I’m sick of proprietary based operating systems so I’ve decided to try Linux, and after some research decided that I thought OpenSUSE, LEAP 42.1 is best for me. I’ve been following numerous guides as I’ve installed my system. I apologise for not providing more relevant system information, I’m using a Toshiba Satellite, L750. It uses some Nvidia Graphics card.
My OpenSUSE system was working fine except for one issue; the brightness wouldn’t lower. I tried using the GUI, and also modifying some values I found in a text file relating to such, but nothing worked. After doing some research, I learned that a number of people have experienced the same bug as I. I learned that I hadn’t installed the proprietary drivers, alongside numerous other updates: I mistakenly thought that installing the repositories installed the updates alongside them. Following an online guide, I used YAST, went something like Software-Extras-Install All Matching Recommended Packages. This selected quite a number of packages to install, including something Nvidia related.
Afterwards I updated my system, and when logging in I noted that the OpenSUSE login screen; with the little logo and three round dots that are filled with green to indicate it’s doing something, had a distorted resolution. Soon after such happens, I receive a white screen that says something along the lines of “Something has gone gone! Problems has occurred by the system and can’t recover; please log out and try again”. No matter how many times I log out or restart my system, I receive the same error.
I’m posting here because I’m rather overwhelmed with all of this and truly do not know what to do. I usually like to do some more research with this sort of thing, but feel I’m rather over my head and have no idea how to proceed. I note that the GRUB part of the start-up still works fine. I believe I’m likely going to need to provide more information about my computer, but not sure how to do this without being able to login into OpenSUSE (I’m running a Windows 10 Dual Boot that works fine). Any help is greatly appreciated.