openSUSE Tumbleweed KDE 64Bit - "kwin" Crashed Three Times After Recent Update?


Been running openSUSE Tumbleweed KDE 64Bit for almost a year with no issues.
I did a recent update which also updated the Linux Kernel to 5.10.7-1-default.
After a reboot, “kwin” crashed three times in 30 minutes?

Any ideas?
Great OS, thanks!


PC Specs:

  • Genuine ‘‘openSUSE Tumbleweed KDE 64Bit’’ Linux(fully updated)
  • Thermaltake 500watt Power Supply
  • Gigabyte B85M-HD3 Mid-Range Motherboard
  • Intel Core i5 3.0GHz[3.2GHz Turbo] 4-Core CPU
  • Corsair 16GB DDR3 RAM Memory
  • nVidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 GPU w/ ver. 460.32.03 driver
  • ADATA 1TB SSD Hard Drive[OS/Apps]
  • Western Digital 1TB HDD Hard Drive[Personal Data]

Try booting with the previous kernel – to check whether that works.

It might be an issue with the “nvidia” driver. You could try reinstalling that.


I installed the nVidia driver the “Easy Way”
How to reinstall it?
Let me know, thanks!


I would try using Yast Software Management, and select “update unconditionally”.

I think you can also use "zypper install -f “package names”.


Ok, did that…

Another question:
I need to go back two kernel versions.
When I boot the computer I only see the current kernel and the previous kernel.

How can I install the kernel the kernel before the currently installed two kernels?
Let me know, thanks!


Firstly, let me mention my practice here.

I edit “/etc/zypp.conf”. There is a line:

multiversion.kernels = latest,latest-1,running

and I change that to:

multiversion.kernels = oldest,latest,latest-1,running

That way, I keep on older kernel. There are comment lines in that file explaining what you can use on that line.

Currently, I have kernel 5.9.14-1 in addition to the two most recent kernels. When we get a 5.11 kernel, I will remove that 5.9.14-1 kernel so that a 5.10 kernel becomes the oldest (the one that is kept).

Secondly: You can try looking in the older snapshots in

to see what you can find. I’m not sure whether there will be a 5.9 kernel there, but you can probably find an earlier 5.10 kernel (5.10.1 or 5.10.2). But make those changes to “/etc/zypp/zypp.conf” first, so that whatever older kernel you install won’t be immediately removed.

Most of my TW installations are still using this:


I made the change to “/etc/zypp/zypp.conf” and rebooted.
How do I now install the third latest Linux Kernel in Tumbleweed?
I’ve had crashes with the most two recent Kernels.

Let me know, thank you!


Download the rpm from the history repos.

I think you can use “zypper” directly on a downloaded “rpm”. Or you can use the “rpm” command.

What I do, is that I have a directory that I call “rpmdir”. And I have configured that as the “rpmdir” repo (a repo as a plain directory with rpm files). Configuring that is an option in Yast Software Repositories. I normally leave that repo disabled, but I enable it when I want to install a downloaded “rpm” file.


Please forgive my ignorance (been using Linux for over 10 years, but never learned how it works)

I need the Linux Kernel from below date:

but I don’t know where to find the Linux Kernel in that directory and which files I need to download and install.

Just a little more help so I can fix my mission critical game design desktop…


From there, you can go down one further level, to the “x86_64” subdirectory. And look for files that begin with “kernel”.

I am actually seeing two kernels there. I just used my browser to check. The two kernels are “5.10.4” and “5.10.5”. The full links are:

You can download with your browser or with “wget”.


I installed the older Linux Kernel.
When I boot the computer and select the older Linux Kernel the computer does not boot into a graphical desktop?
Just see console-like screen with text to log in?
(I log in and it is just text)

What should I do to fix the above?



I noticed in Settings that the OpenGL compositor has error that it crashed before.
I think the nVidia display driver updated recently which is causing the crashes.

How can I go back to an older nVidia display driver version?
I have an nVidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 GPU
Let me know, thanks!