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    Hello, I am unable to update/install and uninstall software because something locked up on me. I'm using Suse 10.3 When i click on install/remove software or try to use updates I get the following error.
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    System management is locked by the application with pid 2970 (/usr/sbin/packagekitd).
    Close this application before trying again.
    Rebooting has no effect and i could probably try opening packagekitd, but still unsure of what to do with it if I did..
    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: install/remove software locked

    It's the software updater in the panel
    Configure it to not start at boot
    reboot
    try again
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    How would I go about doing that?

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    well, YaST is locked because the YaST Online Updater (that round green
    little icon with a smiling lizard, down on the lower right part of
    your screen (unless you moved it) is also trying to run an update..

    while, solving that is not a problem it won't help you any because
    there are NO updates to get....openSUSE 10.3 has had NO updates since
    October 2009...and, it will never have another one, ever...

    that version is no longer supported with updates nor repos to hold
    updates (which is why yours is locked: because it is sitting waiting
    for a repo to appear which was unplugged almost a year ago)

    cite: http://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime

    so, the best thing you can do is install supported software (openSUSE
    11.1, 11.2, 11.3) but be advised: the newer software may or may not
    work on your machine...and you absolutely should take measures to
    protect/archive/backup all your music, photos, films, emails, master's
    thesis, etc etc etc etc before beginning the install process..

    ideally, that archive would not be on the same machine you are gonna
    install on..

    as an alternative, you can do as i do, use 10.3 without updates...and,
    just "be careful" with online contacts...but, i can't really tell you
    it is 'safe' or that you should do that..

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    Right click the updater applet and choose Configure
    In the box uncheck the start at boot option (You have to understand my wording is guessing a little as 10.3 went out with the ark)
    If that's not there, when you right click and choose quit, does it ask if you want to start at boot, choose no.
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    Well, there's still a problem.. if you're talking of the little orange star looking deal it has no such options. If it's the blue (sort of) icon that looks a bit like a globe..same thing.. No such options.
    A nice little "just shoot me now" option might help ..

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    Check the process id again and open a terminal and become su -
    do this

    kill -9 id#

    But as DD said 10.3 has no updates
    11.2 would be a good move for you
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    my bad.. i am using 11.3 not 10.3 .. Why i said 10.3 is anyones guess.. I'm getting old and stink at numbers i guess..

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    Will "kill -9 id#" work the same on 11.3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mram51 View Post
    my bad.. i am using 11.3 not 10.3 .. Why i said 10.3 is anyones guess.. I'm getting old and stink at numbers i guess..
    WOW
    That's a point we do need to be clear on
    So are you KDE of Gnome

    You see I don't use the updater at all.
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