Screen except mouse movements freezes


**Problem: **Screen except mouse movements freezes due to reasons I could not grasp.


  • I have attached the output of journalctl -b:
  • Details:
  • GNOME v 3.62.2
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460/PCle/SSE2
  • OS: openSUSE Leap 15.1
  • OS type: 64-bit

I would appreciate if someone points me in the right direction.

Please let me know if anything further needed to identify the problem, or needs further elaboration.

Many thanks.

Hi and welcome to the Forum :slight_smile:
Can you post the boot log to and set expire to never. Can you also check your xorg.log.0 either in ~/.local/share/xorg or /var/log/.

Are you running the Nvidia driver or nouveau?

/sbin/lspci -nnk | egrep -A3 "VGA|Display|3D"

Are you running Wayland or Xorg?

Hello :),

I am surprised that you were able to make sense out of the information that I gave (very cryptic to me). Thank you.

Further diagnostics:

[li]Boot log (computed by dmesg):[/li][li]There is no Xorg.0.log in either of the suggested directories, yet I found the following Xorg.* files thereat:[/li][LIST]
[li]~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.1.log :[/li][li]~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.1.log.old :[/li][li]~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.2.log :[/li][li]/var/log/Xorg.2.log :[/li][/ul]

[li]Output of /sbin/lspci -nnk | egrep -A3 "VGA|Display|3D" :[/li][/LIST]

06:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GF104 [GeForce GTX 460] [10de:0e22] (rev a1)        
        Subsystem: ZOTAC International (MCO) Ltd. Device [19da:2166]
        Kernel driver in use: nvidia
        Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia

[li]To determine which graphics card the computer uses, I have run the following command:[/li][LIST]

inxi -G -c0

(suggested in
[li]The above command resulted in:[/li][LIST]

Resuming in non X mode: glxinfo not found. For package install advice run: inxi --recommendsGraphics:  Card: NVIDIA GF104 [GeForce GTX 460]
           Display Server: x11 ( 1.20.3 ) driver: nvidia tty size: 183x20


[li]To determine whether the computer uses Wayland or Xorg, I have run the following command:[/li][ul]


(suggested in
[li]The above command resulted in:[/li][LIST]



Please let me know if anything missing or needs further elaboration since almost everything is just alien to me at this point.

Many thanks.

OK, can you edit the file /etc/gdm/custom.conf and uncomment the line;


Reboot and see how that goes…

I have set an alarm one month from now to inform you whether the fix helps or not.

In case of an early freeze, I will post an entry earlier than that.

Many many thanks for your help!


I am afraid the screen has frozen again, specifically while hovering on Google Chrome Version 84.0.4147.105 (Official Build) (64-bit).

I have then double checked whether I had modified etc/gdm/custom.conf, and the answer was yes.

Would you or anyone suggest me to change my graphics card which does support openSUSE?

My apologies for this thread again.

Please let me know if anything further needed.

Kind regards,

That is a very old GPU (GTX 460). In essence support is waning for such old stuff

I recently bought a NVIDIA 1030 card (no fan) for about $100 US works great I replaced my old NVIDA 630 card which also works well but support due to be dropped in a couple of years I think. The 1030 is about 4X faster then the 630.

Many thanks all.

Please assume the issue has been resolved since I have decided to buy a newer graphics card.