Frank Cox writes: > On Thu, 18 Nov 2021 10:27:32 -0700 > Greg Bailey wrote: > > > > >From the GDM login screen I enter my password and select Mate. The screen > > > >goes blank and appears to be loading the Mate desktop as usual, but just > > > >at the point where the desktop should appear it returns to the GDM login > > > >menu. > > > > > > The only difference in my case is that I use lightdm from the > > stenstorp/lightdm copr repo instead of GDM. > > Installing lightdm from the stenscorp/lightdm was indeed the fix. > > Now my desktop is back to looking and working like it's supposed to be. > > For the next guy who needs to do this, here are the exact commands needed: > > dnf copr enable stenstorp/lightdm > dnf install lightdm > systemctl disable gdm.service > systemctl enable lightdm.service > > Then reboot. You'll probably have to select Mate from the drop-down list at the top right of the login screen but you only have to make that selection once. > > Thank you ever so much for the help, Greg! I had the same experience with Rocky - not able to login after the update and being returned to the login screen. In this case, the solution was to install the latest vbox guest additions (this is a vbox VM). And I'm still using gdm.