OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 reach end of life status 2017-05-17. Today I found time and willingness to do something about it. :-)

After upgrade with zypper dup command and rebooting I saw a black screen. I managed to run SUSE in emergency mode and read journalctl -xb output.

I would like to paste the whole log here, but I do not know how to do it. I heard systemd logs are stored binary.

Few things I noticed in journal:

  • Dependency failed for Local File System.
  • Dependency failed for Local AMD External Events Deamon.
  • Dependency failed for Local A service to build fglrx kernel module for new kernels.

I do have AMD Radeon 7850 and before upgrade I was using AMD proprietary driver.

After reading journal, I ran command startx i got black screen.

I guess the simplest solution would be switching to default drivers but I don't know how to do that.

Also I am worried about Dependency failed for Local File System.

Thank you in advance for any help.

Edit 1: As sebath suggested, I redirect journal output to file. Logs exceeded message limit so I put it on pastebin: https://pastebin.com/2EU52QfV

  • You could redirect the output of journalctl to get a text log.
    – sebasth
    Commented Sep 3, 2017 at 15:08

1 Answer 1


The most common issues I have encountered are:

  1. snapper fills the root partition to 100% -- solution: remove snapshots.
  2. proprietary video driver fails-- solution: reinstall it.
  3. KDE desktop issues-- solution: delete all of the KDE config. files in ~
  4. new kernel auto-uninstalled-- solution: reinstall it.
  5. grub not working-- workaround: use USB boot and then at grub load from HDD
  6. changed ~/.Xauthority and forgot: delete customization

Unfortunately your pastebin has expired and I cannot see detail as to whether one of those scenarios applies. If it is 1. (snapper) then your zypper dup may have completed with errors and write access would be denied for the root, preventing temporary log writes and such (and preventing a normal boot).

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