No Graphical Installer for Leap 15.2


I’m trying to dual boot an ASUS TUF A15 to run both Windows 10 and openSUSE Leap 15.2
Chip: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

With GParted I shrank the windows C: partition and moved partitions around so that there are about 500GB of unallocated space at the end of the partition list.
I made the leap 15.2 installation iso and the checksum was fine and the disk verified after burning. Secure boot is disabled.

My problem is that when I go to install, after selecting installation from the menu, a message comes up with “Your computer does not fulfill requirements for a graphical installation. There is either less than 96MB memory or the X server could not be started. As fallback, the text front-end of YaST2 will guide you through the installation. This front-end offers the same functionality as the graphical one, but the screens differ from those in the manual.”

Under the openSUSE Leap 15.2 Start-Up doc, section 4.5 (Fails to Launch Graphical Installer) the solutions are to change the screen resolution, use the text mode, or do a remote installation. I cannot change the screen resolution as “GRUB 2 for EFI on openSUSE Leap does not support a boot prompt or function keys for adding boot parameters” (same doc, section 2.2.2) and the use of the F3 key is needed to change resolution. I have a very hard time reading the text mode interface, and was trying to avoid the remote installation.

Does anyone know what I could do to get the graphical interface to work? I’ve been using the same laptop for years before this one, so I don’t know if maybe there’s a new setting I’ve missed? None of the other dual boots I or friends have done have encountered this particular problem, and I can’t find much when googling around.

Mahalo much for any help!

I have no experience with AMD chips but I think for the installation you may have to do the following:

  1. Boot to installation media using “nomodeset” option in the boot to use the integrated AMD iGPU. Be sure to keep nomodeset after installation

When the installation is completed then install Nvidia drivers, eliminate nomodest from grub boot option then reboot.

Too new AMD GPU for Leap 15.2’s kernel 5.3+.
Try to load Leap 15.3 (beta right now), same 5.3 kernel, but with newer patches.

After OS installation to use builtin AMD GPU with Leap 15.2 you’ll need to install newer kernel:

  1. Kernel from kernel:stable repo.

  2. Possibly will work: developing kernel from Leap 15.3.
    This or that .

All the above but also you have 2 GPUs the one on the CPU and the NVIDIA both cutting edge new. Turn one off from the BIOS/UEFI for the install