Freezing of Fedora 32

I just upgraded from Fedora 31 to Fedora 32. The UI just freezes after login; few minutes after I run any app - I don’t know why. The entire screen glitches. All I can do is forcefully shut down and boot again. Tried this several times and the issue still persists. Disabled all extensions, thinking they were the problem but still does nothing. It still freezes. Is there a problem with Fedora 32 itself, or it’s just my laptop?
It’s got me so stressed, I’m thinking about going back to Fedora 31. Any help, please?

Take a look at:

I think it could help you how to read logs.

What is the output of “lspci -nnvk”?

Thanks for the help. :pray:t3:

You should also be able to boot with an older version of the kernel (by pressing Esd … or Shift ) when booting.

This is what I got:

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series SoC Transaction Register [8086:2280] (rev 35)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:06ac]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Kernel driver in use: iosf_mbi_pci

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:22b1] (rev 35) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
DeviceName: Onboard IGD
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:06ac]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 118
Memory at 90000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at 80000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at f000 [size=64]
Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [virtual] [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities:
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: i915

00:0b.0 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series Power Management Controller [8086:22dc] (rev 35)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 120
Memory at 91317000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities:
Kernel driver in use: proc_thermal
Kernel modules: processor_thermal_device

00:10.0 SD Host controller [0805]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series MMC Controller [8086:2294] (rev 35) (prog-if 01)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:06ac]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at 91316000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities:
Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
Kernel modules: sdhci_pci

00:13.0 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series SATA Controller [8086:22a3] (rev 35) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:06ac]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 116
I/O ports at f060 [size=32]
Memory at 91315000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Capabilities:
Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series USB xHCI Controller [8086:22b5] (rev 35) (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:06ac]
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 117
Memory at 91300000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities:
Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd

00:1a.0 Encryption controller [1080]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series Trusted Execution Engine [8086:2298] (rev 35)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:06ac]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 119
Memory at 91100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Memory at 91000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Capabilities:
Kernel driver in use: mei_txe
Kernel modules: mei_txe

00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller [8086:2284] (rev 35)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:06ac]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 121
Memory at 91310000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities:
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series PCI Express Port #1 [8086:22c8] (rev 35) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 115
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: [disabled]
Memory behind bridge: 91200000-912fffff [size=1M]
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: [disabled]
Capabilities:
Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series PCU [8086:229c] (rev 35)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:06ac]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities:
Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
Kernel modules: lpc_ich

00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx SMBus Controller [8086:2292] (rev 35)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:06ac]
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 18
Memory at 91314000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32]
I/O ports at f040 [size=32]
Capabilities:
Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
Kernel modules: i2c_i801

01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0036] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Vostro 3470 [1028:020e]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at 91200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Expansion ROM at 91280000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities:
Kernel driver in use: ath9k
Kernel modules: ath9k

When you reboot… You could press Esc (supposedly Shift if you start with UEFI)… press E to Edit the entry, at the end of the linux line, add nomodeset, press Ctrl-X to start with the modified line… the change is only for this boot, that often help with screen problem, but use a not accelerated (I think) version of the driver… and you will not be able to change screen resolution. So this may be a workaround, while finding the real issue. No guarantee it will work for you however.

I suppose because this is an entry level APU (CPU with a GPU integrated to it)… I suspect a bug with this version have not been seen by Linux developers. Well, the i915 driver is integrated to kernel, so I think the easiest way is to test different kernels. One can download older built kernels from https://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=8 You would have to download in a directory: kernel-5.6.8-300.fc32.x86_64.rpm, kernel-debug-modules-5.6.8-300.fc32.x86_64.rpm go in the directory in a terminal and “dnf install kernel-*.rpm”. … Well would not necessarily recommend you go that route… it depends if you feel at ease with the command line.