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    Default problem with KDE after update

    Hi Folks,

    I'm running 11.1 on my desktop machine. I've tried 11.2 on my laptop and love it, just haven't gotten around to upgrading the desktop, so doing that is my fallback if I can't fix my problem.
    I did "zypper dup" on the desktop thinking it would bring it up to date (I'm new to openSuse and not familiar with zypper)
    It downloaded a bunch of packages and now when I start the machine I get to the login screen and after typing my password I get an error message telling me to look at kdm.log
    Same problem using the failsafe configuration
    Here's what it contains

    Code:
    ********************************************************************************
    Note that your system uses syslog. All of kdm's internally generated messages
    (i.e., not from libraries and external programs/scripts it uses) go to the
    daemon.* syslog facility; check your syslog configuration to find out to which
    file(s) it is logged. PAM logs messages related to authentication to authpriv.*.
    ********************************************************************************
    
    
    X.Org X Server 1.5.2
    Release Date: 10 October 2008
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    Build Operating System: openSUSE SUSE LINUX
    Current Operating System: Linux alleycat 2.6.27.37-0.1-default #1 SMP 2009-10-15 14:56:58 +0200 x86_64
    Build Date: 02 July 2009  08:00:37AM
    
            Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
            to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Module Loader present
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
            (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
            (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Nov 25 08:07:52 2009
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    (EE) Failed to load module "type1" (module does not exist, 0)
    Driver not XRANDR 1.2 capable, ignoring DISPLAYMANAGER_RANDR_MODE_* settings
    can anyone tell what the problem is?
    Like I said, if I can't fix it I'll just backup all my stuff from the command line and start over with a clean install of 11.2, but I figured I may as well try to fix things just as a learning experience
    Can I tell zypper to rollback the changes?
    I have an nvidia 7800 GT video card and I can't run nvidia_settings or sax2 from the command line (I get error messages, I'll capture them and post)

    TIA
    Dave

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    Default Re: problem with KDE after update

    Try logging in at runlevel 3 (type '3' in the box at the boot menu before you select 'openSUSE'), then logging in as root, and running

    Code:
    sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
    Then type 'reboot', and that should let you get back into SUSE, where you can probably fix things by installing an updated nvidia driver to match your new kernel.

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    Default Re: problem with KDE after update

    no go with sax2
    it gives errors about not being able to find stuff
    haven't quite figured out how to capture them and post here
    how do I send the output of a command to a file so I can post it here?
    can't I update the nvidia driver from the command line?

    Dave

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    sax2 doesn't work at all, even for a VESA configuration? That's a problem

    Code:
    sax2 > saxerrors.txt
    Should hopefully do it. I'm afraid I have almost no experience installing graphics drivers...

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    when I try to send the output of sax2 to a text file I end up with giberish

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    ESC[?25lESC[?1cSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -
    ^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^M^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^M^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MSaX: |^MSaX: /^MSaX: -^MSaX: \^MESC[?25hESC[?0c^MSaX: initializing please wait...
    SaX: your current configuration will not be read in
    what I see on the screen says something about

    can't locate FBSet.pm
    lists a bunch of libs
    compilation fails at /usr/share/sax/init.pl


    Dave

    BTW: all my stuff is backed up so this is academic

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    Well, sorry mate, but this one's totally over my head...

    [Isn't there a Sax2 log in /var/log somewhere or other? Might help...]

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    Default Re: problem with KDE after update

    SaX.log in /var/log shows nothing of interest
    I downloaded and installed the latest driver from NVidia
    no change
    I had previously uprgaded from the default kde 4.1 to a newer release, not sure which. wonder if that's the problem?

    Dave

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    The success of zypper dup is totally dependant on which repos you have enabled. And even then, a clean install is usually better.

    Could you please post the output of:

    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    and

    Code:
    zypper verify

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    ok, I see the error in my ways
    I thought zypper dup was going to get me the most current packages for 11.1
    apparently it tried to upgrade me to 11.2
    operator error
    I'll post the output of those commands in a few

    Dave

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    zypper lr -d
    Code:
    #  | Alias                | Name                  | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                                  | Service
    ---+----------------------+-----------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
    1  | 11.1                 | 11.1                  | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.1                                             |
    2  | Mozilla              | Mozilla               | Yes     | Yes     |   20     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.1/                     |
    3  | devel:tools:building | devel:tools:building  | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/tools:/building/openSUSE_11.1/      |
    4  | kde-desktop          | kde-desktop           | Yes     | Yes     |   10     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Factory:/Desktop/openSUSE_11.1/ |
    5  | kde3                 | kde3                  | No      | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/KDE3/openSUSE_11.1/                   |
    6  | openSUSE 11.1-0      | openSUSE 11.1-0       | No      | No      |   99     | yast2  | cd:///?devices=/dev/sr0                                                              |
    7  | repo                 | Packman Repository    | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.skynet.be/pub/packman/suse/11.1/                                          |
    8  | repo-debug           | openSUSE-11.1-Debug   | No      | Yes     |  100     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/11.1/repo/oss/                       |
    9  | repo-non-oss         | openSUSE-11.1-Non-Oss | Yes     | Yes     |  100     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.1/repo/non-oss/                         |
    10 | repo-oss             | openSUSE-11.1-Oss     | Yes     | Yes     |  100     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.1/repo/oss/                             |
    11 | repo-source          | openSUSE-11.1-Source  | Yes     | Yes     |  100     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/11.1/repo/oss/                      |
    12 | repo-update          | openSUSE-11.1-Update  | Yes     | Yes     |   20     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.1/                                            |
    13 | repo_1               | openSUSE Education    | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://www.opensuse-education.org/download/repo/1.0/11.1
    zypper verify
    Code:
    Retrieving repository 'Mozilla' metadata [...]
    Building repository 'Mozilla' cache [....]
    Retrieving repository 'Packman Repository' metadata [...............................................]
    Building repository 'Packman Repository' cache [....]
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Dependencies of all installed packages are satisfied.
    anything I can try to attempt to fix my mistake?
    can I install some lightweight desktop to use while I make sure I've backed up all my stuff?

    Dave

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