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    Default Kdeinit4....check installation?

    I have a dual install, openSUSE 11 and vista, running on my laptop. When I turn it on it goes to OS selection screen through grub and I choose my default (it does the same thing on any choice except Vista). Then it goes to the openSUSE loading screen (green screen little white bar slowly fills up) but a little ways in it flips to a blank screen and gives me a message about the kdeinit4 and that I should check my installation. I am not sure what to do from here. This worked on this laptop for about three weeks now and I did not change anything yesterday when I had it up and running. Thanks for the time and the help!!

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    have you a text login?
    if yes then logon as root (or as user and then su) and run yast
    from software menagment reinstall or deinstall kde4 stuff and see what is going on

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    Ok when I pull up all of the KDE4 stuff there is a ton of it. Should I really uninstall all of it? It seems like maybe this will cause instability in the system or maybe cause it not to function, I could be wrong.

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    So I also saw another post in another thread that told me to update all packages through yast, I did this and it did not help. I just ended up spending forever waiting on it to install a bunch of different things. So I am still lost and I don't know if I should go ahead and uninstall anything and everything that says KDE4 on it or if there might be a better way. Thanks everyone in advance for the help!

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    kde4 is still not ready for use although the last update is pretty stable on my system
    hopefully, in the end of month we'll see the final kde 4.1 that should be ok for end user
    and last, opensuse 11.1 in the autumn will bring it with all suse extras

    i would suggest you to install kde 3.5 from repos to make the system run and it's up to you leave or remove kde4

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    Ok I am new to linux and I need you to be a bit more step by step here. I have been able to follow most of the time but it takes me a bit. I can run Icewm & something called TWM but I cannot get into KDE4 still. So how do I go about taking ALL of the KDE4 stuff off. I have been able to remove a couple of components but there is a ton of stuff in yast software management and I think that is not where I am supposed to be anyway. Point being if you could just tell me the easiest/ most correct way to uninstall the kde4 it would be fantastic!! Thank you for your help!!

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    i'd advise you first to install kde 3.5

    go to yast -> Software menagment and install patterns KDE3 Base System and KDE3 Desktop Environment
    after finish logout and from Session type at login screen choose kde for kde3. kde4 is for kde4
    if it's ok add kde 3.5 repos from
    KDE/Repositories - openSUSE
    you need kde core and kde backports. other 2 are optional


    removal of kde4 could be tricky because some applications like ktorrent3 use base kde4 libs
    pay attention that kde3 and kde4 don't interfer so you can have both of them

    unfortunatelly patterns kde4 base system and kde4 desktop environment offer packages not related to kde4 that you are likely to use
    so uninstalling these patterns is not a good idea

    if you still want to go ahead then search for kde
    will get list of all kde3 and kde4 packages

    carefully scroll the list and select for deletition kde4 ones
    kde4 packages are named with kde4ABC or kdeABC4
    kde3 - kde3ABC or kdeABC3
    need to remove a couple of libkdeABC4 packages too

    very likely you'll get prompts for missing dependencies for some applications
    one approach is to leave the needed kde4 rpms
    or delete them alltogether with applications and later install the applications back. they will bring for autoinstall the needed kde4 libraries.

    one more time - if unsure just leave kde4 and use kde3 untill kde 4.1 final release is out

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    hi To All

    I have the same problem with Kdeinit4 The problem
    Is caused by the latest update.

    I have no Idea how to cure it Suse want shooting.
    do they not test before downloading this stuff.

    the time and effort wasted trying to get it back
    without reinstalling is beyond believe.

    Is there a way to remove the updates and still keep whats installed

    thank you Rushman

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    Hi from rushman,

    Hi here is a work around that I have used on my Lenova Laptop

    new Installation,
    Kde4 selected
    update will bring you to the repos
    only tick ,Packman,nvidia or Ati,X11,videolan

    When the update panel comes up de select the KDE ones

    on re boot you will find your home directory is still.intact.

    best of luck

    rushman

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    Hello all,

    I just ran into the same KDEINIT4 problem this AM when I performed the updates, I haven't updated in a few days so I'm not sure which update fubared the system.

    Without doing a reinstall, is there a way to work around this, as I am unable to get into my system?

    If this is a common issue, with many having this problem with openSUSE 11 KDE4, I can't see how this got past the testing phase.

    If it helps, I am running the following hardware:

    AMD 64 3800+
    ATI Radeon x1600
    2 gigs RAM

    --Kevin

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