Bugzilla – Bug 1057666
Log-in screen freezes with NVidia drivers (proprietary) and 2 Monitors (4K and Full-HD)
Last modified: 2020-11-16 22:12:15 UTC
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If I install the NVidia drivers, from the repositories, and reboot with 2 Monitors activated, (4K and Full-HD), the log in screen freezes after about 3 seconds every time. If I start the system with just one monitor connected (it does not matter which), I can log in without problems. There is also no problem, when I turn the 4K monitor off before I see the log in screen, log in just with the Full-HD Monitor detected, and then turn the 4K monitor on again.
I think it has to do with the detection of the 4K monitor, because the log in screen freezes every time the 4K monitor is detected by the system. That's why it seems to be a driver problem, it does not happen if I install the open-source driver or the "original" drivers from the Nvidia website.
With KDE 5.10.5 installed, directly after new system installation
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install Nvidia driver from repository
2. install them
3. reboot with 2 Monitors, one has to be 4K
4. have a look at the log-in screen
The log-in screen freezes after about 3 seconds, I'm not able to log-in in the graphical environment anymore.
detect the 4K monitor correctly and give the chance to log in to the system (can still use terminal with CTRL+ALT+F1, F2...)
I wasn't able to find any logs with relevant information, sorry. :(
I have an Intel Core I7-6700K, Geforce GTX 1800 and a 4K monitor.
Seeing the same problem with an update to OpenSuSE 15.0 (was also an issue on 42.3) with nvidea using the default drivers.
Created attachment 771454 [details]
Screenshot showing monitor configuration
(In reply to David F from comment #1)
> Seeing the same problem with an update to OpenSuSE 15.0 (was also an issue
> on 42.3) with nvidea using the default drivers.
Same issue again doing a hotplug (HDMI), screen is frozen when cable plugged back in.
(In reply to David F from comment #3)
> (In reply to David F from comment #1)
> > Seeing the same problem with an update to OpenSuSE 15.0 (was also an issue
> > on 42.3) with nvidea using the default drivers.
> Same issue again doing a hotplug (HDMI), screen is frozen when cable plugged
> back in.
Also seeing it (mostly) when changing monitor configuration in KDE.