today, I updated my OpenSuse 11.1 to 11.3. Since then, I can no longer enter GNOME, just the shell. Something like “gdmdisplay lasted x seconds” is diplayed several times. I have read on the web that there is a problem with NVIDIA cards (I have a Geforce 6200 LE). So far, I tried the following:
typing “nomodeset” to the boot options
adding device=“fbdev” to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-device.conf, then blacklisting nouveau
Well, I used the DVD, which offered me to update my old Version. So, I didn’t update it via network, if that is what you mean. And thank you for the links, but I had already read them, and, as I wrote, the steps recommended there did not work.
By the way, how can I install the dependencies for the nvidia driver (gcc, make and
kernel-sources) manually? I tried “zypper install kernel-source”, but then again, after trying to retrieve metadata for the nvidia repository for a long time, zypper times out.
Maybe I have ruined the system completely, but installing software with yast does not work, just as it does not work with zypper. When I go to Yast’s “Software managment” section, it simply tries to load the repositories for a long time, but doesn’t finish it. I tried to disable the Nvidia repository via yast, but yast software managment still doesn’t finish loading, and when I try to install something via zypper, it doesn’t do anything, not even showing a message. It’s hopeless.
A clean install (keep /home if you must) should work out of the box.
Every install I have done of 11.3 with nvidia graphics has work just fine without installing the nvidia driver.
I did one yesterday on a GeForce8 11.3 Gnome, all done in under an hour with all the updates and full multi-media