Runs only with the recovery version

Hi All,
I have a 32 bit HP Compaq nc8230 and install a fresh Thumbleweed The instalation was OK and run well. After the first update and reboot, the screen show nothing. That’s is a fresh installation and my option was use the recovery version from that installation, and for my surprise that runs OK. Today, 27NOV2018, I have update the system, and put more two entry, the new version entry and recovery.
After reboot, the new entry don’t runs, but when I use the recovery functions it runs fine. That is, all the 2 main entries don’t run or don’t show the screen; but all the 2 recovery versions runs fine.
I think something is wrong, but I don’t know very I begin solve this problem.
Someone can help me?

Hi and welcome to the forum :slight_smile:
Likely the old ATI video card, at boot in the grub screen can you add the kernel boot option;


Also how did you update the system? Hopefully with zypper dup only?

Will also move post to the Install/Boot subforum

Thread moved and re-opened.

# inxi -bxx
System:    Host: gx151 Kernel: 4.19.5-1-pae i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc v: 8.2.1 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.14.3 tk: Qt 5.11.2 
           wm: kwin_x11 dm: startx Distro: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20181204 
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex GX620 v: N/A serial: 67KR891 Chassis: type: 15 serial: 67KR891 
           Mobo: Dell model: 0F8101 serial: ..CN698615CI0707. BIOS: Dell v: A11 date: 11/30/2006 
CPU:       Single Core: Intel Pentium 4 type: MT arch: Netburst Smithfield speed: 2993 MHz 
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV370 [Radeon X600/X600 SE] driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 
           chip ID: 1002:5b62 
           Display: server: X.Org 1.20.3 driver: ati,radeon unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa compositor: kwin_x11 
           resolution: 1680x1050~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 6.0 128 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 18.1.7 compat-v: 3.1 direct render: Yes 
Info:      Processes: 170 Uptime: N/A Memory: 1.90 GiB used: 362.5 MiB (18.6%) Init: systemd v: 239 runlevel: 3 
           target: Compilers: gcc: N/A Shell: bash v: 4.4.23 running in: konsole inxi: 3.0.27 

I can sometimes boot to multi-user without using nomodeset and startx will produce a temporarily working Plasma5, which is how I got the inxi above. Everything seems normal with 4.18.15 kernel. Booting 4.19.5 without nomodeset eventually goes fubar, either requiring power button to recover, or rebooting on its own. Trying to get journal from prior boot produces message that journal file was truncated and is being ignored, so I can find no evidence of oops or segfault in journal of previous boots.

Removing the X600 card to use onboard i945G didn’t help anything with 4.19.5.

I installed vanilla and default 4.19.5 kernels. Vanilla spontaneously rebooted very quickly after initrd loaded. Default kernel so far is working as well as 4.18.15-1-pae. filed.