This types of “I did not do anything, but suddenly I cannot login” type regression is the one thing I hate about GNU/Linux.
Anyway, this time it happened again, where my system is stuck at Reached Target Graphical Interface.
I am using nouveau with KDE. I’m using encrypted LVM, and I can login in Failsafe mode. Tried to reinstall plymouth/kernel/nouveau but did not work.
This is another issue, but I took the SSD and attached it to a laptop with Intel graphics. It seems the screen loads up, but it did not show the passphrase input. So I pressed ESC, and I found that the screen was going crazy with repeated messages about searching for partition (I could not figure out the exact messages because they were scrolling too fast) as if I am keep pressing enter without correct passphrase. How can I fix this?
(you can do this (from a failed attempt) by pressing Alt-F1 (or failing that, Alt-Ctl-F1) to get to the first VT (TTY1), and log in and then copy it any number of ways (e.g. “more /var/log/Xorg.0.log > myfile.txt”) and then post the contents of the log file to SUSE Paste and provide us a link to that )
So how did you load the proprietary nVIDIA video driver? The nouveau driver is built into the kernel and does not ever blacklist it self. To install the proprietary nVIDIA driver manually I would do this:
The rpms do blacklist nouveau.
And your Xorg.0.log shows that the nvidia kernel module and driver was correctly loaded.
Your problem was a different one:
39.110] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Unable to read EDID for display device DFP-2
So the driver could not determine the monitor’s resolution and used 640x480 instead.
Could be caused by a broken cable, a monitor switch or maybe your monitor just doesn’t support EDID or is broken.
Btw, I experienced a similar thing once with my monitor (bad EDID checksum). It worked fine again after unplugging and replugging the power cord. :sarcastic:
But you can use “nvidia-settings” to change the resolution…
But you must have had nouveau blacklisted before, otherwise the nvidia driver would have failed to load.
The driver rpms do create a file /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-desktop.conf (or /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-default.conf) for that.