Hello I’m a newbie to linux and fedora, so please excuse me if I do not use the correct terminology while describing my issue.
I did the upgrade from 31 to 32 and all seems to have upgraded well. So after install it seem to boot ok and I arrived at the login screen (as I was when I was on 31). After logging in, the screen went black and stayed that way. A couple of times the screen will flicker, or some distorted image will show the back to black screen. I am able to move my mouse pointer as it will show on the screen. The OS or gnome seems to be running and functioning as I can move the mouse to the top corners of my screen and click on the area, and some distortion of the screen occurs then goes back to grey or black. If I press CRTL-ALT-F3 , it will take me back to the login screen in which I am able to see the login prompt and shut down the machine properly. But soon as I login again the screen goes blank again.
I can reboot with the previous 31 kernel fine ( in which I’m typing here now ). So seems to be some sort of video issue after logging into gnome.
I believe I’m running the generic driver Nouveau.
I have an old HP Pavillion desktop machine with 4GB of ram. Intel pentium. I typed the linux command to see my video card info and I have an old NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i graphic card.
Sorry for the late reply, caught up with work this past weekend. Thanks for the link to the guide.
I have not installed the driver due to the version on my graphic card seems to be out dated as it is a Legacy GeForce 6 card and is EOL which has no more nvidia updates. The last support version is Fedora 27. The latest supported driver version for my card is 304.xx. The oldest version to be installed from the RPM instructions is Legacy 8/9 versions which is 340.xx. So not sure as to what could support the card. If version 304.xx is able to be installed from somewhere or even if 304.xx could run in Fedora 31 and 32.
Hello ionescu77. thanks for info. I did check my bash_profile file. It is the basic file. Just points to the bashrc file. Looked at the bashrc file. Not really knowing what I’m looking at, but I did not find any references to ssh agents keys, or ssh…etc. So don’t think that is an issue.
Correction on the initial issue post. It was not upgraded to Fedora 32. The issue occured after a kernel update. So it is still running Fedora 31. The problem occurred after the update to kernel (5.6.7-200.fc31.x86_64). When I select the previous kernel (5.5.17-200.fc31.x86_64), no issue.
I would suggest you reboot with the Fedora 32 kernel… Try to login… experience the black screen a bit… Use Ctrl-F3… or Ctrl-F2 or Ctrl-F1… to return to the login screen… reboot with Fedora 31 kernel.
And then you could send your logs to fpaste web site, with:
journalctl -b -1 -p4 --no-pager | fpaste
the -b -1 would means the session before the current one,
-p4 would limit to error messages
–no-pager would make sure it would not wait for you to press keys
| fpaste would send to paste site for 24h the contents…
that should result in a link that you can first check yourself in the browser to make sure it does not contains something you would not wish to publish
May 06 15:08:57 unknown001fe2553e6e.attlocal.net gsd-color: failed to connect to device: Failed to connect to missing device /org/freedesktop/ColorManager/devices/xrandr_Hewlett_Packard_HP_2310_3CQ0212K74_gdm_42