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    Default Broken X after Update with NVIDIA

    I generally hate to upgrade my Linux.
    There is almost a problem every time. I don't do a update too often.
    I feel lucky if an update works and my system is usable after.

    Now the problem I have is screen resolution has been set extremely low.
    Screen resolution is stuck at 640x480 (4:3), and I cannot change it.

    I am running with the NVIDIA G05 drivers 460.73.01-lp152.39.1

    It seems the nvidia driver is not loaded.

    I reinstalled all the NVIDIA packages, including the kernel module.
    But that did not work.

    I am not running any other graphic card.

    None of these suggestions helped me
    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_t...ailable_system

    I even managed to get it worse. Now it will not boot into X, just leaves me at the login prompt.

    I uninstalled everything NVIDIA, then rebooted. Still X, SDDM and KDE will not start up.
    I installed NVIDIA back. No change. Still no X.

    When I reinstalled the NVIDIA kernel module I noticed some errors, but was unable to record them.

    Not sure what to do now.
    Suggestions?

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    Default Re: Broken X after Update with NVIDIA

    From the output from NVIDIA KMP Package installation, I deleted some old kernel directories under
    /lib/modules. Just keeping my current installed kernel (which now is the only kernel installed)

    Force install of the NVIDIA kmp seemed to have less errors now, but still some

    rm: cannot remove '/lib/modules/5.3.18-lp152.72-default/updates/nvidia*.ko': no such file or directory
    depmod: WARNING could not open modules.order at /lib/modules/5.3.18-lp152.19-default: No such file or directory
    depmod: WARNING could not open modules.builtin at /lib/modules/5.3.18-lp152.19-default: No such file or directory
    EI variables are not supported on this system

    There is no 5.3.18-lp152.19 kernel instaled

    A new reboot... X still doesn't start up.

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    Default Re: Broken X after Update with NVIDIA

    The problems are compounding.
    After I uninstalled NVIDIA, rebooted, now Network does not work either.
    I have no Internet, and cannot reinstall nvidia now.

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    Default Re: Broken X after Update with NVIDIA

    Times like these I hate Linux.

    Seems I have no other choice but to reinstall OpenSUSE.

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    Hi
    What if you boot with the nomodeset grub option temporarily? Since the drivers are not rebuilt for the current kernel, run dracut -f and see if it rebuilds properly.
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    Default Re: Broken X after Update with NVIDIA

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    What if you boot with the nomodeset grub option temporarily? Since the drivers are not rebuilt for the current kernel, run dracut -f and see if it rebuilds properly.
    How do I do that?

    At the Grub boot loader.
    Selectinh Advanded options
    Linux-5.3.18-lp152.72-preempt
    Linux-5.3.18-lp152.72-default

    Edit the default, I get a text area.
    adding a line with "nomodeset" gets me no such command found.

    Found some help how, from Ubuntu of all things
    https://www.udoo.org/docs-bolt/Opera...wn_issues.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJViking View Post
    How do I do that?

    At the Grub boot loader.
    Selectinh Advanded options
    Linux-5.3.18-lp152.72-preempt
    Linux-5.3.18-lp152.72-default

    Edit the default, I get a text area.
    adding a line with "nomodeset" gets me no such command found.
    Hi
    If you press e to edit, then arrow to at the line begining linux or linuxefi (if UEFI boot) and press end key and place the nomodeset after quiet and press F10 to boot.

    Sure the issue is running preempt instead of default?
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    Default Re: Broken X after Update with NVIDIA

    Hi
    Here I see;

    Code:
    zypper se -si kernel
    
    S  | Name                  | Type    | Version              | Arch   | Repository
    ---+-----------------------+---------+----------------------+--------+-----------------------
    i+ | kernel-default        | package | 5.3.18-lp152.72.1    | x86_64 | Main Update Repository
    i+ | kernel-default-devel  | package | 5.3.18-lp152.72.1    | x86_64 | Main Update Repository
    i+ | kernel-devel          | package | 5.3.18-lp152.72.1    | noarch | Main Update Repository
    i+ | kernel-firmware       | package | 20200107-lp152.2.6.1 | noarch | Main Update Repository
    i  | kernel-macros         | package | 5.3.18-lp152.72.1    | noarch | Main Update Repository
    i  | purge-kernels-service | package | 0-lp152.4.1          | noarch | Main Repository
    
    uname -a
    Linux oscar 5.3.18-lp152.72-default #1 SMP Wed Apr 14 10:13:15 UTC 2021 (013936d) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    
    inxi -Gxx
    Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 
               chip-ID: 8086:0152 
               Device-2: NVIDIA GK208B [GeForce GT 710] vendor: ZOTAC driver: nvidia v: 465.24.02 bus-ID: 01:00.0 
               chip-ID: 10de:128b 
               Device-3: NVIDIA GK208B [GeForce GT 710] vendor: ZOTAC driver: nvidia v: 465.24.02 bus-ID: 03:00.0 
               chip-ID: 10de:128b 
               Display: server: X.org 1.20.3 compositor: gnome-shell driver: loaded: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: fbdev,vesa
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    Default Re: Broken X after Update with NVIDIA

    What is it with the preempt kernel? Seems it is the one being used, not the default.

    With preempt I cannot get Internet with wicked network service.
    I have to reboot with default to get Internet.

    I reinstalled the NVIDIA drivers with he NVIDIA kmp-default.
    It still complains during install that it needs the 5.3.18-lp152.19 Linux kernel, not the 5.3.18-lp152.72 I have installed.

    Code:
    grep: /etc/sysconfig/kernel: No such file or directory
    depmod: ERROR: fstatat(5, e1000e.ko): No such file or directory
    dracut: dracut module 'biosdevname' will not be installed, because command 'biosdevname' could not be found!
    dracut: installkernel failed in module kernel-modules-extra
    Generating /boot/initrd-5.3.18-lp152.72-preempt targets failed
    Then rebooted with nomodeset.

    My X, and KDE now comes up, and the resolutions is fine.

    running dracut -f now outputs a lot more than it did before.

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    Default Re: Broken X after Update with NVIDIA

    Quote Originally Posted by DJViking View Post
    What is it with the preempt kernel? Seems it is the one being used, not the default.

    With preempt I cannot get Internet with wicked network service.
    I have to reboot with default to get Internet.

    I reinstalled the NVIDIA drivers with he NVIDIA kmp-default.
    It still complains during install that it needs the 5.3.18-lp152.19 Linux kernel, not the 5.3.18-lp152.72 I have installed.

    Code:
    grep: /etc/sysconfig/kernel: No such file or directory
    depmod: ERROR: fstatat(5, e1000e.ko): No such file or directory
    dracut: dracut module 'biosdevname' will not be installed, because command 'biosdevname' could not be found!
    dracut: installkernel failed in module kernel-modules-extra
    Generating /boot/initrd-5.3.18-lp152.72-preempt targets failed
    Then rebooted with nomodeset.

    My X, and KDE now comes up, and the resolutions is fine.

    running dracut -f now outputs a lot more than it did before.
    Hi
    Can you install inxi and show that output? I would remove the preempt kernels.... that will get rid of the benign preempt errors, so only running default kernels.

    You should be able to not add the nomodeset and boot...
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