I am having periodic lockups, mouse quits working (Freezes on the screen, requiring a compete shutdown/restart). I am begining to wonder if I should go back to Suse 13.2 instead of Leap 42.1. Any ideas
what desktop environment are you using and what graphic card and driver do you have?
plasma 5 is not plasma 4, what worked on 4 does not work on 5, especially video drivers, nouveau does not work well (causes freezing etc), with intel chips only uxa acceleration works properly.
if you have an nvidia card install the propitiatory driver
if you have an intel chip (even if it’s bumblebee) force uxa
create the file
and paste the below
Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics" Driver "intel" Option "AccelMethod" "uxa" EndSection
… or it could be something else
Here are some screen shots.
lol those screenshots got me confused
you have a strange setup, an amd apu (cpu+gpu) and an external nvidia card, I’ve never seen that before, intel has a similar combo setup and needs the bumblebee driver.
well you are using nouvau and that one causes freezes in plasma 5.
I’m assuming that the amd gpu does nothing but cost money so add the nvidia repo and install the nvidia driver, from those pictures I can’t tell what card you have so I’ll assume it’s a newer one and needs the G04 driver
su - zypper ar -f ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.1/ nvidia zypper in x11-video-nvidiaG04
the x11-video-nvidiaG04 package will pull a few more rpm’s from nvidia as well as from opensuse as the nvidia driver is compiled on your pc it will install the gcc compiler a few libraries and the kernel sources but that’s a one time download, by adding the repo and installing this way, whenever there is a kernel update the nvidia driver will be automatically updated.
I belive this should fix your issue, but I would suggest you go into your pc’s bios and disable the amd video card