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    Default TTY screen resolution after NVidia driver install.

    Hi,

    I installed 15.0 'successfully' on an ASUS Z370-G + Intel i7 8700 box. It has an Nvidia Geforce 1050Ti card.

    I installed the propriety Nvidia driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.93.run after having add blacklisted the nouveau driver in /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf by adding to the end of the file -

    Code:
    blacklist nouveau
    options nouveau modeset=0
    and running 'mkinitrd'

    After rebooting with runlevel 3 the Nvidia driver installed ok and my LXDE world is fine at 1920x1080.

    However, I noticed 2 things happen -

    1. The animated push button screen during boot is gone and is now a screen with 3 horizontal dots. Not fatal but why did this change and can I get the original screen back?
    2. And console screen - TTY1, TTY2 etc - is now a very low resolution (80x24??). Where do I check for console resolution to get a higher res?


    Bonus question, if the repos update the default kernel later on, do I need to rerun/reinstall the propriety Nvidia driver?

    Thanks,
    Chris.

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    Default Re: TTY screen resolution after NVidia driver install.

    For 1 & 2: Try YaST > System > Bootloader > Kernelparameters, the option voor console resolution.
    Re. the bonus question: Yes. On Leap 15, I'd rather use the nvidia repo.
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    Default Re: TTY screen resolution after NVidia driver install.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    For 1 & 2: Try YaST > System > Bootloader > Kernelparameters, the option voor console resolution.
    Re. the bonus question: Yes. On Leap 15, I'd rather use the nvidia repo.
    Ah yes - how silly of me not to remember that. But I'm still curious as to why I lost the animated push button screen and why the resolution changed after installing the propriety Nvidia driver.

    I do notice that with my tty's at 1920x1080 res the screen refresh is VERY slow. I am considering moving to the nvidia repo as you suggested. Would these steps be correct for that?
    1. Boot to runlevel 3 and use the uninstall option of the propriety driver.
    2. Remove the entries
    • blacklist nouveau


    • options nouveau modeset=0

    from /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf.
    3. Reboot.
    4. Add appropriate nvidia repo and install relevant driver for my card.
    5. Cross fingers and reboot.

    Thanks,
    Chris.

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    Default Re: TTY screen resolution after NVidia driver install.

    Best to remove installed driver before adding new one. There should be instruction to remove on NVIDIA site. Should not need to mess with black lists since proper removal should reset that.



    Been a whille but I think run the NVIDIAXXXX.run file with -uninstall parameter

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    Default Re: TTY screen resolution after NVidia driver install.

    Quote Originally Posted by kitman View Post
    1. Boot to runlevel 3 and use the uninstall option of the propriety driver.
    2. Remove the entries
    • blacklist nouveau
    • options nouveau modeset=0
    from /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf.
    3. Reboot.
    Consider at this point giving the non-ancient default FOSS DDX driver a try. With neither proprietary drivers nor xf86-video-nouveau installed, and with no nouveau blacklisting or tainted libraries, it should be used automatically. As a result, Plymouth should work as expected, and you might see something resembling this:
    Code:
    $ inxi -GxxS
    System:    Host: p5bse Kernel: 4.12.14-lp150.12.28-default x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.1 Desktop: KDE 3.5.10
               tk: Qt 3.3.8c wm: kwin dm: startx Distro: openSUSE Leap 15.0
    Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 210] vendor: eVga.com. driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:0a65
               Display: server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa alternate: nouveau,nv,nvidia
               resolution: 1920x1200~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz
               OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 5.0 128 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 18.0.2 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes
    $ xdpyinfo | grep dimen
      dimensions:    1920x2280 pixels (406x482 millimeters)
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    Default Re: TTY screen resolution after NVidia driver install.

    I decided to stick with the Nvidia repo driver and removed the blacklisting.


    Code:
    $inxi -GxxS
    System:    Host: asus-roc Kernel: 4.12.14-lp150.12.45-default x86_64
               bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.1
               Desktop: LXDE (Openbox 3.6.1) dm: lightdm
               Distro: openSUSE Leap 15.0
    Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti]
               bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1c82
               Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
               drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
               Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
               OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
               version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 410.93 (compat-v: 4.6.0) Direct Render: Yes
    chris@asus-roc:/data/chris/Rack> xdpyinfo |grep dimen
      dimensions:    1920x1080 pixels (513x292 millimeters)
    chris@asus-roc:/data/chris/Rack>
    Plymouth is still not working as expected (that is no animated push button screen during boot) but I don;t really care too much about that.The various TTY's are ok but have developed the annoying habit of activating NumLock on my keyboard when selected - but I can live with that.

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    Default Re: TTY screen resolution after NVidia driver install.

    Quote Originally Posted by kitman View Post
    The various TTY's are ok but have developed the annoying habit of activating NumLock on my keyboard when selected.
    Whoops! It was my motherboard's firmware upgrade that caused the NumLock issue. Apologies to Leap 15.0

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