Tumbleweed and Nvidia don’t mix
I have been running opensuse Tumbleweed on my older desktop. It has an Nvidia graphics card (6150LE). So I have been installing the Nvidia drivers the hard way, which is not really all that hard.
A few days ago, when I ran Tumbleweed updates, that installed a 3.13 kernel. On reboot with the new kernel, the graphics driver did not load. This is expected. So I ran the script to reinstall the Nvidia driver.
# sh /usr/local/src/NVID*.run
The updated driver seemed to build. But then it would not load.
Checking the factory mailing list, I noticed that others were having a similar problem (with a different Nvidia card). There was a patch to be found on the net. But I decided that this was more effort than I was willing to put into it. So I reinstalled 13.1, non-Tumbleweed. I’ll leave it that way for now.
There was a similar problem with Tumbleweed in the 12.3 cycle. However, the Nvidia build problem did not show up until relatively late in the cycle. This time, it showed up rather early.