I tried to install proprietary Nvidia drivers and can’t boot. I had to install manually because there’s no up to date repo.
I downloaded the latest driver for my graphics card from Nvidia website. I’m following openSUSE’s guide: https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_the_hard_way
That list is extremely long. I’d have to photograph every page. Certain section that I should look for?
I remenber that Nvidia installer wanted to replace my Xorg.conf (I allowed), can this be related to my issue?
In boot menu go to Advanced Options (I think it is called this way), second entry should give you GUI using generic X11 driver. Or edit main menu entry and add x11failsafe to kernel command line options (press ‘e’ to edit, go to line that starts with “linux” or “linuxefi”, append to end of this line, press F10 to boot).
A 780 should not be a legacy card It should handle a GO4 driver but also a GO3 driver should work. Any card prior to 610 may be considered legacy. Also NVIDA’s numbering is funky most old cards use 4 numbers all the newer ones use 3. Go figure
Don’t get too caught up on latest and greatest use the driver that works
You could try to uninstall nVidia drivers; theoretically it should give you back nouveau. It is hard to say, as installation of nVidia drivers using their installer replaces system libraries that are required by X11. This may make it impossible to run any other video driver. Another problem is that GNOME is said to required video acceleration and won’t work without.
In similar situation I actually had to run full rpm verification and reinstall all packages that had changed files.
Hmmm… is it possible to restore from a snapshot in this situation? I looked and I have several available from prior the driver installation.
If this doesn’t work I don’t know if Snapper is useful at all.