Have a Dell Precision M6300 with Nvidia graphics card (no Nvidia driver installed), doing fine for about a year. Machine is TW with KDE and configured for autologin on boot.
Last update this morning (including kernel) sent machine to an infinite loop on reboot, I see the login screen (splash?) for 1-2 seconds, then it is trying to start the GUI (screen turns black), but after 1 second the login screen is back and so on and so on and so on. Reboot, tried previous kernel, same result.
Something messed up graphics?
With ALT+CTRL+F2 I reach a console, but no idea what to try there…
Any advice how to switch graphics back to working mode?
I have the same problem i think: booting the system end in a black screen, i can access text consoles but i have to spam the hotkeys to reach it, if i try to switch back to the login manager (CNTRL+ALT+F7) the login menu pops up for a second and then the screen gets black again. I also use nouveau.
I was told to use zypper install --old-package as the zypper command. I’m not an expert on zypper, but it worked when I did that. However you did it, must have done the trick. Glad it worked for you, as well.
Thank you for suggestion! As even after some days of repeated reporting of this issue the defective package apparently is distributed via regular update of TW this thread might help someone disparate to recover his computer from a near-death experience…
After an installation of the latest snapshot of TW I’m also facing the login/loop problem. It goes always back to login despite choosing xorg or Wayland.
Not able to open a virtual console though. My machine is Skylake Dell Inspiron with Intel integrated graphics and Radeon.