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    Default OS will only boot in text mode and shows errors

    Hello,
    I am a new user and use opensuse for school projects. I've had problems with it since the beginning when the screen resolution was locked at 800x600. After installing nvidia drivers I can get into OS only in secure boot. Could anyone help me based on a picture of the error message I get when trying to boot into normal mode? As someone from my last thread asked, the fans do work.

    https://susepaste.org/8b3b3de2

    Thanks in advance.

    system: i7-8650h with intel uhd graphics 630
    gtx 1060
    18 GB ram

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    Default Re: OS will only boot in text mode and shows errors

    You have a dual graphics setup, a so called Optimus configuration. This won't work with the NVIDIA drivers, unless you are able to disable the Intel graphics in the BIOS ( some laptops can ). If not, you should use suse-prime
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    Knurpht,
    Is this a specific case for OP's computer? I am just curious because I have bumblebee working for Optimus systems (https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...-safe-quot-way).

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    Default Re: OS will only boot in text mode and shows errors

    Quote Originally Posted by SJLPHI View Post
    Knurpht,
    Is this a specific case for OP's computer? I am just curious because I have bumblebee working for Optimus systems (https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...-safe-quot-way).
    No. Bumblebee ( if that is still actively developed ) is another option the OP has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    You have a dual graphics setup, a so called Optimus configuration. This won't work with the NVIDIA drivers, unless you are able to disable the Intel graphics in the BIOS ( some laptops can ). If not, you should use suse-prime
    Thanks for the suggestion. I already tried suse-prime but to no effect. You got any other ideas how to get the os to work? Im completely fine with it working just on the intel graphics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balooo View Post
    Im completely fine with it working just on the intel graphics.
    To that end what I would try is keeping suse-prime, blacklisting nouveau, uninstalling nvidia drivers, and for good measure including nouveau.modeset=0 on kernel cmdline. If i915 wouldn't load automatically I'd try it manually, though I'd expect suse-prime to be handling this. If it didn't work, I'd report a suse-prime bug so as to get Stefan Dirsch (suse-prime maintainer) to look into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post
    To that end what I would try is keeping suse-prime, blacklisting nouveau, uninstalling nvidia drivers, and for good measure including nouveau.modeset=0 on kernel cmdline. If i915 wouldn't load automatically I'd try it manually, though I'd expect suse-prime to be handling this. If it didn't work, I'd report a suse-prime bug so as to get Stefan Dirsch (suse-prime maintainer) to look into it.
    Hey, so I tried what you said. in recovery mode I blacklisted nouveau, uninstalled nvidia drivers and did the nouveau.nomodeset=0 and it looks like the system broke down completely. KDE wont load because of failure of drivers. Im completely lost. Any ideas?

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    Needless to say that I'm a total newbie when it comes to linux in general, so if you have suggestions I'd kindly ask you to explain it in more detail please. I have some important school work i need to finish before sunday so I'd be really grateful if you helped me with this problem.

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    You should be able to boot to a login screen or a black screen. If a black screen, wait a minute or two, then try Ctrl-Alt-F2. That should bring up a login prompt from which you can run text mode yast to remove the blacklisting and remove nouveau.modeset=0. This should reenable use of the NVidia GPU and Plasma as long as uninstallation of NVidia drivers was complete. It's possible /etc/X11/ could still have xorg.conf or files in xorg.conf.d/ left behind and blocking the FOSS drivers. If NVidia driver uninstallation failed in any way, you might be forced to reinstall them or reinstall Leap.
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    Default Re: OS will only boot in text mode and shows errors

    Personally, as an active CUDA user, I would install bumblebee. I think it is still being developed. If you want to try it, I compiled my notes in the previous link I discussed.

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