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    Default Progress bar on my desktop from nowhere!

    I have installed opensuse 11.2 64-bit, KDE 4. I noticed that a progress bar appears in the middle of my desktop from no where every now and then! ALSO, another strange thing happens: whenever I start openOffice Writer or a any window/application with a text box (such as Firefox or yast) a random number appears. Even now that I'm typing this here in the forums, random single digit numbers 6are entered (such as that '6' in front of 'are' ) I am completely at a l0oss () here! Please any help would be appreciated! (number 5 just popped in my terminal window which I happen to0 have opened a few seconds ago... Heeelp! It spoils all the fun!!!

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    Never seen this. Your install seems somehow broken. Can you show the result of typing

    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    on the command line? And - I forgot - welcome to the forum !
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    Thank you,

    this is what zypper says:

    # | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service
    --+-------------------------------------+-----------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+-------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
    1 | Libdvdcss repository | Libdvdcss repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/11.2/ |
    2 | NVIDIA Repository | NVIDIA Repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.2/ |
    3 | Packman Repository | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /pub/packman/suse/11.2 |
    4 | X11GL | X11GL | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /repositories/X11:/XGL/openSUSE_11.2 |
    5 | http-download.opensuse.org-6cf32666 | Updates for openSUSE 11.2-0 | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /update/11.2 |
    6 | openSUSE 11.2-0 | openSUSE 11.2-0 | Yes | No | 99 | yast2 | cd:/// |
    7 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.2-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/11.2/repo/non-oss |
    8 | repo-oss | openSUSE-11.2-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/11.2/repo/oss |
    9 | repo-source | openSUSE-11.2-Source | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | Index of /source/distribution/11.2/repo/oss |


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    I didn't have any *major* problems with previous versions of opensuse (surely not like this one!) and I'm clueless...

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    Does #dmesg bring up anything unusual?
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    I've found that in the startup log the following lines are present:

    <6>[ 20.692012] i2c IR (Pinnacle PCTV): unknown key: key=0x42 raw=0x42 down=1
    <6>[ 20.794273] i2c IR (Pinnacle PCTV): unknown key: key=0x42 raw=0x42 down=0

    these lines also appear in the system's log, for example:

    Dec 28 21:42:41 linux-qsja kernel: [ 303.347008] i2c IR (Pinnacle PCTV): unknown key: key=0x42 raw=0x42 down=0
    Dec 28 21:42:45 linux-qsja kernel: [ 307.224011] i2c IR (Pinnacle PCTV): unknown key: key=0x42 raw=0x42 down=1
    Dec 28 21:42:45 linux-qsja kernel: [ 307.326012] i2c IR (Pinnacle PCTV): unknown key: key=0x42 raw=0x42 down=0
    Dec 28 21:42:46 linux-qsja kernel: [ 308.556012] i2c IR (Pinnacle PCTV): unknown key: key=0x42 raw=0x42 down=1

    I don't know if this has anything to do with the issue but I do not recall having lines like this in previous installations...

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    as a matter of fact dmesg also contains lines like:
    [ 596.419008] i2c IR (Pinnacle PCTV): unknown key: key=0x45 raw=0x45 down=0

    also I get errors like:
    [ 6.248055] ACPI: I/O resource 0000:00:1f.3 [0x400-0x41f] conflicts with ACPI region SMRG [0x400-0x40f]
    [ 6.248066] ACPI: If an ACPI driver is available for this device, you should use it instead of the native driver

    and:
    [ 6.762543] Error: Driver 'rt2870' is already registered, aborting...
    [ 6.762552] usbcore: error -17 registering interface driver rt2870

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    Sounds like Pinnacle PCTV is related to this issue then. Is there a TV tuner card installed? Or a USB Remote control or something?
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    Yes! There is a pci pinnacle pctv installed on my system which also comes with a remote control... (I didn't have any problems with it in opensuse 11.1 though...).

    Any ideas on how to rectify this?

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    that's the tv card, by the way...

    SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder
    Configured as TV card number 0
    Driver saa7134

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    What is that first libdvdcss repo you have active? Is it Videolan? Or something similar? This can mess up your system.

    Did you follow oldcpu's advice when installing?

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