Unable to boot after install

Hi, I’ve installed Tumbleweed on my desktop but I’m totally unable to boot after installing it.

I know it isn’t the machine because Windows boots fine and I had PopOS before and it also worked fine, I decided to try out Tumbleweed on my desktop as I have Leap on my laptop.

Basically, after I select OpenSUSE Tumbleweed on Grub, I get the following messages and it doesn’t do anything else: https://i.imgur.com/BIcWYsG.jpg

My desktop specs:

  • Intel i7 5820k
  • Nvidia RTX 2080Ti
  • ASRock x99 Extreme 4 Motherboard
  • 16 GB DDR4 2133MHz GSkill Non-ECC Ram

I installed it on an 128GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD

Anyone know how I could fix this? Thank you

Those appear to be hardware related. They might not be important.

Presumably the same issues were found while booting the installer, yet you managed to install.

I’m guessing that you have a different problem, perhaps related to using nvidia graphics.

When you see the boot menu, select the Tumbleweed entry, but then type ‘e’.

That should bring up an editor to edit the boot command. Scroll down to find the first line that begins with “linux” or “linuxefi”. Hit the END key to get to the end of that line. Append “nomodeset” (without the quotes, but with a space separating that from what comes before.
The use CTRL-X to resume booting.

This intended as a test. If it boots up this way, you will probably need to install nvidia drivers or make other changes.

Thanks for the reply

I set the “nomodeset” and it booted with very low resolution. Regardless, I managed to add the nvidia proprietary repository and install the driver.
I rebooted and now it doesn’t do anything again, even with “nomodeset” like you said.

If I press Ctrl + C when it hangs up after a while, it will clear the screen and start flickering endlessly

I think we have at least narrowed down the problem.

I expect that someone with more expertise on graphics issues will notice this thread and offer some assistance.

Tainting wouldn’t have been my first suggestion, which might muddy the waters trying to solve this. I would have made the failsafe Grub menu selection first. Try it anyway to see what happens.

How is the monitor connected to the computer?
Through the GPU or with the Nvidia card?
If the problem is Nvidia, try the Intel connection from the motherboard