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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.

Release Notes

Read the Fedora 20 release announcement and the Fedora 20 release notes 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

Problem with Installation Source spoke when installing from a partially complete kickstart

link to this item - Bugzilla: #972265

If you attempt to install Fedora 20 using a partially-complete kickstart - in particular, a kickstart which specifies a package set but no installation source - you will find that the interactive process for setting that option behaves strangely. On the Installation Source spoke, you may not be able to use the default Closest mirror option. If you are affected by this problem, you can manually enter the URL of the Fedora 20 mirror list, and check the This URL refers to a mirror list. box. The URLs for the 64-bit and 32-bit mirror lists are and respectively.

Hardware issues

ARM: HDMI output and USB peripherals not working on Beagle Bone Black

link to this item - Bugzilla: #1012025

Fedora 20 testing indicates that attempting to use HDMI graphical output for the Beagle Bone Black doesn't currently work. USB is also not functional in the official Fedora 20 images. At the moment, to use the Beagle Bone Black, you will need a serial console. Post-release kernel updates are expected to resolve these and other outstanding issues; unofficial updated images may be made available by the Fedora ARM team for the convenience of Beagle Bone Black users.

Impatient and adventurous testers may wish to try installing a 3.12 kernel from the kernel-nodebug repository; it may resolve either or both of these issues, but there is a low expectation of support or testing of nodebug kernels.

Software issues

ZIP support in PHP

link to this item - Bugzilla: #999313

In Fedora 20, support from ZIP has been dropped from main php package and is now provided in a separate php-pecl-zip package.

If you need zip support, as for any other extension, run su -c 'yum install php-zip'.

GNOME Shell crashes after creating a keyring without a password

link to this item - Bugzilla: #1012844

In Fedora 20 with the GNOME desktop, if you attempt to create a new keyring without a password or change the password of your keyring to an empty string (you may do this from the "Passwords and Keys" application, or you may be prompted to create a keyring password the first time GNOME attempts to store some kind of key), the GNOME shell will crash. The workaround for this is to always use a password on your keyring.

An updated clutter package has been submitted to the updates-testing repository for testing. Users experiencing this problem are encouraged to test this update and report to Bodhi whether it solves the problem. However, note that one tester has reported that the update causes graphical corruption issues on an Intel video adapter. To test the update, run this command:

su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update --advisory=FEDORA-2013-22280'