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  1. #1
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    Default Updates are being Installed

    Good Morning,
    When openSuse does its auto daily updates is there anyway to 'turn off' the streaming updates are being installed messages that take over the right hand edge of the screen.

    Cheers

    Ron

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    Default Re: Updates are being Installed

    vk4kbg wrote:
    > Good Morning,
    > When openSuse does its auto daily updates is there anyway to 'turn off'
    > the streaming updates are being installed messages that take over the
    > right hand edge of the screen.


    So you want to disable the updater on login?
    I am assuming that you are in KDE, because I just never got bugged by
    the updater in Gnome (unless deactivating it in KDE deactivates it too
    in Gnome?).

    You should have an icon in the lower right panel with a red triangle and
    a "!" or a green geeko chameleon. Right click it > Configure applet... >
    uncheck "Automatically start updater on login" (as well as anything you
    don't want).

    To manually start it (which you should, from time to time)
    KDE: KMenu > Applications > Desktop Applet > kupdateapplet

    Check out this: http://tinyurl.com/mns53k, section 3.3 on updater applets



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    Default Re: Updates are being Installed

    Thanks for the reply,
    What is happening, when I use the auto download and install selection in 'Software Update Preferences', the downloading and installation starts and as SusE downloads and installs each update a rectangular box pops up, and these boxes cascade on top of each other taking up the whole right-hand side of the screen. This process continues for hours and hours. Whether it every ends I don't know because after several hours I have always had enough and shut off auto update in 'Software Update Preferences' and reboot.

    I then go to 'Update on line' and install any updates in a few seconds.

    By the way I am use Gnome
    Suse 11.1
    Fully updated

    Cheers

    Ron

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    brassy NNTP User

    Default Re: Updates are being Installed

    vk4kbg wrote:
    > Thanks for the reply,
    > What is happening, when I use the auto download and install selection
    > in 'Software Update Preferences', the downloading and installation
    > starts and as SusE downloads and installs each update a rectangular box
    > pops up, and these boxes cascade on top of each other taking up the
    > whole right-hand side of the screen. This process continues for hours
    > and hours. Whether it every ends I don't know because after several
    > hours I have always had enough and shut off auto update in 'Software
    > Update Preferences' and reboot.
    >
    > I then go to 'Update on line' and install any updates in a few
    > seconds.
    >
    > By the way I am use Gnome
    > Suse 11.1
    > Fully updated
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Ron
    >
    >

    something is BAD wrong with your openSUSE Updater (which i _think_ is
    the name of that thing down in the bottom right that looks like a
    lizard head with a couple of curved barbs rotating around it...

    _maybe_ a fix is possible if you go into YaST > Software Management >
    search on "updater" and then left click either or both of the little
    boxes next to opensuse-updater-gnome and opensuse-updated-kde until
    the GREEN update icon appears (right click to see the options: keep,
    delete, update, etc....THEN on the "Accept" button..

    or, _perhaps_ it would be best to use zypper to refresh/bebuild the
    updater and YaST like so:

    open a terminal, then type the first line below and press enter, give
    your root pass, then WAIT until all activity has stopped and you are
    returned to the command prompt, and then type the second, wait, repeat

    Code:
    su -
    
    rpmdb --rebuilddb
    
    zypper ref
    
    zypper up
    After that see if the openSUSE Updater still takes 'hours'...BY the
    way, it has been my experience that when one runs out of patience with
    updating and kills the process and reboots: _everytime_ it screws up
    all automatic updating scripts FOREVER...try the above fix to that,
    and then be MORE patient (if the networks are clogged with users it
    can take a LONG TIME for the (free) servers to provide you the data
    needed for the updates....is is NOT like the servers are all owned by
    the openSUSE community--they are usually university servers and they
    THROTTLE their downloads to us)..

    if you become impatient, go for a walk, take a nap, etc..

    oh, and how many repos to you have active? EACH one of them will add
    TIME to everything software related that happens with YaST or openSUSE
    Updater.. (you should, usually, have only FOUR active repos!)

    good luck...have fun


    --
    brassy

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