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    Default Frozen at the lightbulb screen..

    Hello , I'm a Linux noob but have been running opensuse TW (KDE) with no issues for around a year now. Today I read about a software called "deepin music player" and wanted to install it. When I tried installing it via Yast's "Install/Remove Software" it said there was a conflict and one of the "resolutions" was to change the "Mesa" vendor from "PAC-MAN" to "opensuse", so I selected that. A bunch of changes took place and the install finished.

    Now after restarting my PC, it loads upto the screen that has "geeko" in a lightbulb and then hangs. I hit Ctrl+alt+F1 and it says my opensuse TW ver: 20170622 - kernel 4.11.6.1-default (tty1). Now I have no clue what to do? I was thinking maybe I should do a "zypper" update to try and fix this?

    Any help is appreciated, I'd like to get back to using my PC the way it was before. If you need more information from me, please ask. Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Frozen at the lightbulb screen..

    In my case,the solution was here https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...stead-of-login
    Cheers

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    Default Re: Frozen at the lightbulb screen..

    why are you still on kernel 4.11.6.1-default? are you using update and/or apper instead of zypper dup?

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    I deleted the folders ~/.cache/ and /var/lib/sddm/.cache/ but that didn't help . Situation still the same.

    @ndc33: I'm on an older kernel b'cos that was the last time I did an update. Everything was working well, so I never bothered updating TW. That's why I'm thinking maybe it's high time I did an update now?

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    Default Re: Frozen at the lightbulb screen..

    Quote Originally Posted by K3kiaze View Post
    I deleted the folders ~/.cache/ and /var/lib/sddm/.cache/ but that didn't help . Situation still the same.

    @ndc33: I'm on an older kernel b'cos that was the last time I did an update. Everything was working well, so I never bothered updating TW. That's why I'm thinking maybe it's high time I did an update now?
    Before trying other things, first run
    Code:
    su -c 'zypper dup'
    to upgrade to the latest released snapshot
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    Default Re: Frozen at the lightbulb screen..

    I did: su -c 'zypper dup' . It took a long while but completed eventually.

    Now I have an nvidia graphics card so I have to do https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_the_hard_way every time I upgrade.

    I have nvidia driver files for ver: 381.22 and 375.66 in my "Downloads" folder. So I did:
    Code:
    su -
    echo "blacklist nouveau" >> /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf && mkinitrd && reboot
    

    and after restart:
    Code:
    su -
    sh /home/user/Downloads/NVIDIA.run
    


    Here I'm getting this error: (with both versions of drivers)
    An error occurred while "building kernel modules"
    See /var/log/nvidia-installer.log for details

    I looked at the .log file, but I can't make any sense of it and I don't know how to copy it to a USB drive. I also looked at the nvidia driver page and it seems that the latest driver version is 390.25. again don't Know how to copy it to my PC or whether it will help.



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    Default Re: Frozen at the lightbulb screen..

    Forgot to mention, for this command
    Code:
    $ rm -f /usr/lib*/libGL.so.1.2*
    These files don't exist, so there's nothing to remove.

    and
    Code:
    $ zypper in --force libglvnd0
    just says that the package libglvnd0 doesn't exist!

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    Default Re: Frozen at the lightbulb screen..

    It's prudent to always download the latest driver before a `zypper dup`.
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...-compatibility

    The drivers you already had definitely won't work.

    There are some direct download links at https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1029337
    You could try:
    wget <url>

    I'm on an older kernel b'cos that was the last time I did an update. Everything was working well, so I never bothered updating TW.
    If you don't want to do a `zypper dup` at least once a month,
    then you would probably be a happy Leap user.
    With Leap you can just do `zypper patch`.

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    Default Re: Frozen at the lightbulb screen..

    Yes; I noted libglvnd* doesn't exist, on the wiki's discussion page.
    Apparently, it's not required anymore -- because I can install without it.

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    Default Re: Frozen at the lightbulb screen..

    Great! That did it.

    Thank you to everyone who replied. This is why I choose opensuse over other Distros. Best community ever!


    @ravas: updating every month was the plan, but I started slacking. Going forward I'll update it more often for sure.

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