I’ve been using fedora for half a year now and it’s great. The most amazing difference between fedora and debian-based distros I’ve been using so far are:
- a concise and quick installation process
- newest versions of software already available for download with
- git, make and etc already pre-installed
My other laptop, dell xps 13 (2018) works with it perfectly, including the graphics/sound card, so I decided to try it out with my msi gs43vr (2017).
Aaand here goes the list of issues I’ve encountered.
- Graphical install hangs on
Started GNOME Display Manager..
You will need to start the fedora installer in basic graphics mode with
Start fedora in basic graphics mode.
- After installation,
gnome-initial-setuppop ups every time after reboot.
touch ~/.config/gnome-initial-setup-done. This will apply to current user only.
- When rebooted or shut down and then turned on, fedora froze with blank screen and only a blinking cursor for 2mins.
At first I thouthg it’s graphics driver’s problem. Installation of a proper NVIDIA driver didn’t work though (I followed this guide).
What worked for me is removing
/etc/default/grub. Don’t forget to run
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfgto update grub.
- Super button not working
gnome-tweaksand go to
Keyboard & Mouse->
Overview Shortcutand toggle it.
- rpmfusion drivers completely smashed my setup.
Persisting issues I’d like to have some help with:
Same blinking cursor + blank screen on shutdown. Screen brightness regulation buttons (f4&f5) do not work, although volume regulation, keyboard lights and sleep buttons work. Suspend does not work(stuck forever on saving pages), however hibernate does.
All of the above stopped when I installed the NVIDIA drivers according to this guide.
Still worth it!