Upgraded to 42.2 but now no display

I went through the upgrade process from Leap 42.1 to 42.2 and when I boot up now, I just get the CLI interface and no graphical interface.

I disabled all no oS repos prior to doing a zypper dup, the upgrade seemed to go well until I rebooted. After the oS boot splash screen I get two error messages:

nouveau 0000:01:00.0: gr: failed to load fecs_inst


nouveau 0000:01:00.0: DRM: Pointer to flat panel table invalid

No idea what either of those mean, so any help would be welcome! If it helps, I was previously running 42.1 with proprietary Nvidia drivers and disabled that repo prior to upgrading.

Your problem seems to be the nouveau driver.

I would recommend to add the nvidia repo (for 42.2) and install the proprietary driver again.

This should do in text mode (provided you have an internet connection):

sudo zypper ar -f http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.2 nvidia
sudo zypper inr

Alternatively, you should be able to get to a graphical system by adding “nomodeset” to the boot options (which will disable nouveau and use a generic driver instead).

Thanks, will give that a shot. Previously I had added the nvidia repo through YaST and didn’t realize that 42.2 would use a different nvidia repo.

You can do it with YaST too of course if you prefer.
YaST should work in text mode as well.

Typing those two zypper lines was easier though than describing how you would do it in YaST… :wink:

Thanks, just thought I’d follow up - switching the repo to 42.2. and installing the drivers again worked perfectly!

Great! :slight_smile:

And thanks for the feedback…