I was wondering if anybody could help me with my issue. I’m pretty new with openSUSE and Linux in general, so go easy on me if you can help it.
I am running a dual-boot openSUSE 13.1 / Windows 7 desktop, but each OS is under its own hard drive. Installation of openSUSE went without incident, and so far I hadn’t had any driver problems (nouveau worked fine for what I needed them). I’ve tried a few times to install NVIDIA proprietary drivers, but every time I install them openSUSE boots to a black screen. Most people that posted this issue online have this problem right after the OS install, so their problem usually is a wrong driver, which I don’t think it applies here.
Anyway, in short:
OS: OpenSUSE 13.1, KDE (Windows 7 on a separate hard drive)
GFX: GeForce GTX 670
Display: 27" monitor connected via DVI-D cable
Any other info just ask
**Reproduction: **I installed the drivers following the instrucctions at http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_drivers (the repository way). Tried first with x11-video-nvidiaG02, then uninstalled those and tried again with x11-video-nvidiaG03 (currently installed). Both are supposedly supported for my video card.
**The Problem: **after boot, there’s the briefest glimpse of the usual KDE desktop background and then a black screen. Ctrl-Alt-F2 and Ctrl-Alt-F1 still return a black screen, but I can input commands blindly (such as reboot) and they work. Rebooting in recovery mode does work, however. That’s how I’m posting this plea for help.
This is what the command /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A2 returns:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : NVIDIA Corporation GK104 [GeForce GTX 670] [10de:1189] (rev a1) Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Device [1458:355a] Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 1920 x 1080, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 1920 x 1080 default connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 0mm x 0mm 1920x1080 77.0*
This is the paste of the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Not sure if it is helpful, but just in case…
Screencap of YAST Software Manager installed NVIDIA packages:
Return of sudo /usr/sbin/fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk label type: dos Disk identifier: 0x000c8930 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 * 206848 234440703 117116928 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda5 208896 4417535 2104320 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda6 4419584 46362623 20971520 83 Linux /dev/sda7 46364672 234420223 94027776 83 Linux Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk label type: dos Disk identifier: 0x4ef7db28 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 2048 1953521663 976759808 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.