Yesterday I got into the mood to prepare a software distribution upgrade for my Fedora 34 workstation system.
Thus the command “
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh” was successfully executed (in principle) in a terminal window of my working XFCE session.
But I was surprised by unexpected software behaviour after the corresponding computer reboot.
- The login succeeded.
- The graphical displays were started by some known applications.
- A file manager presented a directory listing.
- The network became connected.
- An internet browser showed the heading “Performing system upgrade” from a helpful documentation.
- My mail program was started after another while.
It requested a password for my mail account.
But I observed then that the corresponding text field did not handle my input as expected.
- Other application windows reacted also in questionable ways according to clicks.
- The key board shortcut “Ctrl+Alt+Del” worked still as expected.
Thus I could choose one of the usual actions in the shown dialogue.
- I switched the computer on once more.
- The GRUB boot menu was accordingly displayed.
- I chose to edit the main menu entry.
I appended the setting “
3” to the parameter “
This boot attempt was continued then after the key board shortcut “Ctrl+x”.
- A text login interface was offered according to the selected run level.
- I entered the known credentials.
But they were not accepted here (despite of a successful graphical login before).
I would appreciate further solution ideas and advices.
Does the software combination “Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-35-1.2.iso” support also another “upgrade” (instead of mentioned “installation”)?