I’m going round and round in circles!
I’ve got a GTX1070. and I want to use the repository that is added to yast by default. I have to use nomodeset to be able to see something on my screen, even when I was installing openSUSE.
How do you get openSUSE to use the nvidia drivers? No matter what I do, whenever I remove nomodeset I get a blank screen. I must have done this before but I can’t work it out this time round or find a reliable/working solution.
When I have the nvidia driver installed and boot up something changes despite nomodeset because the screen goes in and out of focus and I get glitches around the cursor.
I’m beginning to think I should try a different driver. The nvidia repo worked fine for me with 15.3 but in 15.4 I’ve installed it with and without nouveau installed and from init3, the gnome terminal and yast. I’ve tried installing all of G05 and G06 packages, tried different resolutions and refresh rates. I read somewhere hsync can make the screen blurry but according to nvidia-settings it seems to be set correctly.
I’ll try the most recent driver from the nvidia website when I get chance later on.
Hi, new to the forum, but using openSUSE since v8.0.
I encountered a similar problem with a GTX970 card.
The driver installs fine from yast, when rebooting it does not progress into graphic level, but prompts a log in.
This is (to me) the odd thing:
I can log in, then issue startx and that starts the graphic level. I can then verify that it is the nvidia driver working from the Nvidia program that appears in the System menu. This same computer had 15.3 running fine until the new install.
I tried setting nomodeset at boot time, I also unistalled the nouveau driver, but it makes no difference.
Oddly enough in another computer with a GTX960 all works fine (with the same driver G06).
Any ideas what might be preventing going into graphic mode?
Thank you for the follow up. I am away from that machine right now but will report as soon as I can.
Do you mean running that command without the nvidia driver installed (with the nouveau one) or with the nvidia driver (i.e. after installing it and not progressing to the graphic mode?), or both?
Thanks GeoBaltz, but that intel package is not currently installed.
I reverted to the nouveau driver, and it went through to the graphic mode fine, but another time it failed (showing a local log prompt. I logged in as the user and issued the “startx” command which went fine. So it might not be a nvidia driver problem after all as it also happens with the nouveau driver.
Is a xorg.conf file not needed at all? (I noted I have a xorg.conf.install file in /etc/X11/ but not xorg.conf). :dont-know:
After trying lots of different things and reading various webpages, I came across a comment that mentione the G06 driver (what I had installed) and that the G05 can also be used with the card I have, so I tried it.
Problem solved! Now booting carries on into the GUI.
Thank you I tried this and I get the following error:
qt.qpa.plugin: Could not load the Qt platform plugin "xcb" in "" even though it was found.
This aplication failed to start because no Qt platform plugins could be installed. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.