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    Default is KDE 4.2 rc1 broken?

    After backing up the whole openSUSE 11.1 partition and waiting a few days, I attempted this last KDE 4.2 upgrade to rc1.
    The resulting desktop was a bit black, despite the german beer which is yellow. However, it was possible to see very well the white mouse pointer and even move it.
    I tought: "They are still more cynic as I pessimist!"
    Dit samebody get it working, and how?
    I mean by the openSUSE distribution.
    Thanks for your patience...

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    Default Re: is KDE 4.2 rc1 broken?

    It works fine

    I think you need to install

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    Default Re: is KDE 4.2 rc1 broken?

    Did the repo change? I'm doing a zypper up right now and dozens and dozens of packages are not found. All of them on kde factory.
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    4.2RC1 is in Factory now
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    You could try the command mv .kde4 kde4backup in your homefolder.
    Then try to login again.
    Special effects <- KDE 4.2 Showing off
    More KDE -> PINK KDE

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    Hi Folks!
    Thanks for your great help. I had also tried switching on Factory, the packages were different, but same result. Now I know that the repos are OK and you gave me some good suggestions: now is much easier to find what is wrong.
    Thanks again

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    Did you check for
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    Default Re: is KDE 4.2 rc1 broken?

    If you get a grey/white squared background instead of a black after you install everything, please see KDE 4.2 RC1 - Blank Desktop - openSUSE Forums for how to downgrade back.

    Bugged out for me with the latest factory version, and for at least one more person as well.
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    Default Re: is KDE 4.2 rc1 broken?

    I guess I just tried to get in at a bad time. I updated again and all is working. It cured the blank screen problem as noted in other thread.

    I'm using 4.2 on a test machine. Is it time to move it to the main pc?

    edit: this post scored me another gecko :-)
    Last edited by Prexy; 23-Jan-2009 at 08:45. Reason: celebrate
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