After installing update patch openSUSE-2019-65 via Software Updates Applet on KDE my machine no longer boots. After starting the machine the initial loading screen is displayed on boot which says:
Booting ‘openSUSE Leap 15.0’
Loading Linux 4.12.14-lp150.12.45-default …
Loading initial ramdisk …
and then the screen goes blank with a cursor in the top left hand corner.
I have traced the issue down to the kernel-default package version 4.12.14-lp188.8.131.52-x86_64 from openSUSE-Leap-15.0-Update repository.
The previous available version works correctly i.e. 4.12.14-lp184.108.40.206-x86_64.
I have also tried installing Linux Mint on the machine and applied all updates to it and the machine continues to boot correctly. This results in the kernel being version 4.15.0-43-generic.
I am hoping this suggests that eventually the openSUSE kernel will get upgraded to a point where the fault goes away again but in the meantime is there a way to stop the kernel-defaults package from getting upgraded any further by the Software Updates Applet? I would like it to stop reminding me about update patch openSUSE-2019-65 and any other subsequent updates that involve upgrading the kernel-defaults package.
The machine is a desktop with no Wireless or Bluetooth cards. Other information (on the working version of the kernel):
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX560
KDE Plasma Version: 5.12.6
Kernel Version: 4.12.14-lp150.12.28-default