Sometimes applying software updates keeps Tumbleweed from starting properly

I am running Tumbleweed with 4.8.4-1-default. Twice now, when I allow the software updates to run either:

  1. the boot process stops at “OK started Locale service” message or
  2. boot message run for MANY minutes, continually flashing too quickly to see, but I eventually get a login prompt from the boot terminal window, but never the Gnome GUI…

My repositories are:

| Alias | Name | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service

1 | | openSUSE:Factory | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | |
2 | packman | packman | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes | 95 | rpm-md | |
3 | repo-non-oss | repo-non-oss | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | |
4 | repo-update | repo-update | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | |

This does not always work, but sometimes if I can get to this boot terminal logon screen, and I run zypper dup, I am able to startup normally after the zypper dup.

Also, this has never happened to me with my Leap VM’s, this only happens with Tumbleweed.
Also, all of my Opensuse instances run under VirtualBox.

My questions are:

  1. So, could anything missing from my repository list be causing startup problems after applying software updates?
  2. When the startup messages stop displaying after the OK Locale service started message, is there anything I can do other than try to get to a logon prompt and run zypper dup?
  3. Any other ideas about what might be wrong with my configuration that could be causing this?

Thanks you all.

I am attempting to post final boot messages


How am I supposed to paste a png file here?

I have a url that displays a screen print in a browser, but when I use this site’s “insert image” button and paste:
file:///C:/temp/tumbleweed_1.png into the URL field, it doesn’t work! Why isn’t there just an attach file option?

Try for Pictures or longer Text and post the URL.


My final boot messages are: