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This page documents common bugs in Fedora 24 and, if available, fixes or workarounds for these problems. If you find your problem in this page, do not file a bug for it, unless otherwise instructed. Where appropriate, a reference to the current bug(s) in Bugzilla is included.

Pre-release version
Fedora 24 has not yet been released. During this pre-release period, this page will cover known issues in the Fedora 24 pre-releases. Issues that are fixed will be removed from the page once a fix is available (for instance, an issue that affects the Beta but is fixed in the final release will be removed at the time of that release).

Release Notes

Read the F24_Alpha_release_announcement for specific information about changes in Fedora 24 and other general information.

My bug is not listed

Not every bug is listed in this page, but Bugzilla should be a comprehensive database of known bugs. This page is a sampling of the bugs most commonly discussed on our mailing lists and forums.

To see if your bug has already been reported, you can search Bugzilla. If it has not yet been reported, we encourage you to do so to help improve Fedora for yourself and others. A guide to Bugs and feature requests has been prepared to assist you.

If you believe an already-reported bug report should be added to this page because it is commonly encountered, you can:

  • Add it yourself, if you have wiki access. Common bugs instructions provides guidance on how to add an entry to the page correctly, but the most important thing is to make sure that the bug is listed - don't worry if you don't get the format quite right, we can clean it up later.
  • Or, add the CommonBugs keyword to the bug report. Someone from the QA team will then inspect the issue to determine whether the bug should be listed as a common bug. To expedite your request, please add a comment to the bug that includes
    1. a summary of the problem
    2. any known workarounds
    3. an assessment on the impact to Fedora users

For reference, you can query Bugzilla for bugs tagged CommonBugs:

  • CommonBugs? (bugs with CommonBugs keyword, but do not yet have a link to this page)
  • CommonBugs+(bugs with CommonBugs keyword and contain a link to this page)

Installation issues

Fedora Media Writer shows no writing progress on Fedora 22

link to this item - Bugzilla: #1328462

If you use Fedora Media Writer (formerly liveusb-creator) on Fedora 22 to create a new bootable USB drive, no progress is displayed during the writing process. You need to wait until the dialog says "Finished".

Fedora fails to install on some RAID setups

link to this item - Bugzilla: #1333131 - Bugzilla: #1259953

On some setups, installing Fedora over existing firmware or software RAID can cause anaconda to crash. If you try to create a RAID array during setup on a system that has an existing RAID configuration using the drives from that previous RAID array, the newly-created one gets produced incorrectly and is unusable (and of course, the one you deleted is no longer there). User can restart and try again on the same selected drives (this time using free space) as workaround.

Upgrade issues

DNF might remove essential system packages if you used PackageKit (GNOME Software, KDE Apper) in the past

link to this item - Bugzilla: #1259865

There was an unfortunate situation in the past few Fedora releases where PackageKit and DNF didn't work well together. If you installed something via PackageKit (used by GNOME Software or KDE Apper), it didn't mark such packages as "user installed" in the DNF database (which is used to differentiate user-requested packages from other packages installed purely as a dependency, but not explicitly requested by the user). Similarly, if you updated your system using PackageKit (GNOME offline updates, Apper), it erased such "user installed" flags from all updated packages. DNF then tries to remove any unnecessary packages during its next transaction (or when specifically asked using sudo dnf autoremove). This might lead to removing core system packages because DNF no longer sees them as "user installed" and considers them a no-longer-needed dependency. It is also possible that this might happen to you when performing a system upgrade to Fedora 24.

This is now fixed in Fedora 24 (since libhif-0.2.2-3.fc24) and Fedora 23 (since libhif-0.2.2-3.fc23). Future use of PackageKit (GNOME Software, Apper) should be safe. However, if you have ever used these tools in the past, you're strongly advised to fix your "user installed" database before you start using DNF:

  1. First, make sure your libhif package version is the same as described above or newer:
    rpm -q libhif

    If not, update it, and check again:

    sudo dnf --refresh update libhif
    Reboot after update.
  2. Then, mark all your current packages as "user installed" using this command:
    rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}\n' | xargs sudo dnf mark install

Please note that this solution is slightly excessive, because you're going to end up with all your packages considered either system essential or user requested, and none of them is ever going to be removed as a no-longer-needed dependency. However, this is the only way how to be absolutely sure that you're not going to be affected by this issue, at a relatively small cost (some packages might stay on your disk unnecessarily). Power users can tweak this solution according to their needs.

GNOME issues

Plasma (KDE) issues

Network issues

Hardware issues

Application issues

Firefox no longer plays H264 content using gstreamer, uses ffmpeg now

link to this item - Bugzilla: #1331496

Since Firefox 46, it no longer uses gstreamer to play non-free multimedia content (most often represented by H264 video codec), but uses ffmpeg instead. Instead of having gstreamer1-libav, now you need to have ffmpeg-libs installed if you want to be able to play such content in Firefox. Please note that ffmpeg is not distributed by Fedora and you need to obtain it yourself, if you wish to use it.

Docker fails to run anything

link to this item - Bugzilla: #1322909

There has been reporten an issue with docker-1.10.3-3, which results in unusable docker. This issue persists even if docker is updated. Sufficient workaround should be to stop docker, remove directory /var/lib/docker and install newer docker. Users with lvm thin pool must recreate the pool since the removal of /var/lib/docker breaks it. For more, see RHBZ1322909#c21.

ARM issues

bananapi: unable to pxe boot

link to this item - Bugzilla: #1329613

Some people are experiencing a problem with graphical PXE installation on Banana Pi. They are probably running into memory issues when 1G of RAM is not enough. The workaround is to append inst.text to kernel cmdline and proceed with text installation or install the system via VNC.

Fedora Server issues

Fedora Cloud issues

LXDE issues

Default LXDE browser (Midori) is broken

link to this item - Bugzilla: #1319516 - Bugzilla: #1306144

The default browser on the Fedora 24 Alpha LXDE spin, Midori, does not launch (it will crash) when run normally. It can be launched from a console with midori --plain. You may also choose to install Firefox or another browser into the live environment, with sudo dnf install firefox; this will use some extra RAM.

Other issues

Hibernation doesn't work from a standard install

link to this item - Bugzilla: #1206936

The systemd-hibernate generator used to handle resume from hibernate functionality expects a resume=/path/to/swap in the kernel args. Anaconda does not add this in /etc/default/grub and the dracut cmdline generator doesn't act in a way the systemd hibernate generator can locate the swap with the resume image.

To work around this check the devmapper path to the swap via swapon -s and add this to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX entry in /etc/default/grub then regenerate the grub.cfg file used:

Via grub2-mkconfig:
  For BIOS systems:
  grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

  For EFI systems:
  grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg

Via grubby:
  grubby --args=resume=/path/to/swap --update-kernel=$(grubby --default-kernel)