I just installed Leap 42.1 on my desktop (i7 4790, GeForce GTX760) and all appeared to be well immediately after installation. However when I attempted to open Firefox, the system froze. After hard rebooting, I was able to open Firefox and use the system fine for a long while, albeit with my other monitor blank (no background, but the display configuration showed it and I could move my cursor over to it).
After booting my system back up today, I noticed that my other monitor was working again. At that point I thought maybe it was a graphics driver issue; so I opened YaST to get the NVidia proprietary drivers installed, and the system froze again.
Another hard reboot and now it appears that I’ve angered it; I can’t open anything without it freezing. YaST, Dolphin, any application freezes the system when I try to open it. KDE5 menus all work fine, kickoff opens, menus work, desktop context menu works, but once I click to open any other window, it freezes.
And the freezes aren’t complete: the screen is stuck with a static image, but the mouse still moves. There’s no response to keyboard input; Ctrl-Alt-F1 and other combinations to get to a terminal don’t work (I was hoping to do init 3/init 5). The system will remain frozen for several minutes with no changes, e.g. it doesn’t seem to turn into a full-blown kernel panic. I will also admit that I haven’t tried to wait it out more than a few minutes.
For absolute clarity on my hardware situation, in case it helps, I’m running it on a Z97 chipset, Core i7 4790, GeForce GTX760. Root partition is Btrfs on an SSD, /home is XFS on a rotating rust (HDD) drive. I wasn’t expecting major issues like this; OpenSUSE 13.2 ran mostly fine. I did a fresh install because I had already destroyed my 13.2 install (I thought I knew better than Zypper. I was wrong.)
Anyway, I’m sorry for the rambling post. Is my only recourse a(nother) fresh install, and try to put the NVidia proprietary drivers on there before it breaks again? Has anyone else had similar issues?