Upgraded 15.3 no GUI

Followed the CLI instructions here without issue … smooth upgrade in all respects except will not boot to GUI … fallsback to TTY with shell login prompt. Upon login i find the boot process has completed successfully … fstab has performed as expected and access to all part via the shell is available … just no GUI.


#  | Alias                       | Name                                                                                        | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                          | Service
---+-----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------+----------+--------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
 1 | download.nvidia.com-leap    | nVidia Graphics Drivers                                                                     | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | https://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/15.3                               | 
 2 | openSUSE_Leap_15.0          | Grub Customizer                                                                             | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ecsos/openSUSE_Leap_15.3/    | 
 3 | openSUSE_Leap_15.1          | Mozilla                                                                                     | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_Leap_15.3/        | 
 4 | packman                     | packman                                                                                     | No      | ----      | ----    |   90     | rpm-md | https://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Leap_15.3/          | 
 5 | packman.inode.at-suse       | packman                                                                                     | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | rpm-md | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_15.3/                             | 
 6 | repo-backports-debug-update | Update repository with updates for openSUSE Leap debuginfo packages from openSUSE Backports | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.3/backports_debug/               | 
 7 | repo-backports-update       | Update repository of openSUSE Backports                                                     | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.3/backports/                     | 
 8 | repo-non-oss                | Non-OSS Repository                                                                          | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/15.3/repo/non-oss/            | 
 9 | repo-oss                    | Main Repository                                                                             | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/15.3/repo/oss/                | 
10 | repo-sle-debug-update       | Update repository with debuginfo for updates from SUSE Linux Enterprise 15                  | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap/15.3/sle/                     | 
11 | repo-sle-update             | Update repository with updates from SUSE Linux Enterprise 15                                | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.3/sle/                           | 
12 | repo-update                 | Main Update Repository                                                                      | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.3/oss                            | 
13 | repo-update-non-oss         | Update Repository (Non-Oss)                                                                 | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.3/non-oss/                       | 
14 | snappy                      | snappy                                                                                      | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | rpm-md | https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/system:/snappy/openSUSE_Leap_15.3 | 
15 | vscode                      | vscode                                                                                      | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | rpm-md | https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/vscode                               | 
16 | x86_64                      | Google Chrome                                                                               | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64                          |


systemctl get-default 

graphical.target 


systemctl list-unit-files --state=failed 

UNIT FILE STATE VENDOR PRESET
0 unit files listed.

Output from Xorg.0.log

Output from journactl

I am stuck … all advice welcomed!

Thanks

I presume with your nvidia card this is different to my thread https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/555021-upgrade-from-15-2-no-GUI, nevertheless you could try the “nomodeset” option to see whether a GUI with a fallback generic driver (e.g. nouveau) is possible.

Does booting the previous (15.2) kernel solve this?

It is from Leap 15.2 (at least, kernel is from Leap 15.2)

Output from journactl

It is just for initrd part. How exactly you generated this log?

And please, upload logs to https://susepaste.org/.

The journal output was created thus:
journalctl => SUSE Paste

The Xorg.0.log file was copied from /var/log … -> SUSE Paste … and i see that i reports 15.2 kernel … i am assuming this log will only be written while X is actually loading … which does not happen here when loading the 15.3 kernel.

However, here is a screen shot showing that kernel 15.3 has been loaded. (BTW: GUI loads normally when i switch kernels back to 15.2)

Yes it does. GUI loads and operates as before the upgrade.

I’m not sure, but I think the journal is saying the installed NVidia driver version is not for 15.3’s kernel.

But the repo listing suggest otherwise (I think) … viz: lp153??


What can be done about this?? :frowning:

Any suggestions?

Force a reinstallation of everything NVidia related. This never happens to me because I never install NVidia’s proprietary software. For me, FOSS works well enough.

un 13 11:17:16 linux-r73n systemd-udevd[828]: modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'nvidia': Exec format error

You need to reinstall/rebuild/whatever nVidia modules for new kernel.

Ok … so what i ended up doing was right click on the four packages with NVIDIA in the Summary and described by “460.80 … lp153.38.1” in the 'Installed" column (see the YaST listing in my previous post) and selected “Update unconditionally”.

On pressing ‘Accept’ the system went off and appeared to do just that … after which the system now boots the GUI with the 15.3 kernel!!

Curiously however, the YaST listing of the nvidia files has not changed from that posted in my previous … AND … the GUI will no longer loaded if the 15.2 kernel is used!! ??

Go figure!

https://zimpics.org/files/os/SysInfo153.png