When the boot starts for the ISO, do you have the option to get to the troubleshoot command line instead of proceeding to install? If not can you get the BIOS boot menu up first and make sure it is picking the correct partition of the iso?
There is normally a delay between the release of Fedora, and the Nvidia update. I think this is currently the case. Another thing about slick graphics of the installer, I think the UI enhancements have been disabled now, and you need to intentionally enable it. So after boot did you have better graphics than basic?
Just for the heck of it, I decided to try booting the F35 live image in my Desktop machine(Intel i5 4th gen, GTX 950).
The normal version booted up without any issues, it had smooth animations enabled by default as well.
After installing, there are no issues during boot either(and obviously there’s no brightness slider, but the OEM provided display setting works flawlessly)
As I imagined, it’s a hardware issue 100%
I’m extremely disappointed that Ubuntu 21.04 worked flawlessly while F35 fails to even boot the live USB without going through extra steps, and even after that, things like brightness don’t work properly
Something to keep in mind regarding your CPU. Since I have a Ryzen 5600G Mfg’d this year I think, and I have been an almost exclusive AMD user for years, I have always been keenly aware of the lack of AMD support aside from generalized for some time. I understand that the new kernel coming for F36, so in Rawhide now, is 5.15, which has apparently a considerable update for AMD hardware. As in AMD actually has linux kernel dev’s being paid to do this.
Full disclosure here, I do acknowledge that the mediocre support AMD has given Linux in general is to thank for this situation. While Intel was making Clear Linux to better integrate their hardware in Linux, AMD was largely ignoring their Linux user base. I believe their new server offerings have played a role in their recent contributions.
In any case, it appears future kernel versions will be able to exploit AMD CPU’s better.
Ubuntu does not comply to the same level of licensing standards Fedora has set for itself. To compare them based on proprietary driver availability is a bit naive at best. Although I would still like to see a better user experience for the LiveUSB, but that is irrespective of whatever Unbuntu does.