I am using openSUSE for three years till now. I still feel as a newbie in linux. I have bought a new NTB and I try to install openSUSE 13.2 on it. Everything works fine but I have problems with build-in LCD panel. When starting installation the whole picture starts shaking at certain point. After done some Googling I have realised that this is there because some weird bug in i915 video driver and kernel 3.16.7 because the same picture on external monitor is OK (no shaking).
Then I found that when I start the kernel with "nomodeset" parameter everything is OK. But because no mode switching I lost capability to use external monitor. When I was searching how to solve this problem I tried to update kernel from version 3.16.7 to 4.2.0 and hurrah! The shaking problem is gone and I can use external monitor, but… !
The very first try was with the Debian kernel 4.2.0 where I had further specific problems related to Debian just because the Debian is too much "hardcore" for me… but I am pretty sure that new kernel 4.2.0 works fine, on Debian at least, so why not on openSUSE?
Now about the problem: I tried to install openSUSE 13.2 and then upgrade kernel manually to version 4.2.0. That was with success done.
But I have problem with USB during system startup with kernel 4.2.0. At certain point during system startup the USB stops working at all. That problem is the same when I tried to install last Tumbleweed snapshot.
Because I used for test these installations external drive connected on USB and the problem described just above, startup of system freezes because no disc (in fact no USB device at all) and I am unable to start system. This problem is specific only to openSUSE kernel 4.2.0 because with Debian kernel with same version no problem exists and system starts normally.
Now we are expecting and looking forward the new stable version openSUSE 42.1 but it seem be there some problem during startup openSUSE and new kernel 4.2.0 which I suppose will be in new stable release.
Could someone help me to recognize and solve this problem? I want to use openSUSE for future (I do not want to move into Debian… 🙂 ) because openSUSE gives me all I need on PC…
Hardware that I am trying with this openSUSE: Intel Core i7 5700HQ Broadwell, RAM 16GB DDR3L, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5, WiFi 802.11 ac, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, USB 3.0
Factory code: MSI PE70 2QE-087 (full spec. here: http://www.msi.com/product/nb/PE70-2…#hero-overview )
Please note that I have no problem with NVIDIA and nouveau driver is removed.