I recently bought a Lenovo G710 which comes with two graphic chipsets: The CPU has a built-in Intel HD Graphics 4600 and then it has a Nvidia Geforce GT 720M, which is only being used if there’s demand for it like 3D games etc. One can deactivate the Nvidia in the BIOS, but that doesn’t have any effect on the problem I encountered.
When I try to boot OpenSuse 13.1 with default options, the screen will soon turn black after it switched to graphical mode. Trying to switch to a text console also won’t help once the screen is black since it won’t respond.
However, when disabling KMS, the graphical mode works and after having installed the system there’s no problem (the right driver is being loaded then). I think it’s especially a problem for people who want to work with the Live Image, because it will use some default driver which could result in performance and/or graphic problems.
Did anyone encounter the same problem with this notebook or another notebook using the same graphic chipset?