after updating my opensuse to the latest version I have some problems with my resolution. Limited to only 640 x 480 pixels.
This is on my laptop that I used 6 years now and I always been updating to latest opensuse (I just worry where this driver problem came from since I have a very old on board laptop graphic card)
I am having a geforce 210m
I can also find the following kernel installed ( I tried boothing each one in the advanced settings of grub boot loader during bootup)
The nouveau driver is not working for this chip set I guess. Install the NVIDIA driver it should clear up the problem.
I believe you need to use the GO3 flavor of the driver with that chip set.
Add the NVIDIA repo then in Yast Software Management search for nvidia Install the GO3 flavors note that several packages have the kernel flavor also use only those for your kernel which should be desktop unless you have changed it for some reason. There should be 5 NVIDIA packages installed no more no less
Thanks a lot I installed it.I still wonder why these things happen when I have a very common laptop graphic chipset and never had this problem before.Anyway I installed the kernel you suggested me but it did not work.I am getting the kde login now, I give the password and the prompt returns back (password is correct I guess it fails to load the graphic environment now)RegardsAlex
I did not suggest in any way that you install a kernel. I suggested you install the NVIDIA driver. If you installed anything else other then the 5 NVIDIA packages remove it. Two of the package have the flavor of the kernel that they are made to run against in the name. Unless you change things the kernel should be the desktop flavor. so those 2 NVIDIA package should have desktop in their names.
Some times regressions happen for older hardware
Try at boot to select advanced and recovery mode. that should get you back to the desktop. Also you can select the previous kernel there if you did actually install a kernel.
I picked the nvidia driver you said. It picked 4 packges in total and the one was a kernel version. I think it was the similar I already have. Since I have no gui I guess I can from command line launch yast and reinstall what needed.What that should be?Alex
no there are 5 there are no kernels involved except that the names of 2 of the files must contain the name of the flavor of your kernel. Which should be desktop unless you installed some other kernel. If you installed a kernel uninstall it. all should have GO3 in the names
No. The “graphic environment” is already loaded and running if you get the password prompt.
But the question is whether you are using the nvidia driver or not.
Try to select a different session (IceWM should be there by default) by clicking on the icon in the bottom-left corner.
Do you get a desktop then?
You could also try to start KDE there to maybe get an error message.
And please post /var/log/Xorg.0.log, and the exact version of all kernel/nvidia packages installed:
Thanks I am trying to find a way to copy paste here the code of Xorg (I have loaded a different keyboard layout at my laptop and my external keyboard at home)
I can see a line in the log file
(WW) Falling back to old probe method for modesetting
Loading sub module “fbdevhw”
so I guess the problem should be reported before these lines.
This server has a video driver ABI version of 18.0 that is not supported by this NVIDIA driver. Please check www.nvidia.com for driver updates or downgrade to an X server with a supported driver ABI.
Nvidia use the -ignoreABI option to override this check.
This means that the nvidia driver doesn’t support the Xorg version you have installed.
But the current G03 driver in the nvidia repo definitely should support Xorg video driver ABI version 18.0, otherwise it wouldn’t work for anybody on 13.2, and it did work fine here on one system until Monday (then I upgraded to G04)…
So it would be even more interesting now to see the list of nvidia packages (including the version) installed.
And your repo list please:
Well, that’s very old. The current version is 340.76 as you can see by the other package’s version numbers.
So you did install the kmp packages, but did not update the driver. Having a mixture of versions is always bad, but in this case 310.44 is much too old to work on 13.2 anyway.
Update your system (via “zypper up” e.g.), and the driver should work again.
Or at least reinstall the outdated packages:
sudo zypper in -f x11-video-nvidiaG03 nvidiaG03-computeG03
Btw, you could also remove the old 13.1 kernels, either via YaST’s version tab or by running:
And check that purge-kernels.service is enabled, this should remove old kernels automatically.
systemctl status purge-kernels.service
If it says “disabled”, enable it:
sudo systemctl enable purge-kernels.service
Xorg Errors (well too big)… Let me know if you really need all this big file here
At the moment that’s not necessary. The error message you posted is clear enough I think.
If the driver still doesn’t work after you followed my advise here, we should rather look at the then current version of that file anyway.
The proprietary nvidia driver can not be included on the DVD (and not even in the distribution) for legal reasons.
So the DVD cannot update it the nvidia driver obviously.
OTOH, as I mentioned already, the driver you had installed was very old. So apparently you didn’t keep your 13.1 system up to date either it seems…
Although the 13.1 driver wouldn’t have worked anyway on 13.2.
Why I found my pc restarted in windows and got no confirmation and status from the installation before doing so.
I don’t quite understand that question, sorry.
The installer reboots the system after it has finished. If Windows is your default boot entry, it will be booted if you don’t select something else on the boot menu within 8 seconds (that’s the default timeout at least).
You can set the default boot entry in YaST->System->Boot Loader.