FWIW I have a Leap 15.2 here but it’s a desktop with GT710’s and using the intel card and offload, but at present after the latest update it’s not working for me, I see nvidia-smi and clinfo, but no offload some something is funky somewhere…
I tried it with secureboot disabled and it still does the same thing. It’s not like it is a huge deal or anything. I’m not doing anything graphically intense. I would just prefer to run on my awesome built in graphics card as opposed to the intel GPU. I’m sure there is some information somewhere out there that states my card doesn’t work with it or something lol.
I don’t know if it makes a difference that I am dual booting with Windows 10 on an HDD that was previously installed and OpenSUSE on an SSD that I recently installed via one of my PCIe slots or not. My card obviously works in my native Windows installation. However, I am planning on ridding myself of windows entirely after I graduate at the end of this year. However, I may end up cloning this HDD onto another SSD in my second PCIe slot and use that for work. Who knows.
Basically, if it had the word Nouveau in it I uninstalled it. However, after uninstalling those and reinstalling the Nvidia drivers, upon reboot, I had no GUI. I ended up reinstalling them so I could get my system back to normal. Am I only supposed to delete the xf86 driver?
Second, I have looked up how to blacklist nouveau, but I can’t seem to find a thread or anything with clear instructions. I tried the nomodeset method in grub and that just left me without a GUI again. The instructions here: https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_the_hard_way aren’t really even that clear, unless I am reading them wrong.
Leave libdrm_nouveau2 and libvdpau_nouveau installed (I have them). So more testing if I remove the nvidia driver (and /etc/modprobe.d/50-nvidia.conf), run mkinitrd to get back to nouveau offload re-appears with the nouveau driver.
The strange thing is, with the nvidia driver, clinfo and nvidia-smi function… there is some underlying issue for sure…
You can do all this quite easily with YaST. No need for “the hard way” IMHO. If you have lost you GUI, just start YaST in the terminal as root:
**~ #** yast
Go to software management, search for “nouveau”. Move to the package and type “b” for “taboo” to blacklist it.
Same here, at least for libdrm_nouveau2. YaST will complain about missing dependencies. Blacklisting mesa-dri-nouveau and the xf86-video-nouveau should be ok.
Then go on search for “G04” and look for nvidia-computeG04. (I suggest to try G04 as I have had the same prime-select problem with G05). YaST should pull the other packages. Otherwise search for “G05” and try this again. After all, you didn’t have the G05 properly running. Make sure to get the correct kmp-package for your kernel. BTW, you have added the nvidia repo, haven’t you?
If all dependencies are fine then hit OK, leave YaST and reboot. Then again try
If it still doesn’t work, Malcolm has more knowledge than I do and already suggested the fix for further troubleshooting.:shame:
Thank you for this. I will have to try all of this out this weekend or even later. I am in the last two weeks of my semester and absolutely swamped as of late. This returning to college as an adult thing and trying to help run a business, all while trying to get my back into linux after not using it for nearly 10 years is exhausting lol!