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    Post How to revert Suse 11.3 KDE to the freshly installed state

    I want to revert Suse 11.3 KDE to a freshly installed state.
    I mean, is there any way to remove any traces of software(s) which have been installed or updated along with any associated repositories.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: How to revert Suse 11.3 KDE to the freshly installed state

    I have just tested this out and it works. You can use:
    Code:
    cat /var/log/zypp/history | grep install | grep `hostname` | sed 's/|/ /g' | awk '{print $4}'
    command to show all packages you have manually installed. However I am not sure about reverting updates or removing associated repos.
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    Default Re: How to revert Suse 11.3 KDE to the freshly installed state

    I think You could do that by removing all repos except OSS, non-OSS an updates and then issue this command from terminal :
    Code:
    zypper dup
    Best regards,
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    Best regards,
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    Default Re: How to revert Suse 11.3 KDE to the freshly installed state

    The other way is just to back up any important data you have on there and just do a complete reinstall
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    Default Re: How to revert Suse 11.3 KDE to the freshly installed state

    Quote Originally Posted by glistwan View Post
    I think You could do that by removing all repos except OSS, non-OSS an updates and then issue this command from terminal :
    Code:
    zypper dup
    I have the following Repositories:
    @System
    NVIDIA Repository
    Packman Repository
    openSUSE-11.3-Non-Oss
    openSUSE-11.3-Oss
    openSUSE-11.3-Update

    Do I have to remove @System too?.... And please tell the way to remove them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ah7013 View Post
    The other way is just to back up any important data you have on there and just do a complete reinstall
    Sorry for being ignorant of the way, how can I do a complete reinstall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babloo75 View Post
    Sorry for being ignorant of the way, how can I do a complete reinstall.
    Here is a guide:
    Visual Guide to Installing OpenSUSE 11.3 | Layman Linux

    Make sure before you reinstall you have backed up all your data

    Why do you want the "freshly installed state" anyway?
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    Default Re: How to revert Suse 11.3 KDE to the freshly installed state

    Quote Originally Posted by babloo75 View Post
    I have the following Repositories:
    @System
    NVIDIA Repository
    Packman Repository
    openSUSE-11.3-Non-Oss
    openSUSE-11.3-Oss
    openSUSE-11.3-Update

    Do I have to remove @System too?.... And please tell the way to remove them.
    AFAIK You can't remove @System repo as it's not really a repo. It resembles the packages that are installed on your system.

    Best regards,
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    Best regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ah7013 View Post
    Why do you want the "freshly installed state" anyway?
    the reason for the complete reinstall:
    i had installed many softwares (many browsers- google chrome, firefox, rekonq; many players- amarok, smplayer, kaffeine)
    So many browsers, in order to get good fonts configuration because the default browser Konqueror, at times doesn't open few web pages and sometimes shows ugly fonts. For the last 2 days I am struggling to open even suse forums web site. And at the time of installation of google chrome, there was total install of about 89MB of data on suse. While during deinstallation, only 20-30 MB of data was removed. And the extra 60MB, where has it gone, I have no idea. It may be a malicious data (I have doubts)
    Firefox was the default, but because it was very slow, so I removed it and reinstalled it. But it continued to be the slowest browser I have ever seen.
    Rekonq, I feel, is the fastest browser but I cannot modify as per my wishes.

    So many players, because of lots of deficiencies and inadequacies in the media players. Finally I have installed vlc.

    Now after lots of interference with the repositories, I have doubts about the malicious activities in the system.
    in contrast to Ubuntu, I cannot find any command to remove residual configuration files (similar to the Synaptic Package manager in Ubuntu).

    Is there any way to remove any residual clutter in the system. Please guide me- what should be done in the present scenario.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: How to revert Suse 11.3 KDE to the freshly installed state

    Before You uninstalled chrome You should have used this trick :
    Software Removal - Quick tip

    I think this way all the 90 MB of data would be freed but anyway don't worry about the extra 60 MB as it's as much as nothing for today's hard drives. (and I'm 99.9% sure it's not malware). I think it will be much easier for You to keep it than try to remove all the unnecessary packages and break something in the process. Give yourself some time and You'll get the hang of how to deal in such situations.

    Also a very nice feature is to export your current list of packages before installing new ones. That way it will be easy to go back if You don't like what You installed. You can do this with Yast->manage software->file->export and You will get a file with the current state of your packages. It's not hard to guess that to revert You need the import feature

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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