Fedora 32 crashes on boot, but not in command line

Something else, because I’m really slow to figure stuff out. I finally figured out how lspci works and ran that specifically on the PCI Express ports.

For port 1:
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 24
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: [disabled]
Memory behind bridge: [disabled]
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: [disabled]
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Device 5001
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: pcieport

Port 7:
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 25
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff [size=4K]
Memory behind bridge: [disabled]
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000f0000000-00000000f00fffff [size=1M]
(the rest is the same as the last one)

Port 8:
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 26
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: [disabled]
Memory behind bridge: f7c00000-f7cfffff [size=1M]
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: [disabled]
(rest is same as before)

I should add that I reinstalled the GPU because I wanted to see if it wasn’t drawing power. It is–I see the fan spin a little bit when I turn the computer on–so that’s not the problem.

I got an update! I don’t know if this was there yesterday and I didn’t notice till now, but: I just now ran lspci again and this time found my graphics card there. Here’s what it says:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Device d000
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 29
Memory at f7800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at f000 [size=64]
Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [virtual] [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: < access denied>
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: i915

So, the card is active and powered up. Now why doesn’t the thing actually work?

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Wait, that isn’t my graphics card but the motherboard’s onboard graphics. It’s not actually seeing the graphics card at all! I guess this isn’t a Linux or Fedora question anymore then since the problem seems to be the graphics card.

PROBLEM SOLVED! The issue was the PCI slot. I moved the GPU to another one, and now everything works. It boots up into KDE just fine. All I need to do now is update the GPU drivers, and of course Fedora.

Of course, the bad news is that one of my PCI slots is non-functional.

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Could you please mark this answer as the SOLUTION?

You could go looking for a new motherboard if you are a NVLink enthusiast or had other uses for the broken PCI slot but repairing it would be very difficult. Good luck! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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