I got a new desktop and figured this would be a great oppurtunity to update to 11.3 (from 11.2) while migrating files… However I have had lots of problems with it, right of the bat.
My first installation got messed up right after it was done, so I had to redo everything. Now the system boots up all fine but I am experiencing crashes every once in a while. By crashes I mean nothing works; the system monitor graphs freeze, the clock freezes, system doesnt respond to key strokes. The only remedy is then to “force an unexpected reboot” (ref: IT Crowd). I have a feeling that it has to do with Yast or something related to Yast, as it is the only common denominator between the crashes so far. However the system doesnt crash everytime I start Yast so I cant really say anything conclusively…
I have also realised that when I attach a secondary screen the graphics get kinda screwed as well… if that makes any sense…
Here are my system details:
Dell Vostro Desktop with Core i7 64bit processor
8 x 2.8Ghz
graphics card: GeForce GT220
What could be the problem here? btw let me know if anyone wants to see logs from /var/log/messages
Well, I have double checked and I am currently running the nouveau driver, which was set after the installation; I didnt do anything particular after that… Does it need to be configured thoroughly? (I checked the link and the following links but it appears as the problems refered to there are more severe than what I have here, I mean after all the graphics work fine most of the time… )
Upon installing openSUSE, the X system’s automatic configuration may have failed to properly configure the graphics correctly. Typically this results in either a black screen upon reboot, or the wrong resolution being displayed on the monitor.
I cant seem to find “edit” option so i’m gonna have to go with a second post on this one.
The same crash just happened, very annoying… I can say that I had nothing to do with Yast this time. Pretty much only browsing, mails and spotify… Anyhow here’s the relevant lines from /var/logs/messages: