Recent Fedora installation issues

It seems like getting Fedora going on my trusty but old computer is getting harder these days.

Getting Fedora 39 installed turnedout to be a bit of a chore. After getting Fedora 40 installed in a VM after a bit of wrangling, I thought I’d try the F39-F40 upgrade on the computer. The upgrade worked fine on the laptop, so I thought maybe the desktop would handle it ok.

Nope, not so much. While the upgrade itself went smoothly, all I got when I rebooted was a blank screen with a flashing cursor in the corner. Fortunately Ctrl-Alt-F2 got me to a console login prompt, so the system was running to some extent.

Logging in to check things out showed a ton of

traps: drkonqi-coredum[1922] trap invalid opcode ip:7f9a6270ea9c sp:7ffc3e6b9dd8 error:0 in libQt6Core.so.6.6.2[7f9a626b0000+3e7000]

messages in the dmesg output. Looked like whatever was going on kept crashing, generating coredumps and restarting ad-nauseum.

In /var/log/messages, there were a bunch of

systemd-coredump[11667]: Process 11641 (drkonqi-coredum) of user 0 dumped core.
Module libcrypt.so.2 from rpm libxcrypt-4.4.36-5.fc40.x86_64
Module libblkid.so.1 from rpm util-linux-2.40-0.9.rc1.fc40.x86_64
Module libsasl2.so.3 from rpm cyrus-sasl-2.1.28-19.fc40.x86_64
Module libevent-2.1.so.7 from rpm libevent-2.1.12-12.fc40.x86_64
Module libunistring.so.5 from rpm libunistring-1.1-7.fc40.x86_64
Module libmount.so.1 from rpm util-linux-2.40-0.9.rc1.fc40.x86_64
Module libgmodule-2.0.so.0 from rpm glib2-2.80.0-1.fc40.x86_64
Module libssl.so.3 from rpm openssl-3.2.1-2.fc40.x86_64
Module libpsl.so.5 from rpm libpsl-0.21.5-3.fc40.x86_64
Module libssh.so.4 from rpm libssh-0.10.6-5.fc40.x86_64
Module libidn2.so.0 from rpm libidn2-2.3.7-1.fc40.x86_64
Module libnghttp2.so.14 from rpm nghttp2-1.59.0-2.fc40.x86_64
Module libffi.so.8 from rpm libffi-3.4.4-7.fc40.x86_64
Module libduktape.so.207 from rpm duktape-2.7.0-7.fc40.x86_64
Module libgio-2.0.so.0 from rpm glib2-2.80.0-1.fc40.x86_64
Module libcurl.so.4 from rpm curl-8.6.0-7.fc40.x86_64
Module libselinux.so.1 from rpm libselinux-3.6-4.fc40.x86_64
Module libpcre2-8.so.0 from rpm pcre2-10.42-2.fc40.2.x86_64
Module libicudata.so.74 from rpm icu-74.2-1.fc40.x86_64
Module libgobject-2.0.so.0 from rpm glib2-2.80.0-1.fc40.x86_64
Module libpxbackend-1.0.so from rpm libproxy-0.5.3-5.fc40.x86_64
Module libbrotlicommon.so.1 from rpm brotli-1.1.0-3.fc40.x86_64
Module libkeyutils.so.1 from rpm keyutils-1.6.3-3.fc40.x86_64
Module libkrb5support.so.0 from rpm krb5-1.21.2-5.fc40.x86_64
Module libcom_err.so.2 from rpm e2fsprogs-1.47.0-5.fc40.x86_64
Module libk5crypto.so.3 from rpm krb5-1.21.2-5.fc40.x86_64
Module libkrb5.so.3 from rpm krb5-1.21.2-5.fc40.x86_64
Module liblzma.so.5 from rpm xz-5.6.0-3.fc40.x86_64
Module liblz4.so.1 from rpm lz4-1.9.4-6.fc40.x86_64
Module libcap.so.2 from rpm libcap-2.69-3.fc40.x86_64
Module libpcre2-16.so.0 from rpm pcre2-10.42-2.fc40.2.x86_64
Module libb2.so.1 from rpm libb2-0.98.1-11.fc40.x86_64
Module libdouble-conversion.so.3 from rpm double-conversion-3.3.0-3.fc40.x86_64
Module libglib-2.0.so.0 from rpm glib2-2.80.0-1.fc40.x86_64
Module libicuuc.so.74 from rpm icu-74.2-1.fc40.x86_64
Module libicui18n.so.74 from rpm icu-74.2-1.fc40.x86_64
Module libcrypto.so.3 from rpm openssl-3.2.1-2.fc40.x86_64
Module libproxy.so.1 from rpm libproxy-0.5.3-5.fc40.x86_64
Module libz.so.1 from rpm zlib-ng-2.1.6-2.fc40.x86_64
Module libbrotlidec.so.1 from rpm brotli-1.1.0-3.fc40.x86_64
Module libgssapi_krb5.so.2 from rpm krb5-1.21.2-5.fc40.x86_64
Module libzstd.so.1 from rpm zstd-1.5.5-5.fc40.x86_64
Module libsystemd.so.0 from rpm systemd-255.4-1.fc40.x86_64
Module libQt6Core.so.6 from rpm qt6-qtbase-6.6.2-6.fc40.x86_64
Module libQt6Network.so.6 from rpm qt6-qtbase-6.6.2-6.fc40.x86_64
Module drkonqi-coredump-processor from rpm plasma-drkonqi-6.0.2-1.fc40.x86_64
Stack trace of thread 11641:
#0 0x00007f2dc4d0ea9c _ZL10aeshash128PKhmmm (libQt6Core.so.6 + 0x10ea9c)
#1 0x00007f2dc4f5e45b _ZN18QCommandLineParser9addOptionERK18QCommandLineOption (libQt6Core.so.6 + 0x35e45b)
#2 0x00007f2dc4f601f3 _ZN18QCommandLineParser13addHelpOptionEv (libQt6Core.so.6 + 0x3601f3)
#3 0x0000555ce386ea43 main (drkonqi-coredump-processor + 0x5a43)
#4 0x00007f2dc463d088 __libc_start_call_main (libc.so.6 + 0x2a088)
#5 0x00007f2dc463d14b __libc_start_main@@GLIBC_2.34 (libc.so.6 + 0x2a14b)
#6 0x0000555ce386fff5 _start (drkonqi-coredump-processor + 0x6ff5)
#ELF object binary architecture: AMD x86-64

