I just updated with zypper dup, restarted and am unable to login to the GUI. I have created a backup user, logged in, cp’ed my home/user file to the backup_user, so as to save my original /user files. This is the second time after an update-restart that I am unable to login. Any idea what could be going on?
Why do you use ‘dup’ on Leap? It might even cause your issues. Leap needs ‘zypper up’. Can you boot the previous kernel of snapshot from the Advanced options in the boot menu? What is the videocard involved ?
This has happened also to me occasionally in the past, more rarely since I use leap, but indeed again yesterday. I am using leap with the latest QT and plasma repositories. After a “zypper dup”, much of plasma was updated and after the reboot no gui came up anymore.
I disabled the QT and plasma repositories from the command line, ran another “zypper dup” which downgraded plasma to some much earlier version, and the gui was back again.
On using “dup”, recent kernels and recent QT/plasma upgrades, I realize that maybe I should switch to tumbleweed indeed. I just cannot guess HOW unstable that system might turn out to be…