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    Default Inadvertant KDE Update

    Some what sheepish grin!!

    I decided to do a 1 click update to KDE 4.2 from 4.0 However, I aborted after I found umpteen conflicts. I thought I would wait fro 4.3 in the summer.

    However, I decided to update my packages anyway. I hit the update and lo and behold my repositories had pointed to KDE 4.2. So I got an update to 4.2.

    However, KDE4.2 wouldn't even start!!!

    I managed to open Yast from the failsafe command line and then scoured the repositories for everything 4.2 and updated it.

    I now have a reasonable working KDE 4.2. However, the task bar doesn't look very pretty but I can live with that.

    But now Firefox has given up entirely it got updated when I did a general update.

    It has given me a chance to use the new KDE 4.2 Konqueror that actually looks quite good!

    I have tried deinstalling and re-installing but no avail

    But... I would like my firefox to work.

    Any Ideas?

    Also any advice on my inadvertent update to KDE 4.2

    Many thanks

    ps. I am a total newbie Suse addict

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    Default Re: Inadvertant KDE Update

    Login to CLI and do this:

    mv /home/*username/.kde4 .kde4old

    that will give you a new kde4 settings folder - *username = must put your username.

    you can do the same with mozilla

    mv /home/*username/.mozilla .mozillaold

    this will start a new mozilla settings - you can pick up your bookmarks from the .mozillaold folder
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    Slightly odd - Is you say you were kde4.0 (so is this OS 11.0)

    In Yast Software Management if you filter by repo and select the new kde4 factory repo, see if there are blue (or maybe red) packages. If only blue - do update all in this list if New avail
    If red there too, do update all unconditionally.
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    Default Re: Inadvertant KDE Update

    I gave up in the end. I have two disks which have a boot capability. I Booted up the 10.3 disk moved all of my 11.0 files onto that disk.

    I then re-installed 11.1 (from the current LINUX magazine) which works Fine! needless to say I did NOT update to kde 4.2. There are too many worrying dependency issues.

    I am now happy on KDE 4.1 with 11.1

    I have moved all of my files back and everything OK.

    Now that I have a working KDE I realise I was on some strange hybrid that was doomed to failure.

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