As the title suggest, I have that problem with my fedora currently. I cant even install rpm fusion for non free apps without the terminal failing, and after when trying to install any other app, it hangs.
In software center, I cannot even update my repositories; I get an infinite loop.
There has to be something wrong with this OS; how can right after installation, such problems occur? I’ve tried Solus, Pop Os, Manjaro, Ubuntu and none of them have had even the slightest issue of what I am currently facing.
Is there a quick solution to this? Fedora is mentally exhausting.
me too. Something to do with thermald? My i3 dell laptop seems to be running/stuck @400 MHz. Can’t yet find a way to go faster. cpufreq/power utils not longer avail? Something disabling intel-p state?
Never a dull moment.
Please open a new issue @notandor, these two are not necessarily connected.
@freezeaim: while I understand the annoyance, your negative title makes the topic sound like a rant rather than a request for help. which tends to deter people from offering to help. I’ve updated the topic now.
Yeah, I know. I got a bit frustrated; sorry. Anyways, after some hours, everything seems to be working. I can now somehow update my repositories and enable rpm fusion without any lag. And the only problem *was really the rpm fusion and the software catalog. The catalog seemed to go to an infinite loop when trying to search for anything, while the terminal couldn’t install anything due to rpm fusion again; causing the terminal to hang.
That’s good to hear. You were just hitting a mirror that was either out of sync or just slower temporarily.
Gnome-software was “hanging” because it was also trying to update repository metadata.
DNF (and your terminal) weren’t hanging—they were waiting for the repository metadata too. DNF would eventually time-out here.
For the time being, just disable these repositories.
We need to be slightly pedantic here to be able to diagnose the issue: it’s not “because of COPR”. It’s because for some reason, your connectivity to COPR (as was for RPMFusion which magically fixed itself) is poor. Now we need to diagnose why this is. It could be anything from a slow DNS resolver or server to an issue with your ISP, or another slow mirror (although I’m not sure if COPR uses mirrors).
I can’t think of a way to diagnose this off the top of my head—will have to think about it a bit. Others, any ideas?
Also, to confirm: your system isn’t laggy in general usage, right? It’s only this particular issue? It’d help to update to topic title to make it more specific. A generally laggy system implies performance degradation—which we’re not seeing here.
Not sure yet tbh. The other distributions use different mirrors, infrastructure/IPs for example, so that’s already quite a difference.
OK. So to be specific, the issue is that interaction with certain repositories, RPMFusion/COPR, is slow on your configuration.
Let’s also note this here: it isn’t the terminal hanging, that’s DNF waiting for the repository data. You can open another terminal tab or window to use the terminal if you need to.
OK, you need to slow down and try to understand what is causing the problem. A reinstall only helps if there was something wrong with your installation, and there’s no evidence to suggest so. If it’s a networking related issue, reinstalling will not magically fix it.
At first I did think something was wrong with my installation due to not being able to boot into my USB the first time, resulting in a blank black screen.
And what I mean by terminal getting stuck is that dnf is waiting for RPM Fusion data, like you suggested, not that it is actually stuck and I have to terminate the process. This also causes Software catalog to go into almost an endless loop.
It seems to me that Fedora is not usable, atleast in my case. The best option may be to switch to a more, functioning distribution, as there isn’t any reasonable cause to this, unless you have something in mind.
This is geting incredibly frustrating, again. I can’t even install anything due to dnf waiting for RPM fusion…