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    Default kernel-desktop-3.4.33-2.24.1.x86_64 Doesn't boot

    sda openSUSE 12.2 (3.4.11, 3.4.28 and 3.4.33)
    sdb openSUSE 12.3 and swap (12.3 GM)

    Today I update my 12.2 kernel to 12.4.33 from YaST update Repo. Then set
    up Grub 2 on both 12.3 and 12.2. All versions are recognized on the 12.3
    boot menu (Inital Boot Menu) and 12.2 boot menu. Both 3.4.11 and 3.4.33
    do not boot (hang as per next paragraph), only 12.2 (3.4.28.) 12.3 boot
    correctly.

    Both regular and recovery go to a point that says "Postfix started",
    then hang for at least 1 hour. Takes an Alt/Ctl/Del to continue and
    reboot. Appears the the Plymouth screen is not being started at this
    point? on 12.2.3.4.28 Plymouth screees start no long after the postfix
    messages.

    Also Live CD (KDE) boots fine.

    Code:
    --------
    9wvj:~> rpm -qa |grep kernel
    kernel-source-3.4.11-2.16.1.noarch
    kernel-source-3.4.33-2.24.1.noarch
    kernel-default-devel-3.4.33-2.24.1.x86_64
    kernel-devel-3.4.28-2.20.1.noarch
    kernel-devel-3.4.11-2.16.1.noarch
    kernel-desktop-devel-3.4.28-2.20.1.x86_64
    kernel-firmware-20120719git-2.9.1.noarch
    kernel-desktop-3.4.11-2.16.1.x86_64
    kernel-syms-3.4.33-2.24.1.x86_64
    kernel-desktop-devel-3.4.11-2.16.1.x86_64
    patterns-openSUSE-devel_kernel-12.2-5.5.1.x86_64
    kernel-devel-3.4.33-2.24.1.noarch
    kernel-source-3.4.28-2.20.1.noarch
    kernel-default-devel-3.4.11-2.16.1.x86_64
    kernel-desktop-3.4.33-2.24.1.x86_64
    kernel-default-devel-3.4.28-2.20.1.x86_64
    kernel-xen-devel-3.4.11-2.16.1.x86_64
    kernel-xen-devel-3.4.33-2.24.1.x86_64
    kernel-desktop-3.4.28-2.20.1.x86_64
    kernel-xen-devel-3.4.28-2.20.1.x86_64
    kernel-syms-3.4.28-2.20.1.x86_64
    kernel-syms-3.4.11-2.16.1.x86_64
    kernel-desktop-devel-3.4.33-2.24.1.x86_64
    I think it has something to do with the Nvidia driver. I have 310-40
    installed on the 12.2. 3.4.28.

    Is there a ways to get a command line from the grub menu so I go to
    level 3 to install the nvidia driver for the new kernel version?

    Thought I had all worked out when I got grub2 to recognize them.

    Thanks for any ideas how to trouble shout this?

    Russ

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    Default Re: kernel-desktop-3.4.33-2.24.1.x86_64 Doesn't boot

    If booting from grub2 the place selection on the 12.2 boot line an press e to edit find the kernel load line usually will have vmlinuz in it and is is long press end togo to end of the line and put a 3 press F10 to boot with this and should be at a terminal prompt

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    Default Re: kernel-desktop-3.4.33-2.24.1.x86_64 Doesn't boot

    Quote Originally Posted by upscope View Post
    Both 3.4.11 and 3.4.33
    do not boot (hang as per next paragraph), only 12.2 (3.4.28.) 12.3 boot
    correctly.

    Both regular and recovery go to a point that says "Postfix started",
    then hang for at least 1 hour
    ....

    I think it has something to do with the Nvidia driver.
    I do not think your system hangs.

    Is there a ways to get a command line from the grub menu so I go to
    level 3 to install the nvidia driver for the new kernel version?
    Most likely you are already in run level 3. Just press Alt-F1 or Alt-F2 to get login prompt.

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    Default Re: kernel-desktop-3.4.33-2.24.1.x86_64 Doesn't boot

    arvidjaar wrote:

    >
    > upscope;2537019 Wrote:
    >> Both 3.4.11 and 3.4.33
    >> do not boot (hang as per next paragraph), only 12.2 (3.4.28.) 12.3
    >> boot correctly.
    >>
    >> Both regular and recovery go to a point that says "Postfix started",
    >> then hang for at least 1 hour
    >> ....
    >>
    >> I think it has something to do with the Nvidia driver.

