Bug 2244225 - After upgrade to Fedora 39, there is no GNOME on Xorg option
Summary: After upgrade to Fedora 39, there is no GNOME on Xorg option
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: 39
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2023-10-14 18:31 UTC by triguy
Modified: 2023-10-14 18:31 UTC (History)
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Description triguy 2023-10-14 18:31:20 UTC
Hey, I updated my friend's gaming PC from Fedora 38 to Fedora 39 using the instructions provided in the official docs for RPM. It was successful, however, there was no option for GNOME on Xorg. The only options were GNOME, GNOME Classic, and GNOME Classic on Xorg. He has an Nvidia card, so this was basically useless for him. I downgraded him back to Fedora 38 successfully. However, the problem persists. Fedora 38 is now missing the option to run GNOME on Xorg.

Reproducible: Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use Fedora 38 with proprietary Nvidia drivers
2. Upgrade to Fedora 39 with RPM
3. (at this point, had to chroot in because failed to install new Nvidia drivers correctly. `dnf reinstall kernel-core` worked)
4. Missing GNOME on Xorg
5. Downgrade to Fedora 38, still missing option
Actual Results:  
User cannot use Gnome on Xorg now, rendering Nvidia PC worthless

Expected Results:  
GNOME on Xorg should remain an option, especially given Xorg is still there for the Classic desktop mode.

This may be related to having proprietary Nvidia drivers. There was a black screen after upgrading, and I needed to chroot in and repair the system by running `dnf reinstall kernel-core`. Otherwise, upgrade was successful.

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