alt]-[F3] (or F4, 5 or 6) and login with your username. After that you can do some troubleshooting – without the need to reboot first.
Please post here output of
sudo dnf list installed '*nvidia*'
it could be useful.
akmods is the command responsible for rebuilding kernel modules for NVidia driver.
To force it to try to rebuild the modules again use
sudo akmods --force
If it fails again, it’ll tell you so – and it’ll give you the name of the log file containing all the details of the rebuild process.
From my personal experience, when I’ve encountered black screen as you did (that happened to me sometimes, but not that often) – almost always it was enough to manually run
sudo akmods --force and the modules were rebuilt successfully. On a more rare occasions manual rebuilds failed as well – in such a case I had to wait for driver package update that resolved the problem. Usually I had to wait no more than a couple of days for such an update (and usually it appeared in testing repository even sooner). Such a thing happened to me two or three times during several (five or more) years I’ve been using proprietary NVidia drivers.