X not starting after upgrade from 15.4 -> Tumbleweed

I upgraded from 15.4 to Tumbleweed on a Dell laptop with standard UHD Graphics.

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 620 (rev 07)

The Xorg log file inidicates a problem with modsetting of the card. During upgrade I was running out of disk space. The failure was on a package that later installed fine after freeing disk space (don’t remember exactly but it was not X related). Otherwise the upgrade seemed to have worked fine.

uname -a

Linux localhost 6.2.12-1-default #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Thu Apr 20 11:01:10 UTC 2023 (eb3255d) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Thank you.

@sboehringer can you post the output from;

inxi -SGax

The output of inxi -SGax is

  Host: localhost Kernel: 6.2.12-1-default arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.0.1
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-6.2.12-1-default root=/dev/mapper/system-root
    resume=/dev/system/swap splash=silent quiet showopts mitigations=off
  Console: N/A DM: SDDM Distro: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20230422
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5
    process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20 ports: active: DP-4,DP-6,eDP-1 empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, DP-5,
    DP-7, DP-8 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:5917 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Realtek Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-5:2
    chip-ID: 0bda:58f4 class-ID: 0e02 serial: 200901010001
  Display: server: X.org v: with: Xwayland v: 23.1.1 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    gpu: i915 tty: 80x40
  Monitor-1: DP-4 model: HP LA2405x serial: CN4328154W built: 2013 res: 1920x1200 dpi: 94
    gamma: 1.2 size: 518x324mm (20.39x12.76") diag: 611mm (24.1") ratio: 16:10 modes: max: 1920x1080
    min: 640x480
  Monitor-2: DP-6 model: AOC 2260W serial: BKQD79A000605 built: 2013 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 102
    gamma: 1.2 size: 477x268mm (18.78x10.55") diag: 547mm (21.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1920x1080
    min: 720x400
  Monitor-3: eDP-1 model: Sharp 0x1484 built: 2017 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 166 gamma: 1.2
    size: 294x165mm (11.57x6.5") diag: 337mm (13.3") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
  API: OpenGL Message: GL data unavailable in console. Try -G --display

Note that the laptop was connected to a docking station for the sake of providing network access. The extra monitors are usually not present.

Another small note: Upon first reboot, the boot menu still offered a 5.x kernel and 15.4 boot entry. X windows came up. When running another zypper up, deletion of the 5.x kernel was suggested. After deletion and another reboot, Tumbleweed and a 6.2 kernel were offered but the X server did no longer start.

I upgraded from 15.4 to Tumbleweed on a Dell laptop with standard UHD Graphics.

AFAIK that is not really possible did yo do a new install of Tumbleweed?

Likely a good idea to boot Tumbleweed from an USB stick you get via:

If that works fine, no problem with Tumbleweed, the install is very likely not correct. With the same USB stick I would retry the install.

Wayland is still pretty iffy on KDE try X


Well, I went the route 15.3 → 15.4 → Tumbleweed successfully on another machine. Most likely it was my own fault as I went out of diskspace during the upgrade. I did boot into the rescue system but could not pinpoint the problem, probably kernel related. I ended up moving my home folder to another machine (no separate /home partition), reinstalled and moved back. The machine is now fine (writing from it).

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