I have a Fedora install that's a few days old. Today I did the first
dnf update on the system and it downloaded 1GB of updates.
After rebooting the new kernel and the old one in grub. I get the same result,a t the GUI login screen after I enter my username and password it starts to load, the username/pass prompt disappear, the gray background turns darker gray, then blue. The wallpaper shows, then it flashes back to the login screen.
In runlevel3, running dnf update again updated three packages; microcode_ctl, tzdata, and tzdata-java.
Same thing after trying a few times, one of the times Gnome flashed something at the top of screen "Sorry...." and I think it said something crashed but before I could read the whole message, the system flashed back to the login screen.
I was able to press CTRL+ALT+F2 and access the terminal that way as well, I added a new user using the terminal and am logged in as that user temporarily to use the system to post this.
I rsync'ed my home directory on the first account from my old SSD, that didn't seem to be a problem at first, I could try rsync'ing it to my new account and see what happens, but if there is a log or something I could view to narrow down what it is that is specifically causing this.
Edit: -- post GPU here -- Does this provide any beneficial information?
lspci | grep -i NVidia 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 310] (rev a2) 01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
EDIT: On my new account I ran
su username - and got a terminal as my main account. I was able to run
gnome-tweaks and disable starting the Compiz icon until I get the NVidia drivers working.
EDIT: Following https://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2015/fedora-nvidia-guide/#before-installation I am getting errors
tail /var/log/nvidia-installer.log Kernel preparation unnecessary for this kernel. Skipping... Building module: cleaning build area... make -j2 KERNELRELEASE=5.6.13-200.fc31.x86_64 module KERNEL_UNAME=5.6.13-200.fc31.x86_64; make -C uvm module KERNEL_UNAME=5.6.13-200.fc31.x86_64 KBUILD_EXTMOD=/var/lib/dkms/nvidia/340.108/build/uvm...........(bad exit status: 2) Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 5.6.13-200.fc31.x86_64 (x86_64) Consult /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/340.108/build/make.log for more information. -> error. ERROR: Failed to install the kernel module through DKMS. No kernel module was installed; please try installing again without DKMS, or check the DKMS logs for more information. ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com. [root@host ~]# tail /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/340.108/build/make.log scripts/Makefile.build:44: ../Makefile: No such file or directory make: *** No rule to make target '../Makefile'. Stop. make: *** [Makefile:1683: ..] Error 2 make: Leaving directory '/usr/src/kernels/5.6.13-200.fc31.x86_64' NVIDIA: left KBUILD. nvidia.ko failed to build! make: *** [Makefile:197: nvidia.ko] Error 1 make: Leaving directory '/var/lib/dkms/nvidia/340.108/build' make: *** [Makefile:221: ../Module.symvers] Error 2 make: Leaving directory '/var/lib/dkms/nvidia/340.108/build/uvm'
It said Kernel Preparation unnecessary for this kernel could not build the kernel module, when I try to install again it gives a warning about the driver already being installed and asks if I want to reinstall. When I try to start graphical runlevel 5 using NVidia driver or Nouveau I get this error screen: