"Type password for /home" only shows text

I was having problems with my Nvidia Drivers, the error was:

OpenGL GLX Context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems.

For more information visit https://support.steampowered.com/kb_…9938-EYZB-7457

PIC: http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/4550/snapshot1ct.png

In an act of desperate I tested 3 commands (found HERE):

nvidia-xconfig --composite
nvidia-xconfig --render-accel
nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals -d 24

It fixed the problem, now I can run Steam and it’s games but something weird happened: at that “/home decryption screen” where it asks for the encrypted password, that screen is gone and only texts are shown. Also, the panel was smaller.

What went wrong?

To fix your driver problem, you should add your user to the “video” group, see openSUSE 12.3 Release Notes

I think those nvidia-xconfig commands have created a file named /etc/X11/xorg.conf, try to rename that so it isn’t found and see if your decryption screen is ok again then.

Strangely enough the decrypt screen got back to normal. It didn’t at 1st reboot after the commands, I didn’t think it would after 2 reboots. For the smaller panel all I had to do was remove it and add a new one.

Is this a duplicate thread https://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/hardware/486473-missing-opengl-dependencies.html

Well, you could have just resized it…:wink:
Click on the symbol on the far right, click on “Height” and drag to the desired size.

And you should follow my advice in the previous post. Your workaround with those nvidia-xconfig commands shouldn’t be necessary I think.

Yes it is, I’m sorry. I dont have much time so I’d kill myself waiting there.

I did resize it, it just wasn’t as perfect as the original one, I wanted to know why that happened.

Also, it was necessary, maybe not all of them, but they were. Otherwise I wouldn’t be able to play TF2, it’d give me an error like “the OpenGL version is not supported by you graphics card” which is obviously not true. I THINK it didn’t mess any thing as bad as I thought.

According to your screenshot the error msg is “OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems.”

And the right fix for this would be to add your user to the “video” group, as I wrote earlier… You should do that anyway, it’s needed for the nvidia driver to work properly (especially 3D).