The Laptop is an Asus Expertbook with an Intel CPU & GPU.
When prompted by the “Software” GUI tool I opted to update to Fedora 38.
There was a restart and the update did not take place.
After another try the update seemed to go smoothly.
The laptop is rebooting itself (so it does not seem to be a GRUB problem), I am prompted with a login screen, and after successful login the screen goes grey and freezes.
I have tried logging in with xorg / classic gnome and nothing seems to work.
I have renamed the user gnome-extensions folder (after botting with a live USB), no change.
I have been researching for hours and after going down many rabbit holes, I have found nothing that seems to help.
I am asking here before going forward with the only PAINFUL option I can see - re-installing from a USB drive that is booting OK on the same machine).
Thank you in advance to anyone who may be able to offer any guidance.