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    Dear friends!

    I finally convinced my wife to remove Windows from her Acer Aspire 5680 and instead to use OpenSuse, but unfortunately I am having some major trouble for no reason.

    You see as soon as I installed the OS, I tried to add some new programs, like Thunderbird, etc but I keep getting an Accessing the Package Management failed error message. It says that it can't continue because process 9172 is blocking it. But I opened the System Monitor and can't find the **** 9172! My OpenSuse installation doesn't have this problem.



    Does anybody know how to fix it? I can't install or update any software at all!

    Cheers!
    Spyros Papaspyropoulos
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    Default Re: Accessing the Package Management failed!

    It is probably The desktop applet (I can't for the life of me remember the name....) trying to find updates. You'll find the little kritta in your task-bar. Either stop what you're up to until it finishes and the update or quit the little applet.....

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    Thanks but I don't know what you are referring too... If you remember the name, please post it when you can.

    Thank you so much for your time mate.
    Cheers!
    Spyros Papaspyropoulos
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    What should I be looking for in the taskbar? As you can see in the screenshot all icons in taskbar are standard.

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    Spyros Papaspyropoulos
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    Default Re: Accessing the Package Management failed!

    It's the update icon on the task-bar. If, like me you're using KDE it's at the bottom. It will either look like the suse symbol or a red or amber triangle. Right click on this and it gives you options or if it's a triangle left click to install.

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    I am using Gnome, not KDE... I don't have any icon like the one you describe... I must have another problem mate
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    Default Re: Accessing the Package Management failed!

    Actually I guess from your screen shot (boy I should learn to look!) I guess you may be running Gnome desktop. But if you look at the system monitor then you will see that gpk-update-icon is running this (I think) is the culprit. If you can't find the icon try killing it and updating from YAST before continuing.

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    Thanks mate!!! I was so frustrated I was about to perform a clean install! It seems to be working fine now! You are the man!
    Spyros Papaspyropoulos
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    Do not try to remove the update applet. Just disable it from it's config settings (right click updater icon).
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    Glad that worked for you! As for the update applet,it will reappear when you reboot. Try to find the said applet, if its not appearing in your task bar then right click and add widgets (that's what they're called in KDE, maybe different under Gnome) and search for the update applet. But my guess is it will be there somewhere!

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