Oops! It happened again... System doesn't boot after update

After recent update system doesn’t boot into graphics mode. It stops booting when it’s time to show kdm login window. But at least console is working. Related lines from /var/log/messages:

Jul 20 07:14:35 spider kdm: :0[4492]: Received unknown or unexpected command -2 from greeter
Jul 20 07:14:35 spider kdm: :0[4492]: Abnormal termination of greeter for display :0, code 127, signal 0

yours sounds like maybe you updated to a new kernel while having a
proprietary graphics driver in use, and didn’t also change the driver to
mesh with the new kernel…but that is just a wild guess, not based
on facts you have, but have not shared with us…

change that by adding some information, please:

  1. what is your operating system and version?

  2. are you using software from the Tumbleweed project?

  3. what was/were updated, and from what source(s)?

  4. if you choose the Failsafe option on the first green screen, will the
    system boot to a graphical environment? if so, please show us the
    terminal input/output from:

zypper lr -d
uname -a
cat /etc/SuSE-release
kde4-config --version
/sbin/lspci -v | grep -i display
/sbin/lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A2

copy/paste the in/output back to this thread using the instructions
here: http://goo.gl/i3wnr


Ok. Reinstalling kdm from console brought graphics back to life. Still get some warning in zypper install log:

# Warning: Do not know how to create missing GreeterUID user kdm

> # Warning: Do not know how to create missing GreeterUID user kdm

with the info given so far, these are all i can offer, the first is
highly relevant, the second may be helpful:




Probably the KDE session issue. To get around this: disable autologin, then in the login screen, select the “KDE Plasma Workspace” session and login. If autologin is disabled, something else is going on.