Hi! I am new to these forums. I hope I can find some help for the issues I have with Leap.
I am using a Thinkpad with a Core i5 6200U, 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD. I have done a fresh installation of Leap 15.3 the day it was released.
A few days ago, I let the system update and shut down the laptop. Until then, the system had been running perfectly.
The next day, I wanted to start the system. I got as far as the boot screen displaying the Leap logo in the bottom. After that, the system would fall back to a emergency terminal. As instructed, I logged in and tried the default options, but the system would take some time only to fall back to the same terminal.
I ran “journalctl -xb” multiple times, which would always give me lots of text in white and one line in orange:
leap kernel: [Firmware Bug]: TSC ADJUST: CPU0: -39856600 force to 0
I did some searching and my problem appears to be an issue between the kernel and the CPU. It appears TSC is some sort of time counter.
I found highly technical explainations of TSC, but nothing to help me (and I really don’t feel like learning x86 Assembler right now).
Any Live USB runs fine and so did Leap before it decided to update and kill itself. So it’s not a CPU defect. In fact, I am writing this post from the same laptop running from a Leap Live USB, which also works just fine.
Does anyone here know what is going on with my system and how to fix it?