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Thread: Borked Fresh Install (openSUSE 11.1 x86_64 GNOME)

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    Default Borked Fresh Install (openSUSE 11.1 x86_64 GNOME)

    Just like the title says.

    I installed a YMP from the opensuse-community.org site to get MPlayer and WMV Video files to play correctly in Firefox.

    Well, I got that working, and presumably, in the process, messed up the gconf settings daemon from ever running again.

    Now when I try to run 'gnome-appearance-properties', I get the following error message:

    Unable to start the settings manager 'gnome-settings-daemon'.
    Without the GNOME settings manager running, some preferences may not take effect. This could indicate a problem with Bonobo, or a non-GNOME (e.g. KDE) settings manager may already be active and conflicting with the GNOME settings manager.
    Here's my current process output:
    # ps aux | grep -i kd
    root 12 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 17:17 0:00 [kblockd/0]
    root 13 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 17:17 0:00 [kblockd/1]
    # ps aux | grep -i gn
    root 2543 0.0 0.0 46212 2820 ? S 17:18 0:00 /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-simple-slave --display-id /org/gnome/DisplayManager/Display1
    matt 2968 0.0 0.1 219104 9900 ? Ssl 17:18 0:00 /usr/bin/gnome-session
    matt 3597 0.0 0.0 22024 760 ? S 17:18 0:00 dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/bin/gnome-session
    matt 3608 0.0 0.0 107660 4128 ? S 17:18 0:00 /usr/lib64/gnome-session/helpers/gnome-keyring-daemon-wrapper
    matt 3613 0.0 0.1 356000 15356 ? Ssl 17:18 0:01 /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon
    matt 3614 0.0 0.0 66576 2316 ? SL 17:18 0:00 /usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon
    matt 3619 0.3 0.2 395480 21436 ? S 17:18 0:20 gnome-panel
    matt 3769 0.0 0.2 344108 20276 ? S 17:18 0:01 /usr/lib/gnome-main-menu/main-menu --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_MainMenu_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=21
    matt 3772 0.0 0.2 327032 17312 ? Sl 17:18 0:00 /usr/lib/gnome-panel/mixer_applet2 --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_MixerApplet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=33
    matt 3785 0.0 0.0 212808 4952 ? Ss 17:18 0:06 gnome-screensaver
    matt 3912 0.0 0.1 226512 10432 ? Ss 17:18 0:00 gnome-power-manager
    matt 4021 0.0 0.1 304212 9484 ? Sl 17:19 0:00 /usr/lib64/evolution-data-server/evolution-data-server-2.24 --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_Evolution_DataServer_BookFactory:1.2 --oaf-ior-fd=29
    matt 4063 0.0 0.1 295604 14740 ? Sl 17:21 0:00 gnomesu -- /sbin/yast2
    root 4064 0.0 0.0 55724 1640 ? S 17:21 0:00 /usr/lib/libgnomesu/gnomesu-pam-backend 17 16 root /sbin/yast2
    root 4090 0.0 0.2 296296 19796 ? S 17:21 0:03 /usr/lib/YaST2/bin/y2controlcenter-gnome -S
    root 5823 0.0 0.1 216836 9796 ? Sl 18:32 0:00 gnomesu -- /sbin/yast2 sw_single
    root 5825 0.0 0.0 53588 1476 ? S 18:32 0:00 /usr/lib/libgnomesu/gnomesu-pam-backend 17 16 root /sbin/yast2 sw_single
    root 6100 0.0 0.0 5284 828 pts/0 R+ 19:07 0:00 grep -i gn
    Any ideas?

    And if these codecs are so wrong and/or unsupported, then where can I purchase a legal copy to install on my openSUSE?

    Thanks in advanced.

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    Red face Re: Borked Fresh Install (openSUSE 11.1 x86_64 GNOME)

    Short version: I'm an openSUSE newbie.

    Long version:

    I ended up reading through the YMP file to figure out what all software I needed to remove, downgrade, or reinstall.

    At this point, I still couldn't run 'gnome-appearance-settings' from my user account, but it worked under root. So I tried removing all directories under my home dir that was dot-prefixed, and still, I couldn't run it.

    Then, it dawned on me.. there must be a control panel item to access it properly. There it was: Computer > Control Center > Look and Feel > Appearance.

    Boy do I feel stupid. It sure was irritating though.

    Anyways, I read up some more on Fluendo, and I think I'll be purchasing their codec pack in just a minute.

    Also, FWIW, does anyone know if PowerDVD or similar application will be available to openSUSE soon?

  3. #3
    JosephKK NNTP User

    Default Re: Borked Fresh Install (openSUSE 11.1 x86_64 GNOME)

    On Tue, 09 Jun 2009 02:56:01 GMT, mattx86
    <mattx86@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >Short version: I'm an openSUSE newbie.
    >
    >Long version:
    >
    >I ended up reading through the YMP file to figure out what all software
    >I needed to remove, downgrade, or reinstall.
    >
    >At this point, I still couldn't run 'gnome-appearance-settings' from my
    >user account, but it worked under root. So I tried removing all
    >directories under my home dir that was dot-prefixed, and still, I
    >couldn't run it.
    >
    >Then, it dawned on me.. there must be a control panel item to access it
    >properly. There it was: Computer > Control Center > Look and Feel >
    >Appearance.
    >
    >Boy do I feel stupid. It sure was irritating though.
    >
    >Anyways, I read up some more on Fluendo, and I think I'll be purchasing
    >their codec pack in just a minute.
    >
    >Also, FWIW, does anyone know if PowerDVD or similar application will be
    >available to openSUSE soon?


    Gee, does none of Amarok, Xine, SMplayer, V4L, Videolan or the others
    suit your pleasure?

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