Fedora :: Black Screen After Updates In F12

Mar 25, 2010

As a newcomer to Linux I recently installed F12 ( from a full installation DVD and all worked well until I decided to download a bunch of updates. When I next booted up I had a second kernel ( and the usual other option for my XP dual boot (which still works!).Selecting either kernel leads to the Fedora logo on a blue screen and then a black screen with a small underscore cursor in the top left and no other text. This is not a command line or a text editor but it simply displays key depressions - the alpha/numeric section of the keyboard in upper and lower case as normal and then the function keys and numeric key pad as control codes commencing with As both kernels yield the same behaviour, am I right in assuming that it is one of the program updates that is causing the problem? The only way I have found to get out of this screen is ctrl.alt.del which gives a short list of programs being stopped and then the machine reboots. I don't know how to pause this screen to get the details before they disappear.I have been through loads of stuff on this forum but nothing seems to fit. From the command line terminal off the boot options screen I tried su -c yum clean all and also yum clean all but all I get from Grub is error 27 unrecognised command.

As you can tell I'm a complete beginner, but I am willing to learn. The thing is I don't know where to go from here. All I want for now is to get back to the Gnome environment I can handle, then I can explore the command line at my pace instead of being thrown in at the deep end!

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Jun 16, 2010

I'm running Fedora 13 64 bit. Everything has worked fine, until today. The latest updates killed the video.

As the bar at the bottom of the screen starts to go across and say Fedora 13 the whole bar starts to flash then goes solid white. No errors or nothing, just a black screen. What causes this?

Nvidia drivers are installed. Maybe it's them. I've had trouble with video after updates with the last 4 versions of Fedora.

How to fix this mess?

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Jun 20, 2010

After finally getting flash taken care of, now after reboot I have a black screen and this error:

Fatal Module - nouveau not found.

How do I get the video working again? What would the command be?

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Jan 4, 2010

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Mar 6, 2010

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Nov 5, 2010

Two days ago I downloaded and installed new updates after upgrading from 10.04 to 10.10. After the update I was informed I needed to restart. Once my laptop booted up again it stayed to a black screen and then filled up with error messages like something about trace call or call trace?

I had no way to get into my system but I did have some minor success starting in an old kernel. However after a while it would freeze like the graphics driver was going wrong.

Two attempt later of reinstalling 10.10 from disc after deleting the drive content and after updating it would go back to the same.

So I have now disabled updates as I haven't a clue on which one(s) is causing these problems.

I am on a HP Pavillion dv7 with nVidia graphics card and running 64amd Ubuntu.

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Nov 3, 2010

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I'd previously tried with Ubuntu and had a similar issue, it would go to a purple (if I remember correctly) Ubuntu screen and it sat that forever.

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Mar 7, 2011

This problem started within the last few minutes. I run a program in my browser that uploads data from my machine (ubuntu) to another machine (Fedora 13), for manipulation and then spits back the data that does not match our standardised information.

When I tried to run it a few minutes ago, it seemed to take a long time to make the connection. I went back and checked the machine, everything was connected and fine. I decided to reboot the machine from within KDE and then try again. Same result. I went to the machine again and tried to login through KDE, the screen goes black for a few seconds and then returns me to the login screen. I switched over to a virtual terminal and was able to login using the same credentials. I checked the .xsessions-errors file and this is what I am seeing:


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Apr 17, 2010

I' installed Fedora 12 from an installation DVD, repartitioned my hard drive etc.... After the installation has finished, there were 505 updates to install.

Here my problems started. Everytime I selected "all updates" I've got an error.

So i decided to install first all the updates with "rpm" - "yum" and "packages"
After this I could select all the other updates and install them.

During the installation my pc freezed. Rebooted and after the login there were always sessions "starting file manager" that was trying to start, one after the other... I proceeded my updates, and those processes stopped.

Ok, finally, all updates were installed and as good as I'm I rebooted my pc.......
My pc boots normaly, but the moment my logon-window should apear, I've a black screen... nothing else....

I can reboot with kernel but how can I fix the error with my kernel

someone who knows the solution???

I found one who told me to install following packages:

- kmod-nvidia-PAE.i686
- xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686

After this I've got my previous problem (before my complete reinstallation). Just booting till GRUB and nothing more.

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May 24, 2010

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May 23 10:35:29 Updated: transmission-common-1.93-1.fc12.i686
May 23 10:35:34 Updated: initscripts-9.02.2-1.i686
May 23 10:35:34 Updated: transmission-cli-1.93-1.fc12.i686


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Oct 28, 2009

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Sep 15, 2010

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I have a full DVD, so I can bring up Rescue Mode. I had hoped to find clues in (/mnt/sysimage)/var/log/messages, but nothing is being written to it. Once after I rebooted off the hard disk from Rescue Mode, I witnessed a long SElinux conversion. That disquiets me. But disabling SElinux does not solve the problem either.Can anyone suggest some kernel options that might overcome this problem? I shrink from reinstalling F11 from scratch and having to restore all my files from my backup system!P.S. I just found in my personal X11 log a message to the effect that /usr/lib64/dvi/nouveau_dri.so is missing. So it is; the directory has 12 drivers and not this one. If I remember right, "nouveau" often figures in trouble reports.P.P.S. As myself in Rescue Mode I can use xinit to bring X up! But it has only a vanilla text window and no mouse cursor, so I cannot use it or get out of it.

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Mar 15, 2011

I have done three times clean install for this and still i can't find what causes it.
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I ran the latest updates this week (including the new kernel and the new kmod-nvidia update) and I got a blank screen when I rebooted. (I get the Fedora bar across the bottom of the screen, then after that the screen goes blank) I assume this is when the xorg server is trying to start..

I went into single user mode , backed up and then removed the xorg.conf file but still got a blank screen upon reboot.

I rebooted into single user mode, copied the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file to a safe location, and then restored the system back to its original state.

I've since rsync'd my system back to where it was before the update.

Here's my Xorg.0.log file:

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I've posted this to the fedora mailing list with no response, my apologies if it's been addressed here...

I have an IBM Thinkpad with an Nvidia card ( nVidia Corporation GT218 [NVS 3100M] (rev a2) )

I currently have the nouveau driver black listed in my grub.conf setup: rhgb quiet nouveau.modeset=0 rdblacklist=nouveau

I did the update which installed/updated the following:

---> Package kernel.i686 0: set to be installed
---> Package kernel-devel.i686 0: set to be installed
---> Package kernel-headers.i686 0: set to be updated
---> Package kmod-nvidia.i686 1:280.13-2.fc14 set to be updated

However when I reboot the system boots to a blank screen, and even the previous kernel boots to a blank screen. I tried installing akmod-nvidia but get the same results

I've restored the system back to before the update for now..

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Jan 19, 2010

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