Fedora 35 KDE Spin failing to start install iso


The Details

When trying to launch Fedora 35 KDE Spin off of a USB Stick on my hardware, I get varying results. Sometimes Plasma will attempt to start, but I’m stuck on the black screen with the spinning white circle, but it froze. Or I get to the desktop but my mouse doesn’t move.

I am able, however, to use Fedora 35 GNOME just fine. I just don’t want to use GNOME because of the title bar being on the wrong monitor and me unable to change it to the what I consider primary monitor.

I am currently running Fedora 34 KDE Spin, but because of this, I am hesitant to upgrade to 35. I also wanted to use Fedora 35 KDE because I had made changes to get some newer versions but didn’t want to mess with uninstalling those and installing the new versions through dnf.

Has anyone else noticed this? I first noticed this when trying to use Ventoy to launch it, but then used the Fedora Media Writer to put it on the USB Stick with nothing else on there.

The Setup

  • Mobo: ASUS ROG Strix X570-E
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Matisse Zen2
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4
  • Storage: Crucial P1 1TB NAND NVMe PCI-E
  • Graphics: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Black 8GB GDDR6