Common F20 bugs

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This page documents common bugs in Fedora 20 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.

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Release Notes

Read the Fedora 20 Release Announcement (needs real link) and the Fedora 20 release notes (needs real link) for specific information about changes in Fedora 20 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. Please follow the style and guidelines explained in the comments in the page source.
  • 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

Hardware Issues

Software Issues

Disappearing mouse cursor

link to this item - Bugzilla: #1008965

After logging in to a desktop in Fedora 20 Alpha, the mouse cursor can become invisible. The mouse still functions, but can't be seen. This has been seen occasionally in testing on bare metal and more often in testing on virtual machines. It definitely affects GNOME and may affect other desktop environments.

Moving to another tty and back typically resolves the issue.

Wired connection indicator

link to this item - Bugzilla: #1005719

In Fedora 20 Alpha, for wired connections, the network-manager-applet displays an 'X' over the network icon, regardless of connectivity. The fix for this issue has been pushed to stable, but we are noting it here as it is highly visible on initial installation. Note that the fix for this issue is that no connection indicator will be shown at all for wired connections after update: this is a GNOME 3.10 design decision, not a bug in itself. A connection indicator will still be shown for all forms of wireless connection.

To fix this issue simply run su -c 'yum update NetworkManager' and then reboot the system or simply su -c 'systemctl restart NetworkManager.service'.