A couple days ago, I have noticed, that the virtual terminals (TTY) are not working. (I am writing a book about Linux and needed the Terminal to check on something). I have done some investigation and some guy on the web mentioned, that when closing the session or creating a new session, it works. I have tried that, and it worked indeed. As soon as I close my session and return to the login screen or when I click on “Create New Session” and the login screen appears, the virtual terminals work. However as soon as I use CTRL+ALT+7 to go back to my desktop session, or as soon as I created a new session and are logged in, the terminals don’t work anymore.
Instead, the keys CTRL+ALT F1 and F2 change the virtual desktops, CTRL+ALT+F8 is opening the overview of all windows, that are open on the current desktop. I have thought that this might be an issue, because of some misconfiguration of the keyboard. However, I have not touched the keyboard settings for anything but adding an additional keyboard layout. I have even tried to “reset” to the default keyboard values there, but the issue persists. If I am checking on the keyboard shortcuts, I notice that the default CTRL+ALT1-7 keys are still assigned to the virtual consoles. Still, I am using a desktop computer as well, with the same openSUSE version and it does have the same issue. Terminals do not open with the CTRL+ALT+F Keys. So I am fairly sure about a settings issues. Even though on that machine, nothing has been changed in the keyboard setting. No additional keyboard layout, nothing. Also the desktop machine used an Intel chip, while the Laptop is using an AMD chip.
Now another issues I noticed lately is, that when I attempt to put the laptop asleep, ie close the lid, the screen does not turn on again. Instead I get just a black screen, with not even the mouse cursor visible, even though I do hear the wake up sound, etc. playing. I had this issue with Kubuntu 14.04 but in Kubuntu 16.04 it was gone. I am not 100% sure, but I think I remember, that with openSUSE this worked at first as well. Not sure if this is a graphics issues, though I am fairly sure about it.
I run an HP Pavillion with an AMD on board chip, with openSUSE 42.1, KDE Desktop and all current actualizations. I have the AMD repository activated, though I am not sure if it automatically downloaded any drivers from there (I have not downloaded anything myself). I am still somewhat new to openSUSE, using it just about a month, so I would be curious about any ideas on how to fix this. Do I need proprietary drivers? Which package do I need to install the open-source drivers? And finally, is there a way to change controllers or drivers? In Kubuntu there was an option to change drivers in the System Settings, but however, openSUSE does not have said option.
Thanks in advance for any help!