After running fedup to upgrade from Fedora 20 to 21, and then to Fedora 22, I have been experiencing issues with startup and shutdown.

On reboot, I get the 3 versions on my Grub list. When I select the Grub option for Fedora 22, things look normal up to the login screen. Once I enter my credentials, they clear, but the system hangs only showing me the login background; waiting for several minutes makes no difference, system is stuck.

To solve this, I then hard reboot, and select the old Fedora 20 option in the Grub menu. When I login, everything works, and Fedora 22 loads correctly.

For shutdown, the system stays stuck in the Plymouth screen and does not power down, only by pressing the power button can I achieve this.

I suspect these issues might be related, maybe not? Anyone have some pointers on how to fix this?

  • Did you execute all the Cleaning Up Post Upgrade steps? – rickhg12hs Jun 3 '15 at 6:18
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    Yes, I've ran those steps. I believe it might be kernel related? When I select "3.19.8-100.fc20.x86_64" things work fine, but when selecting one of the 4.0.x options, not able to boot the system after the login screen. Any clues would be appreciated. – cyrrill Jun 4 '15 at 13:25
  • I wonder if some of your system-wide /etc/... files or individual account files (e.g., ~/.config, ~/.gnome*) need to be updated and/or recreated. If you create a new account, does its login, etc., operate normally? – rickhg12hs Jun 4 '15 at 13:32
  • Can you try uncommenting #WaylandEnable=false (remove the #) in /etc/gdm/custom.conf? – mattdm Jun 4 '15 at 14:41
  • @rickhg12hs, I tried adding a new user, but it did not help. – cyrrill Jun 4 '15 at 15:24

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