First of all, I’m relatively new to Linux & completely new to OpenSUSE so just bear with me, I guess. It all started when I first decided to install OpenSUSE 12.1 via liveCD. It would freeze while booting up (along with liveCDs from, like, 4 other distros) and I eventually realized it was the video card. I disabled it in the BIOS & was able to install OpenSUSE with no problems. Everything went great for a couple of weeks before I got greedy & decided to sort out the video card. However, after attempting to install the Nvidia driver from their website (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.40.run if that means anything to you), it just goes straight to failsafe - even if I disable the video card in the BIOS again.
A lot of what I’ve done has come from here: SDB:NVIDIA the hard way - openSUSE
Things I’ve done to try to fix it:
- All three of the dependencies listed are installed (gcc, make, & kernel-devel)
- Ran the “rcxdm start” command mentioned in that link
- Blacklisted nouveau via 50-blacklist.conf & also removed “blacklist nvidiafb”
- Also added “modset.nouveau=0” to the boot options
Took a look at 50-nvidia.conf as well but wasn’t sure what it all meant. Do I perhaps need to change something in there as well?
Not really sure where to go from here. Have searched relentlessly on Google & haven’t really found very much information. If you need any additional information, that’s cool. Just let me know. Thanks so much for your help.