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  1. #11
    dd@home.dk NNTP User

    Default Re: How to get back into normal KDE after updates caused problems

    On 07/01/2012 11:56 PM, dentman wrote:
    > Okay I fixed my problem!


    hmmmmmm....no, i think you changed the symptoms (not being able to start
    KDE) produced by the problem (conflicting system software)..

    you can expect that going forward your system will continue to be
    unstable and unpredictable

    > Now I just want to know how to get rid of all the **** I accidentally
    > installed with the 170 things I updated!


    note 1: you may wish to collect the advice of several prior to
    proceeding--i absolutely do NOT guarantee that my advice will be the
    best you can get...nor that it will make you smile..in fact, i'd say to
    WAIT for others to chime in.

    note 2: read prior to proceeding: http://tinyurl.com/DD-Caveat

    note 3: make a complete backup of all important data (music, video,
    emails, etc etc etc) prior to beginning....some would say (and i would
    do) to also make a copy of /etc and /var (you might need them, you might
    not)

    note 4: i see that you have KDE4.8 enabled which probably means you are
    running that...my advice below (if you choose to take it) will reset
    your system to the way it was when originally installed plus all
    security updates and patches applied via the update repo since
    inception...(that is, afterwards you will have a predecessor to KDE4.8)

    note 5: yours is such a mess i'm not sure but what a fresh install of
    12.1 would be more likely to be successful than the vodoo below....but,
    this _should_ be quicker and it _MAY_ work....it may not...but, with a
    good backup of your data you can always do a format install and then
    rejoin your data into the system, so . . .

    since you have hacked a way into kde, i think you can repair inside that
    environment

    - use YaST Software Repositories to disable and cease refreshing *all*
    repos other than oss, non-oss, updates and packman: in your listing from
    your second post above, that would be to disable all except repos
    numbers 5, 17, 20 and 21

    -further, you can stop the refreshing of repos 20 and 21 since they
    never change)

    - perform the following in a terminal, one step at a time [please wait
    for other opinions prior to continuing]

    [code]
    su - <don't over look the -
    zypper clean --all
    rpmdb --rebuilddb
    zypper ref
    zypper dup
    zypper up
    [code]

    --
    dd
    "It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
    to undo the problems caused by not." so wrote dd on 23 Jan 11



  2. #12
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    Default Re: How to get back into normal KDE after updates caused problems

    DD
    You were so right! After I said it was fixed it crashed and then needed a bit of coaxing to run.

    I read all your warnings and decided that I could reinstall if your advice messed up my system. Well it worked just fine! It downgraded like 1100 items and deleted hundreds and upgraded etc and now it works fine.

    Thank you for all your help. I learned a valuable lesson about adding repos willy nilly. I won't do that again.

    Rick

  3. #13
    dd@home.dk NNTP User

    Default Re: How to get back into normal KDE after updates caused problems

    On 07/03/2012 04:06 AM, dentman wrote:
    >
    > Thank you for all your help. I learned a valuable lesson about adding
    > repos willy nilly. I won't do that again.


    THANKS for posting! (i am very happy to hear your machine is sweet with
    openSUSE again, AND your house didn't burn down!!)

    --
    dd


  4. #14

    Talking Re: How to get back into normal KDE after updates caused problems

    Quote Originally Posted by dentman View Post
    Okay I fixed my problem!
    I could resolve my KDE hiccup with an update to openSUSE 12.2 yesterday.

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