Bug 1883855 - Can't start VLC or Brave Browser with kernels 5.7.x and 5.8.x
Summary: Can't start VLC or Brave Browser with kernels 5.7.x and 5.8.x
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 32
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-09-30 12:10 UTC by pan-nikt
Modified: 2021-05-25 16:49 UTC (History)
19 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: ---
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2021-05-25 16:49:11 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
journalctl for a previous boot (241.10 KB, text/plain)
2020-09-30 12:10 UTC, pan-nikt
no flags Details

Description pan-nikt 2020-09-30 12:10:27 UTC
Created attachment 1717849 [details]
journalctl for a previous boot

1. Please describe the problem:
Can't start VLC or Brave Browser in 5.7.x and 5.8.x kernels. All hung and system is unusable. The only way to get back to usable state is to hit F3 + Alt.

2. What is the Version-Release number of the kernel:

3. Did it work previously in Fedora? If so, what kernel version did the issue
   *first* appear?  Old kernels are available for download at
   https://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=8 :

Yes it worked on 5.6.x. I'm on kernel-5.6.8-300.fc32.x86_64 and it works.
My bet it all started with 5.7.x

4. Can you reproduce this issue? If so, please provide the steps to reproduce
   the issue below:
- Boot with kernel e.g 5.8.11
- Open the VLC / or open Brave Browser

5. Does this problem occur with the latest Rawhide kernel? To install the
   Rawhide kernel, run ``sudo dnf install fedora-repos-rawhide`` followed by
   ``sudo dnf update --enablerepo=rawhide kernel``:
Not sure how to change kernel to rawhide.

6. Are you running any modules that not shipped with directly Fedora's kernel?:
Most probably not.

7. Please attach the kernel logs. You can get the complete kernel log
   for a boot with ``journalctl --no-hostname -k > dmesg.txt``. If the
   issue occurred on a previous boot, use the journalctl ``-b`` flag.

Comment 1 Fedora Program Management 2021-04-29 16:39:34 UTC
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Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2021-05-25 16:49:11 UTC
Fedora 32 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2021-05-25. Fedora 32 is
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