Corrupted graphics on anything but failsafe...


I just installed 11.3 RC1, but I can only run in failsafe mode. Installation went fine and I’m not having any problems except that when my computer gets ready to launch my login screen it just display garbled graphics. I have tried multiple resolutions and the x11failsafe option, all with a no-go. I did see this error message pop up at the time of garbled graphics on one login: [GPU LOCKUP, switching to software fbcom]

any ideas on how to fix this?

Dell Precision t5400
Nvidia geforce 7800GT


For some reason, the driver is not playing nicely with your graphics chipset. Did you try to use the proprietary nvidia driver yet?

Have a read of this opensuse-graphic-card-practical-theory-guide.

If you can’t resolve this by following the suggestions in the guide, then post again with the output of

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log

Its a lengthy log, so maybe use pastebin or similar, and just post the link to your file.

This might help with answers as well:

/sbin/lspci -nnk

Just the lines relating to your graphics card (hopefully it will show us the active driver).