I re-installed Leap on my system and everything works, bar the GUIs. (reinstall was required as i killed too many packages in some moment of madness)
<CTRL> + <ALT> + <F1> brings me to a console from where I was able to use zypper and yast. I added several repositories and even the NVIDA one, from which I downloaded and installed the recommended drivers. (So WiFi works).
However, even with the NVIDA drivers I can’t access KDE. Only the boot screen comes up and stays in the progress movement (the green diamond with the dots)
the display-manager.service isn’t being started (maybe because some requirement fails to start, you did mention some other “FAILED” lines)
Xorg fails to start, maybe because it cannot load the graphics driver.
So, what does “systemctl status display-manager.service” say?
Does “systemctl restart display-manager.service” help?
Does “startx” (as root) work and give you a graphical display?
If not, the output may be helpful.
Well, if there is no display-manager.service, Xorg won’t get started at all so there will not be anything found in the Xorg.0.log either…
Also, as we speak about KDE I thought sddm is the proposed display manager. Maybe I have things confused here.
Yes, sddm is the default display manager in a standard KDE installation.
But in openSUSE, the display manager is started by the generic display-manager.service (which reads /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager to determine which one it should start), and that is included in the xdm package.
xdm.service is just a symlink to display-manager.service for compatibility with older versions.
Big Thank You to all,
reboot was somehow successful, I am not in KDE, but in IceWM, Yeah!
The output of journalctl as asked above is:
Command: localctl set-keymap uk
I: Using systemd /usr/share/systemd/sdb-model-map mapping
Starting service xdm…done
Started X Display Manager
then some info about error looking up user information (typos caused me to re-enter login details)
and finally: pam_unix(xdm:session): session opened for user NAME by (uid=0)
So now that I have a GUI I will figure out how to get my loved KDE back.
As I said, there may be other packages missing (otherwise xdm should have been pulled in too).
Do you have auto-login working, or do you get the simple xdm as login screen?
If the former, you do have a “proper” displaymanager installed, if the latter, set DISPLAYMANAGER in /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager appropriately, e.g. to “sddm” (the default one in a KDE installation) or “kdm” (the one used in previous KDE4 based versions), and make sure the corresponding package is installed (sddm or kdm).
Check that DEFAULT_WM in /etc/sysconfig/windowmanager is set to “plasma5”, and that the package plasma5-session is installed.
This should give you a functional KDE/Plasma5 desktop.