I have openSUSE 11.4 on a vaio S series laptop, using KDE, and it is nearly up-to-date. Everything was fine but after an update (whose details I can't remember), these problems appeared:

  • Nearly every time I suspend to ram, it doesn't wake up.
  • Sometimes when I'm working in KDE, the mouse doesn't do anything. It just moves around but its clicks don't have any effect. I have to logout and login again to resolve that problem.

I think that these two problems are the same. Also, I'm using nvidia proprietary driver version 275.21-7.1.

What should I do to debug this? What's your opinion about downgrading nvidia driver?


The whole mouse and suspend thing kind of makes me think X is buggy.

Check /var/log/zypp/history, that should be the location of zypper's history log file. That will tell you what you've recently installed/updated.

  • i've checked the file, here you can see some part of it: link. my xorg version is 7.6-43.44.1, but i haven't found anything on web regarding to any problem with this version. do you think downgrading is the solution? i say this because i had that problem with mouse from the first install. thanx ;-) – sazary Aug 20 '11 at 19:05
  • You could give a downgrade a try, if that's worked in the past. But I don't think that's the problem. If you can live with the possibility of losing some of your currently installed software, you can try sudo zypper dist-upgrade, which will sync all your packages to match the official repositories. – n0pe Aug 20 '11 at 19:20
  • when i enter that command, it shows me this list, and it doesn't do anything with xorg. so what should i do? is there any alternative version of xorg that i could use? also i didn't find any option regarding downgrading in zypper except dist-upgrade. do i have to download xorg from it's own website and compile it by myself? – sazary Aug 24 '11 at 10:52
  • There aren't any alternate versions that I know of. But I meant downgrading the version of your driver, not X. Also, there might be differences between the free and non-free versions of the driver which might be causing the issues. – n0pe Feb 13 '12 at 21:27

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