    > I do not think your system hangs.
    >
    >> Is there a ways to get a command line from the grub menu so I go to
    >> level 3 to install the nvidia driver for the new kernel version?

    > Most likely you are already in run level 3. Just press Alt-F1 or
    > Alt-F2 to get login prompt.
    >

    You were almost 100% right. Alt-Fx (think I hit F1 but not sure) anyhow
    it to me to log-in screen. Looked like I was in run level3 but the lnvhw
    script I use to install Nvidia said I was in rublevel 5. Did and init 3
    and the ran above script, the nvidia-xconfig, and finally init 5. All is
    well and Systeminfo says I'm using 3.4.33. Also uname shows:
    Code:
    @linux-9wvj:~> uname -a
    Linux linux-9wvj 3.4.33-2.24-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Feb 26 03:34:33
    UTC 2013 (5f00a32) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    Just one more question now. Does this mean that each time I log in to
    different version of the OS, I need to rebuild the driver?

    Thanks for your quick help and also thats to gogalthorp for his
    response. i did not try your suggestion but will when I try 3.4.11.

    I will document and remember this in my tech tip file. Maybe I can help
    someone in future.

    Now back to get everything back move and setup on 12.3.

    Russ
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    Default Re: kernel-desktop-3.4.33-2.24.1.x86_64 Doesn't boot

    Hi,
    Your problem looks the same as what I just found the solution.

    12.3 and proprietary nVidia drivers appear to be a broken combination for now. See my posts near the end of this thread
    https://forums.opensuse.org/english/...-x-nvidia.html

    TSU

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    Default Re: kernel-desktop-3.4.33-2.24.1.x86_64 Doesn't boot

    Quote Originally Posted by upscope View Post
    Just one more question now. Does this mean that each time I log in to
    different version of the OS, I need to rebuild the driver?
    It is possible to build one driver that will be compatible with all subsequent (official) kernel updates for a given openSUSE version. That is what RPMs offered for openSUSE do.

    If you use upstream installer directly, you need to compile driver for every new kernel version. It is possible to compile only driver module to avoid full re-installation. Check installer extended help.

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    Default Re: kernel-desktop-3.4.33-2.24.1.x86_64 Doesn't boot

    Quote Originally Posted by upscope View Post
    Looked like I was in run level3 but the lnvhw
    script I use to install Nvidia said I was in rublevel 5.
    Well ... technically you reached systemd graphical.target which is mapped to legacy run level 5. That X11 server failed to start does not change this

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    Default Re: kernel-desktop-3.4.33-2.24.1.x86_64 Doesn't boot

    arvidjaar wrote:

    >
    > upscope;2537054 Wrote:
    >>
    >> Just one more question now. Does this mean that each time I log in to
    >> different version of the OS, I need to rebuild the driver?

    >
    > It is possible to build one driver that will be compatible with all
    > subsequent (official) kernel updates for a given openSUSE version.
    > That is what RPMs offered for openSUSE do.
    >
    > If you use upstream installer directly, you need to compile driver for
    > every new kernel version. It is possible to compile only driver module
    > to avoid full re-installation. Check installer extended help.
    >
    >

    Thanks. I was aware you have to build it each time if you use nvidia
    version. I was hoping once built for 12.2.33, it would also work if I
    select 12.2.28 or 12.2.11 from grub menu. Not real issue as long as I am
    aware of it.

    Going to try 12.3 to build nvidia for 12.3 today. Do you have a
    recommadtion of which nvidia version (310-40 or 313 latest)
    to use. I have the 3.7.10 kernel installed on 12.3.

    Russ
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    Default Re: kernel-desktop-3.4.33-2.24.1.x86_64 Doesn't boot

    Be sure that you add yourself to the video group that seems to be th trick that worked for me.

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    Default Re: kernel-desktop-3.4.33-2.24.1.x86_64 Doesn't boot

    gogalthorp wrote:

    >
    > Be sure that you add yourself to the video group that seems to be th
    > trick that worked for me.
    >
    >

    that is one of the first things I've been doing since openSUSE 9.0. Also
    to audio, crom and disk. It was just this time I could not even get to
    the login screen, until arvidjaar mentioned the F keys. In the past I
    thought the boot process automatically put up a login screen. Well I'm
    aware now and have duelly noted it.

    Thanks for response
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