I've installed fedora 23 xfce desktop on my laptop few days ago and it worked like a beauty.
After few days i did
sudo dnf update. after the update i couldn't change the wallpaper so i restarted my laptop, and after booting up i get two option.. One for the previous kernel and one for the updated one. I tried booth but it keeps taking to a black screen with nothing but a blinking underscore (-).
I can hit
e to edit the booting thing and add a 3 somewhere to get to the terminal. I tried downgrading
xorg-x11-server-Xorg but it didn't fix the issue.
I tried starting x from the terminal using startx and this is what i got.
xauth: file /home........./.serverauth.2093 does not exist. xauth: (stdin):2 unknown command "some random characters" X.Org X Server 1.18.3 Bunch of info about xorg and my machine Parse on line 2 of section InputClass in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf .d/70-synaptics.conf "..." Is not a valid keyword in this section. EE fatal server erro EE no screen found(EE) xinit: giving up xinit: unable to connect to X server: connection refused xinit: server error [Ali@Almoullim ~]$ _
I edit this file in nano
/etc/X11/xorg.conf .d/70-synaptics.conf and removed what was inside and now i get.
xauth: file /home........./.serverauth.2277 does not exist. xauth: (stdin):2 unknown command "some random characters" X.Org X Server 1.18.3 Bunch of info about xorg and my machine Waiting for X server to shut down (II) Server terminated successfully (0). Closing log file. [Ali@Almoullim ~]$ _
refer this is the log:
I removed xorg conf.d directory and started X from the previous kernel and now i can get to the login screen but i cant use either my keyboard nor my mouse.
I believe there is something about that in the log file, see this part:
I'm guessing it says that it cant find the appropriate drivers for keyboard, mouse, wifi, ...etc
So i installed
xorg-x11-drv-evdev && xorg-x11-drv-synaptics to enable the keyboard, mouse, and touchpad.
But some errors is still happening its taking startx about 1-2 min to start!!
I just installed fedora on my second laptop but this time fedora 24. And surprisingly it took 3 min to get to i3!!
Guess the issue is with fedora then... I don't feel like trying to fix this anymore and i don't like using old version of fedora... I'm going back to Arch!
PS: i have a Lenovo Z500 i7 with 8gb ram and nvidia geforce 740m (its just not possible that my laptop is too weak to handle fedora)