messages being dumped there (carriage returns added for clarity) over and over.

There were also a lot of SELinux errors in the message log as well

setroubleshoot[2604]: SELinux is preventing abrt-dump-journ from write access on the sock_file io.systemd.DynamicUser.

*****  Plugin catchall (100. confidence) suggests   **************************

If you believe that abrt-dump-journ should be allowed write access on the io.systemd.DynamicUser sock_file by default.
Then you should report this as a bug.
You can generate a local policy module to allow this access.
Do
allow this access for now by executing:
# ausearch -c 'abrt-dump-journ' --raw | audit2allow -M my-abrtdumpjourn
# semodule -X 300 -i my-abrtdumpjourn.pp

Seems like there’s a lot going on here.

Since Fedora 40 is working fine on my laptop, I’m guessing that there’s something about my desktop that the Fedora binaries don’t like. I haven’t tried another distro yet so I don’t know if it’s just Fedora’s KDE Plasma, or just KDE Plasma in general that my desktop doesn’t like. I also haven’t tried Fedora Workstation yet, so I don’t know if the problem is with Fedora in general or Fedora KDE.

Still a lot of troubleshooting and digging I need to do. One of the problems I’ve run into is that the errors happen so frequently and generated coredumps get deleted so quickly that I can’t really generate useful dumps and bug reporting information.


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