I have a laptop with an Intel N3530 processor and Intel HD Graphics. I tried to install openSUSE Factory but somehow the graphics driver is not up-to-date. I found Intel released a new version shown in https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/2014/2014q2-intel-graphics-stack-release . Installation of openSUSE Factory 20141002 works OK, so there is a proper working driver in the installation system, however after booting the new system and logging in into KDE the screen becomes black. After a few times booting the system, I even cant get anything on the screen. How can I prevent to load the faulty graphics driver and continue with a simpler working driver.
That’s a new processor (as in this year) what is your system (brand/model/RAM etc), maybe your running a hybrid system?
Generally the intel drivers in factory are bleeding edge…
True. It is an Acer Aspire E15 E5-511-P9DU with 8 GB. It is a dual boot system with Windows 8.1 next to openSUSE Factory. I tried 13.1 but I could not boot the installation from the USB stick.
On 10/6/2014 at 3:46:02 PM fdekruijf wrote:
> I have a laptop with an Intel N3530 processor and Intel HD Graphics. I
> tried to install openSUSE Factory but somehow the graphics driver is
> not up-to-date. I found Intel released a new version shown in
> http://tinyurl.com/pjsz2lp . Installation of openSUSE Factory 20141002
> works OK, so there is a proper working driver in the installation
> system, however after booting the new system and logging in into KDE
> the screen becomes black. After a few times booting the system, I
> even cant get anything on the screen. How can I prevent to load the
> faulty graphics driver and continue with a simpler working driver.
I am not much of a Linux expert, but maybe these instructions will help:
Since your running factory, will move this post to the beta forum.
To our nntp user, please wait and will re-open the thread when moved.
Thread moved and re-opened for consumption.
I guess your system needs a later kernel, hence 13.1 not working?
Can you post the output from;
/sbin/lspci -nnk |grep -A3 VGA
Also what desktop are you running?
Did you try to boot to the recovery in the advanced area of the boot screen? That should boot with a simpler driver. I am surprised Intel stuff normally just works. Sure that the is only GPU ie no NVIDIA or AMD chips also. Lots of note books are using hybrid graphics and it is a pain
# lspci -nnk | grep -A3 VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display [8086:0f31] (rev 0e) Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0905] Kernel modules: i915 00:13.0 SATA controller : Intel Corporation Device [8086:0f23] (rev 0e)
I already mentioned KDE.
But I got the suggestion to try Xfce and I could use Xfce. I also installed lokalize which pulled in quite a lot of KDE stuff and I could use lokalize in the Xfce environment. However after a reboot I could not boot the system anymore, it hangs. Even pressing the power button shortly does not halt the system, I have to press it till it stops. See also my other answer below.
On your suggestion I did and choose the repair mode. It brings me to a different log in screen than the Xfce log in screen, but after logging in I just have the Xfce environment. I even can use lokalize and after a reboot and choosing the repair mode again I can come back in the Xfce environment.
What happens when you close the laptop screen for a while to suspend the system and open it to resume?
I can also use KDE, my favorite desktop, by booting in Rescue mode. However when I log off my KDE session I get again the black screen again. I have to reboot to get into my KDE session. I tried installing packages from X11: Xorg from openSUSE_Factory but this did not help.
On my other system I don’t have this problem, so it must be the graphics driver or Xorg.
So the workaround is booting in Rescue mode and reboot after logging out.
Using the Rescue mode when booting I could also use KDE and do further configuration of my system, so this is the workaround.
Indeed it was a kernel issue. I am now using kernel-desktop-3.16.4-9.g7a8842b and all is well.