Last night my opensuse 12.1 said it had a bunch up upgrades available. So I decided to let it do the upgrades. It was taking a while so I walked out and didn’t look at things until this morning.
On re-boot, there were a lot of services that weren’t coming up (network, kbd, virtualbox(??) and several others) and I was left at a command line login prompt. Login worked, but that was about it.
After several hours googling on my phone, I was able to get networking going, but then when I tried starting up the the GUI a new slew of errors.
Long story short, I tried installing an update to 13.1 (since I suspect that a recent update to nvidia repository settings (to the 13.1 path) caused everything to start falling apart).
I’ve installed 13.1, but I’m getting dumped to the command line login.
I can login, but when I type startkde I get this screen error: $DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to the X server.
I can’t find much when I google for this error, so I’m not sure where to look next.
If I run “dmesg | grep -i nvidia” there is one entry that looks suspicious: **nvidia: disagrees about version of symbol module_layout
**but I’m not sure if that’s significant.
I CAN start the system in Failsafe mode and it launches into the GUI. So I suspect that the nvidia drivers may be involved somewhere. But, I need some pointers on where to start looking for errors/ how to troubleshoot.
Any help is appreciated.