I am new to OpenSUSE, but have some experience on other distros. Recently I upgraded my 12.3 install to 13.1 (my installation is 32bit). System is AMD athlon 64X2, ASUS M3N series motherboard (not using onboard graphics card), with 2GB RAM & 250 GB HDD with Win7 dualboot. I have ASUS Nvidia GForce 210 card.
After upgrade I was stuck at grey screen with OpenSUSE gecko on it. I tried login from Recovery mode it it worked well but at less Resolution. (on 21 inch monitor it looks like frame with thick edges)
I am unable to get Nvidia drivers for 13.1 on the FTP site, as per forum references I tried installing Nvidia drivers hard way, but landed up with errors
Error 1 - Xserver is running. ( I did
& got pass this error)
Error 2 - after
, Accepted t&C, then error was **Unable to compile kernel drivers
**Now I am clueless how to bypass this. Any help appreciated.
I had the same problem last weekend when I upgraded from 12.3 to 13.1
(and that was not the only problem)
Used CloneZilla to go back to 12.3
Since the whole process was quite a time-consuming and disappointing ordeal, I will not be trying 13 again until a few more problems are ironed out.
As for the nVidia drivers, I might have been encouraged if I had found this post with the driver links at the time.
Unfortunately, I have yet to find a forum that has a decent search mechanism. In times like that, I do not have the luxury of browsing through the 100,001 threads returned by a search.
(NOT knocking this forum, btw. The search problem is universal to all forums I have experienced, so far)
I am keeping the links for future reference, when I try again. Which I will, because out of all the Distros and all the versions of MS, OpenSUSE is where I am the most pleased with the experience. I have to work hard, at times, and a strong system like OpenSUSE is crucial for getting things done.
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Fri Nov 29 10:08:28 2013
installer version: 304.60
nvidia-installer command line:
Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted by command line option.
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 304.60.
-> Running distribution scripts
Kernel image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.6-4-desktop
Initrd image: /boot/initrd-3.11.6-4-desktop
Root device: /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3320820AS_9QF6JA2A-part1 (/dev/sda1) (mounted on / as ext4)
Resume device: /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3320820AS_9QF6JA2A-part5 (/dev/sda5)
Kernel Modules: thermal_sys thermal processor fan scsi_dh scsi_dh_alua scsi_dh_emc scsi_dh_rdac scsi_dh_hp_sw xhci-hcd hid-logitech-dj hid-holtek-kbd hid-lenovo-tpkbd hid-ortek hid-roccat hid-roccat-common hid-roccat-arvo hid-roccat-isku hid-samsung ohci-pci
Features: acpi plymouth block usb resume.userspace resume.kernel
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
ERROR: The kernel header file '/lib/modules/3.11.6-4-desktop/build/include/linux/version.h' does not exist. The most likely reason for this is that the kernel source files in '/lib/modules/3.11.6-4-desktop/build' have not been configured.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
I installed the drivers from your link, everything was fine. But one fine day I found that Nvidia repo for 13.1 is live, I enabled it & again got into trouble. System is on the state as it was while posting this question.
Regular boot lands me up in the console.
I tried init 5, which lands up with grey screen with Gecko symbol, but never loads KDE
Recovery mode works in smaller frame like screen.
How to uninstall Nvidia thing so that I can install it fresh?