I am having a problem after booting live USB with Fedora KDE spin 35/36. Sometimes I am stuck during the loading screen with KDE logo, sometimes after a few seconds on the desktop.
USB is working well - tested on another device.
I didn’t face this problem on other distributions like Manjaro/Ubuntu…
I guess the problem is with compatible hardware.
Current list of HW:
No, that will be a different problem, because @jeyjey says it affects also F35 and not just F36.
@jeyjey Are you saying you only have problems with booting the Fedora KDE Live image from USB, or do you have problems with booting the installed system as well (if you got that far to install it, actually)?
The most likely culprit is probably the opensource nvidia driver nouveau, because nvidia’s linux support is unfortunately terrible. You might find more luck booting the install media in basic graphics mode (in the troubleshooting menu on startup), and then switching to the closed nvidia driver after installation and removing the nomodeset boot option from the grub config. That involves multiple hoops to jump through, unfortunately. When trying this, use the F35 media, because F36 Beta media are a bit broken at this point as in the issue linked above, but should be fixed for the Final image.
Or you can disable/remove the nvidia gpu and install fedora using just the integrated intel gpu. Then enable/put back in the nvidia gpu and install the closed nvidia driver.
After some messing around there are some results:
When BIOS is set to UEFI only and F36 is flashed as GPT (UEFI) via Rufus then KDE is broken.
When BIOS is set to UEFI only and F36 is flashed as GPT (UEFI) via Rufus then GNOME is fine.
When BIOS is set to CSM Bios/Legacy/UEFI and F36 is flashed as MBR via Rufus KDE seems fine (not stuck at least).
→ really similar to the article.
If I install GNOME and then install from terminal KDE environment it’s stuck also after reboot (I have tried only Wayland).
Well, I have no idea what is so much different between KDE and GNOME but it is obvious that KDE has some problems with UEFI.
BIOS is updated, RAM XAMP mode is OFF.