I finally moved from Fedora 30 to Fedora 31, but the issues I had in topic
Black background after kernel update still remain with kernel versions 5.6.x (currently with kernel version 5.6.15 to be exact).
I managed to install kernel-5.5.16-200.fc31.x86_64 (with kernel-core, kernel-modules and kernel-devel) from https://koji.fedoraproject.org which was also my last and good working kernel version in Fedora 30.
Not sure what has changed by updating to Fedora 31, but unfortunately there are sometimes artifacts with icons in the menu bar and around the edges of the windows, etc.
However, it is still better than a completely black desktop with only a visible mouse pointer and where you have to guess where your window is.
I can live with these minor artifacts. So from now on I continue to start my system with kernel version 5.5.16.
If I check for updates with this kernel version I get the following at end of the available updates:
Security: kernel-core-5.6.15-200.fc31.x86_64 is an installed security update Security: kernel-core-5.5.16-200.fc31.x86_64 is the currently running version
What should I do? Or what is preferred?
- Ignore the warning and perform the update, or
- First remove with dnf version 5.6.15 and then perform the update, or
- Perform the updates in version 5.6.15 and remove this version afterwards.
- Is there a way to tell
dnfthat it only should present kernel updates from version 5.5.x and not from version 5.6.x?
- Or should I move to kernel version 5.4.x (which is maintained until December 2025)?
- Or try my luck with kernel version 5.7.x which has been released a few days ago?