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    shiva516 NNTP User

    Unhappy YAST failure only under kde, not gnome

    I'm a new user just having installed 11.0. Everything is working well so far with one exception:

    YAST will not load/execute under KDE4. Under Gnome, everything works as expected, but trying to invoke YAST under KDE4 fails. The application shows up on the task bar for a few moments, asks for root password, then acts like it's loading, just to go away with no completion.

    Is there an error log or something where I can look for this problem? If I log out of my KDE session, and log back in under Gnome, YAST invokes and runs just as expected.

    Any feedback will be appreciated, as I'm a real beginner at Linux. Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: YAST failure only under kde, not gnome

    SUSE 11.0 and kde4. I'm not surprised it's flaky.

    Open a terminal and type:

    Code:
    /usr/bin/xdg-su -c /sbin/yast2
    see if that starts it, and if any errors display in the terminal
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    shiva516 NNTP User

    Default Re: YAST failure only under kde, not gnome

    When invoked as you recommended, the terminal screen says:

    QT GUI wanted, not found, falling back to GTK


    or something close to that, then YAST ncurses text-mode does start and work correctly. The library in question is already installed on the system however... could this be a memory-management failure? I only have 512Mb ram on the laptop in question.

    Otherwise, how do I go about resolving the conflict?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: YAST failure only under kde, not gnome

    You may need to install yast2-qt and yast2-control-center-qt.

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    shiva516 NNTP User

    Default Re: YAST failure only under kde, not gnome

    JJMT, you were right on the money. I don't know why these modules weren't picked up automatically during "dependencies" checking, but they were missing. Installed and everything is running fine under KDE now.

    Thanks very much for the help!

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