Fedora 38 Laptop Locks after Login

Hi,

I updated my Fedora 38 today like I always do in the morning over a coffee.

When I rebooted it like normal, it went to the Login Screen and showed my Wallpaper as usual. I entered my Password as usual.

As soon as I logged in the login box disappeared as usual but the system appeared to locked.

My mouse cursor was gone and the only thing on the screen was the wallpaper. My Caps lock key when pressed did change the caps lock light.

What can I do to recover my machine.

I’ve never had this happen to me before.

Note: I’ve tried going back to the past 3 Kernal options on boot and the same thing happens on all 3.
I’m running KDE Plasma (X11) but I tried gmome as well as trying wayland versions of both. The same thing happens.

Any help much appreciated.

Edit. I should add that from the login screen I can get to TTY via ctrl alt f2 and I can log into my account and see all my files etc.

Hello @darkufo ,
Since you can get to the terminal and login, this may be a video related issue. Is your hardware NVidia per chance?

Hi Stephen,

No, I don’t believe so. Looking at the device it’s showing as

Intel Corporation CometLake-U GT2 [UHD Graphics] (rev 02)

Using the TTY you can look for error messages using dmesg | less or sudo journalctl -b --system --priority 3 (journalctl includes the dmesg output along with every other message, but has many options to narrow down the messages that are displayed).

Thanks George. I’ll have a look and report back

Thanks again @gnwiii here is my journal output. The first couple of lines and the last ones seem relevant here. Not 100% sure but maybe you can read them better than me.

Oct 03 09:20:06 fedora kernel: tpm tpm0: [Firmware Bug]: TPM interrupt not working, polling instead
Oct 03 09:20:10 fedora (sd-execu[729]: /usr/lib/systemd/system-generators/zram-generator failed with exit status 1.
Oct 03 09:20:10 fedora systemd-modules-load[778]: Failed to find module 'fuse'
Oct 03 09:20:10 fedora systemd-modules-load[778]: Failed to find module 'msr'
Oct 03 09:20:10 fedora systemd-modules-load[778]: Failed to find module 'fuse'
Oct 03 09:20:10 fedora systemd-modules-load[778]: Failed to find module 'ip_tables'
Oct 03 09:20:10 fedora systemd-modules-load[778]: Failed to find module 'ip6_tables'
Oct 03 09:20:10 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount var-lib-snapd-snap-core-15925.mount - Mount unit for core, revision 15925.
Oct 03 09:20:10 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount var-lib-snapd-snap-core-16091.mount - Mount unit for core, revision 16091.
Oct 03 09:20:10 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount var-lib-snapd-snap-core18-2790.mount - Mount unit for core18, revision 2790.
Oct 03 09:20:10 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount var-lib-snapd-snap-core20-1974.mount - Mount unit for core20, revision 1974.
Oct 03 09:20:10 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount var-lib-snapd-snap-core20-2015.mount - Mount unit for core20, revision 2015.
Oct 03 09:20:10 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount var-lib-snapd-snap-core22-858.mount - Mount unit for core22, revision 858.
Oct 03 09:20:10 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount var-lib-snapd-snap-core22-864.mount - Mount unit for core22, revision 864.
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount var-lib-snapd-snap-cups-974.mount - Mount unit for cups, revision 974.
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount var-lib-snapd-snap-cups-980.mount - Mount unit for cups, revision 980.
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount var-lib-snapd-snap-gnome\x2d3\x2d38\x2d2004-143.mount - Mount unit for gnome-3-38-2004, revision 143.
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount var-lib-snapd-snap-gnome\x2d42\x2d2204-132.mount - Mount unit for gnome-42-2204, revision 132.
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount var-lib-snapd-snap-gnome\x2d42\x2d2204-141.mount - Mount unit for gnome-42-2204, revision 141.
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount var-lib-snapd-snap-snapd-20092.mount - Mount unit for snapd, revision 20092.
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount var-lib-snapd-snap-whatsdesk-28.mount - Mount unit for whatsdesk, revision 28.
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd-udevd[804]: /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules:1 Unknown group 'plugdev', ignoring
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd-udevd[804]: /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules:2 Unknown group 'plugdev', ignoring
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd-udevd[804]: /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/51-trezor.rules:11 Unknown group 'plugdev', ignoring
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd-udevd[804]: /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/51-trezor.rules:12 Unknown group 'plugdev', ignoring
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd-udevd[804]: /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/51-trezor.rules:15 Unknown group 'plugdev', ignoring
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd-udevd[804]: /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/51-trezor.rules:16 Unknown group 'plugdev', ignoring
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd-udevd[804]: /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/51-trezor.rules:17 Unknown group 'plugdev', ignoring
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount boot-efi.mount - /boot/efi.
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount proc-sys-fs-binfmt_misc.mount - Arbitrary Executable File Formats File System.
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd-binfmt[999]: Failed to check if /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc is mounted: No such device
Oct 03 09:20:11 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to start systemd-binfmt.service - Set Up Additional Binary Formats.
Oct 03 09:20:12 fedora systemd-update-done[1029]: Failed to write "/var/.updated": Permission denied
Oct 03 09:20:12 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to start systemd-update-done.service - Update is Completed.
Oct 03 09:20:33 fedora (sd-execu[1052]: /usr/lib/systemd/system-generators/zram-generator failed with exit status 1.
Oct 03 09:20:33 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount boot-efi.mount - /boot/efi.
Oct 03 09:20:33 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to mount var-lib-snapd-snap-core-15925.mount - Mount unit for core, revision 15925.

This has a Lenovo response. There is a list of affected systems and a workaround.

Thanks, I did actually see that but it seemed to suggest this was only for Servers and my little m900 SFF was not listed.

I’ll give it a go though.

Thanks again.