2nd Monitor only a black screen w/ cursor after update

I updated a couple of days ago, and started having this problem recently (I’ve honestly been busy so I can’t remember if this started immediately after updating):

I boot into my system and my second monitor is just a black screen that will show the mouse cursor if I move it over to that monitor. This is after switching the monitor to a DisplayPort cable… previously I used a HDMI cable plugged into my motherboard (I had to do some previous stuff when the nvidia drivers seemed to disagree with the last round of system updates).

I am booting into Kernel version 6.3.9-1-default, and that’s the oldest one I have. It seems that with another install of OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, it deleted the other kernel versions I had in grub (or maybe it was something else?)

The system is using Nvidia Drivers Version 535.104.05-11.1

inxi -zaG outputs (if this helps/matters):

Device-1: Intel CometLake-S GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20
ports: active: none empty: DP-1, DP-2, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2, HDMI-A-3
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9bc5 class-ID: 0380
Device-2: NVIDIA GA104 [GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Lite Hash Rate]
vendor: eVga.com. driver: nvidia v: 535.86.05 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm
non-free: 530.xx+ status: current (as of 2023-05) arch: Ampere code: GAxxx
process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2020-22 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s ports: active: none
off: DP-3,DP-5 empty: DP-4,HDMI-A-4 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2489
class-ID: 0300
Device-3: Anker PowerConf C200
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid,uvcvideo type: USB rev: 2.0
speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-1.3:7 chip-ID: 291a:3369
class-ID: 0300 serial:
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.8 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.0
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
failed: nv,nvidia alternate: intel,nouveau dri: iris
gpu: nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 5120x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1354x381mm (53.31x15.00")
s-diag: 1407mm (55.38")
Monitor-1: DP-3 note: disabled pos: primary,left model: VG27AQ1A
serial: built: 2022 res: 2560x1440 dpi: 109 gamma: 1.2
size: 597x336mm (23.5x13.23") diag: 685mm (27") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 2560x1440 min: 640x480
Monitor-2: DP-5 note: disabled pos: right model: BenQ GW2765
serial: built: 2016 res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 109 gamma: 1.2
size: 597x336mm (23.5x13.23") diag: 685mm (27") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 2560x1440 min: 640x480
API: OpenGL v: 4.5 Mesa 23.1.7 renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 16.0.6 256 bits)
direct-render: Yes


Your nvidia driver failed to load.
Try revert back to an older snapshot.
With snapper.

Or wait this out, until it is fixed, and try to use plasma Wayland at the Login screen in the mean time.

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Okay, I’m going to ask some stupid questions to see if you can eliminate simple issues:

If you can move your mouse over to that screen, can you drag a window over to that screen? I’m assuming no, but I just wanted to make sure.

Similarly silly question: have you considered that the wallpaper just isn’t there anymore?