Leap: How to Install onto an Asus Prime Z590-A MB

So what about Mesa stuff, what does the following output show;

cat /etc/default/grub | grep GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT
zypper se -i intel Mesa

Thanks, Malcolm.

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=‘nomodeset splash=silent resume=/dev/disk/by-uuid/d16e10ae-4367-4c8a-8292-b23cdb2e6d85 quiet mitigations=auto’

zypper se -i intel Mesa
Loading repository data…
Reading installed packages…

S | Name | Summary | Type
i+ | Mesa | System for rendering 3-D graphics | package
i+ | Mesa-demo-x | GLX-based demos | package
i+ | Mesa-dri | DRI plug-ins for 3D acceleration | package
i+ | Mesa-gallium | Mesa Gallium GPU drivers | package
i+ | Mesa-libEGL1 | EGL API implementation | package
i+ | Mesa-libGL1 | The GL/GLX runtime of the Mesa 3D graphics library | package
i+ | Mesa-libglapi0 | Free implementation of the GL API | package
i+ | Mesa-libva | Mesa VA-API implementation | package
i+ | intel-media-driver | Intel Media Driver for VAAPI | package
i+ | intel-vaapi-driver | Intel Driver for Video Acceleration (VA) API for Linux | package
i+ | libdrm_intel1 | Userspace interface for Kernel DRM services for Intel → | package
i | libvulkan_intel | Mesa vulkan driver for Intel GPU | package
i+ | ucode-intel | Microcode Updates for Intel x86/x86-64 CPUs | package

Can you remove the nomodeset from the boot options and see how that goes.

No video after login.

Do not know if this helps, but, in the edit screen, the setparams read, in part:
set gfxpayload=keep
insmod gzio
insmod part_gpt
insmod btrfs
if x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root ~snip~ (long alphanumeric string)
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root ~snip~ (long alphanumeric string with only slight variation at end)
echo (text ‘loading linux etc’)
linuxefi (loader line containing nomodeset etc)


Thanks for the help, Malcolm.

Then there is something funky somewhere… This was a standard install, didn’t do some customization during install time?

Hi, Malcolm. I selected all the defaults. Nothing special in software or in hardware. The hardware is nothing but the MB (Asus Z590-A), memory (Kingston), processor (Intel 1200 i9-10850k).


I’ll reinstall. Perhaps revert to an earlier MB (x99).

Thanks for all the help. I very much appreciate it.


I would grab a live Tumbleweed version and use imagewriter to put on a USB device and try that out… it could be kernel related…

Hello, Malcolm.

I attempted to install the latest download version of Tumbleweed (I believe dated this past January). It, too, failed by presenting a blank screen (and indicating no video) shortly after I selected install. I then edited the boot loader and inserted i915.force etc, but it too failed in the same way. I then edited bootloader to include nomodeset and it installed (all defaults selected, including updates).

Unlike 15.2 Leap, Tumbleweed (as did 15.3 Leap) did not initially locate a network (although the computer is connected directly to the internet) but (unlike 15.3 Leap) did so in the course of the install.

Once everything was installed, I removed ‘nomodeset’ using Yast, and again it failed to boot up past the password log-in screen. I then tried the i915.force etc but that did not work. I had to re-edit to include ‘nomodeset’ before I could get back in.

So, that is it. Either this processor is so bleeding-edge the kernel can’t see it, or there is some defect in the processor or board. Video is in the processor so that is where I suspect the problem is to be found.

At day’s end (Mothers’ Day), along with a bouquet of flowers and a meal I made for her, my girl-friend is the happy(?) recipient of a new computer running Windows 10.

I am going to build a new computer with a bog-standard m/b, processor, and off-processor video card (If I can get one in this day of video card shortages).

Thank you, Malcolm, for all the encouragement, hard work and suggestions. You are an asset to Linux and Suse esp.

I am now off to find compatible parts for a new computer that will run Opensuse (I’ll search for parts suggestions on the site and elsewhere).

Cheers, Malcolm. And stay safe.


Not sure of your locale or your budget, but consider the second hand market for not so bleeding edge… My prior setup was a self built on an intel DMQ77 motherboard, new setup is a refurbished HP Z4$0 (a beast with 12 Cores/24 Threads :wink: ) with parts from the old setup, still have to setup an NVME device…

Thanks, Malcolm. I believe the used market (plus some current parts I have) may well be the way to go.

And thank you again, Malcolm, for your patience and incredible help. I learnt a lot.

Take care and stay safe.