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Old 10-15-2016, 12:59 PM   #1
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how to diagnose install failure for NVIDIA drivers


I have an ASROCK N68-S$FX mother board with a built in GeForce 7025 nvidia .
I was able to get the graphic interface to work with G04 and associated support files. I am now getting a plasma 5 error. I redid the install to clean up the system I have set up the repository for NVIDIA and it initially installed G02. when I logged in I get a blank screen .. tried to set up with g04 and am still getting the same blank screen. what log would give me the error message

what else would help??
 
Old 10-15-2016, 03:44 PM   #2
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what log would give me the error message
The dmesg log will show you warnings and errors.

You should post the exact plasma error and mention what distribution you are running so others can help you.
Sounds like you need the Linux Display Driver

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...100.14.11.html
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/drive...px/90399/en-us

Are you able to drop to a command-line shell prompt? tty?
 
Old 10-15-2016, 10:12 PM   #3
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follow up plasama error

Thanks for the responses . I cant use crtl alt F2 to enter init 3. the distro is suse leap 42.1
will get back to you with log details
 
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:32 PM   #4
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I think what you have going on is that the graphics are not configured properly.
OR the GUI is somehow misconfigured or broken. (most likely it's the graphics)

Try changing the run level to '5' (Multiuser with Networking) and the gui and see if that works.

If that doesn't work and you can't drop to a cmd-line shell than you'll have to use your Open Suse CD/DVD and enter recovery/rescue mode and see what is going on. Your bootloader may be corrupted.
https://doc.opensuse.org/documentati...a.trouble.html

Try the steps in this guide:
https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Configuring_graphics_cards
 
Old 10-15-2016, 11:37 PM   #5
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Switching to nouVeau may also be an option.
http://unix.stackexchange.com/questi...nvidia-drivers

https://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/

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Old 10-16-2016, 12:14 AM   #6
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You said you cleaned up things and as a result you now only see blank screen and unable to CTRL-ATL-<F>.
OpenSUSE, though still boots to its default runlevel which is graphical.

I'm suspecting that apart from video card driver, you also inadvertently hosed xorg's input driver rendering you unable to interact using keyboard (or even mouse).

This does not require a LiveCD yet (although it can be an option, too), nor a reinstall which you wont learn much from concerning this event.

I think dmesg won't give you the necessary information as the event is not kernel-related. You would want to look at logfiles concerning Xorg and/or the package manager's to check what you had accidentally uninstalled.

What you can do is try boot NOT into the graphical.target but rather in single user mode which you can do by passing parameter to Grub. Or, if you have ssh enabled, you can let the machine to boot up normally then connect via ssh and you can investigate from there.

Hope this helps.

Last edited by c0wb0y; 10-16-2016 at 05:03 AM.
 
  


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