I recently got a new laptop to replace my ancient Asus A7k. Its a lovely ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71.
I’ve tried to install Leap 42.2 several times without much success. I understand that it is an optimus platform. Accordingly I’ve following the bumblee instructions (https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_Bumblebee). I’ve tried both btrfs and ext4 filesystems for both home and root partitions. Neither has changed the end result.
During my latest install attempt, I got to the point where the NVIDA drivers (easy way) were installing but encountered soft-locks on the CPUs (this has been typical of every attempt thus far…very annoying) that wouldn’t go away for the last two rpms. I rebooted, and wasn’t able to login with my stated user id, and default kernel (hung at text login). Zo I thought I’d resume using debug kernel. I finished installing the rest of the rpms, and finished the bumblebee config steps (Perhaps not the best idea, but it was late, I was frustrated, and had little sleep). Now for debug and regular kernel and regular safemode, I boot, get to text login. This looks alive long enough for me to type 4 characters (i.e. root) as login credentials, then it hangs.
The only way I can login to linux at this point is debug, safe mode. By some small miracle I get a graphical login and can get into plasma.
When I run optirun --status, it tells me that X is inactive and discrete video is likely on. optirun glxgears tells me that secondary GPU driver could not be loaded.
Any suggestions would be helpful (please tell me I don’t need to reinstall again!). I’ve also tried ‘intel_pstate=disable’ and ‘nomodeset’ or ‘nouveau.modprobe=0’ after doing research within the forums. Unfortunately this hasn’t moved me any further.
I know I should be including various diagnostics, but its been awhile since I had to build drivers so bear with me. Let me know what is needed so I don’t waste anyones time