The below is after I updated from F21 to F22 on a Lenovo X220 baremetal.
No, first, I must mention: the machine was running Fedora 20, so I did a
`fedup --network 21 --product=workstation` followed by duplicate
cleanups, all of which went smoothly.
Then, I moved to F22. Events in order:
$ dnf --refresh --releasever=f21 distro-sync
(2) Boot fails, because it's stuck at:
"Failed to load SELinux policy. Freezing".
Reboot and go with 'enforcing=0' on Kernel command line, to get a
successful boot. (SELinux policy version:
(3) Boot succeeds. However, I'm presented with login shell on tty1.
No Xorg nor Wayland. Manually invoking `Xorg` results in a blank
'dash' starting at me on an empty screen.
`journalctl -e _COMM=gdm-x-session` -- nothing from this too.
[Both the above were captured after I got networking working at the
end of (5), refer below.]
(4) Reboot and login via tty1 and clean up package duplicates and
rebuild RPM DB for good measure:
$ package-cleanup --cleandupes
$ rpm --rebuilddb
- NetworkManager package is gone (Ugh?! Okay, it's Alpha/Beta),
consequently, getting networking to work is going to be a bit
more manual process here after.
- First, try for a little while to get wireless networking
working from CLI:
$ ip link set up wlp3s0
The 'wlp3s0' interface is down, no matter how many times you
invoke the above command:
$ iw wlp3s0 link
I can find my SSID via a scan:
$ iw wlp3s0 scan | grep $MY-SSID
But, obviously, it's useless if the 'wlp3s0' interface is
$ ip link show wlp3s0
3: wlp3s0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state
DOWN mode DORMANT group default qlen 1000
link/ether 08:11:96:99:fa:c0 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
(If the wlp3s0 interface was UP, I could have used
`wpa_supplicant` to connect to the Wi-Fi.)
(No useful messages in `journalctl`)
- So, let's attach an ethernet cable, 'em1' interface shows up.
ip link set up em1
The interface is up.
Now try a crude `dhclient em1`. Oops -- no 'dhcp-client' package.
After carefully noticing the missing .so lib versions when trying
to 'rpm -qi dhcp-client-4.3.2-2.fc22.x86_64.rpm' package, I
realized I specifically needed 'bind99-libs' and 'bind99-license'
packages. So, get them via Koji (from a different host) and copy
into the broken F22 machine via USB.
Installing the the below three packages manually, and invoking
`dhclient em1` brings networking back.
$ rpm -q dhcp-client bind99-libs bind99-license
Install NetworkManager, and reboot (don't forget 'enforcing=0'),
NM `dhclient` is invoked properly by NetworkManager and
networking works fine.
I've noticed a few others encounter some of these issues #fedora-qa,
Freenode. I haven't gotten around to filing bugs, thought I'd write here
PS: On remote servers, I'm running several other test virtual machines
running minimal (@core via kickstart) F22/Rawhide just fine though.