nVidia 1 click install broke display


I installed nVidia by 1 click off suse site and on reboot my display is gone. I booted with failsafe Kernel. How do I get my display back with nVidia driver instead of default one.



Check in Yast that it installed the correct drivers to match your kernel (the one you are using!)

The driver is current. There problem seems to be Xorg setting.

When I try to log in it gives error on x server and goes on console log in.

Post result of:

rpm --query --all ‘nvidia
rpm --query --all ‘kernel

here it is -

david@linux-zsof:~> rpm --query --all ‘nvidia
david@linux-zsof:~> rpm --query --all ‘kernel

And you are booting kernel-default, not kernel-desktop??

Also Post result of

zypper lr -d

I am (was) booting default, now i am booting failsafe mode.

It wont allow me to post lr -d, said I have attached 6 videos that I didnt see.

Paste it here
pastebin - Type, paste, share.

Carl, here it is pastebin - Untitled - post number 1895461

Dear David,

Remember a few weeks back when we first met? You showed me a repo list back then…

Did I or did I not recommend you keep the list down to the main 4 or there about.
Now you have 25!

I think you might want to re-install

Removing repos and ‘dup’ ing back from that is not practical. But just for the record, I suspect repo #3. If you disable it and then visit software management, you’ll see a load of packages turn red, if you roll them back, it might work.

Carl, you did mention not to add more repos but I needed packages and had to accept a subscription. I never got any dependency error though. Anyway I removed the third repo, shall i now do a switch with nVidia one.

No nvidia looks correct
I suspect the Xorg packages in repo 3
View by System in software management (QT UI)
Scroll thru or search xorg, but scroll thru too and you’ll see red text to them, click them to update them (roll them back)

(Ideally take a screen of the packages installed and in repo 3, so you would have to have it enabled to do that, then you can refer to it to do the above)


If it still doesn’t work you may need to remove /etc/X11/xorg.conf (if you have one) or at least rename it and run sax2

I guess removing the file will make sense. I can get 1 from install dvd and over write it.

No it’s not on the DVD
It’s not even there unless you run sax2, so you may not even have one.
If not just run sax2 after doing the changes above

If there is one there, it’s possible it’s no good. I said rename so we can refer back to it.
If you do have one and re-name it (same as deleting it - technically) You may not even have to create a new one by running sax2.
Check Lee’s guide
openSUSE Graphic Card Practical Theory Guide for Users

It ruined compiz only, let me check the other stuff.

It still doesnt work. When I boot default Kernel the screen flashes for 5 times and takes me to console login with gdm error.


I got conf files ( xorg.conf, xorg.conf.nvidia-post & xorg.conf.saxsave)and back up files but the back-up is of no use it reads the same stuff as that off conf file. Should I just delete these files and keep sax2 or run sax2 again, will that work?

Just rename xorg.conf to xorg.conf.bak
what happens
if it fails
reboot and go to level 3 and as root run sax2

Cant rename or delete it, permission denied.