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    I attempted to upgrade KDE 4.7.2 to KDE 4.8.3 by using the yast repository manager.

    There is a good chance I did not let the installer finish the install before I rebooted and, on reboot, I was asked for a login which I provided but was rejected.

    I tried to boot up with the installation DVD but again, I was asked for my login wiich was rejected.
    My question is, how can I roll back to KDE 4.7.3 or boot up on KDE 4.8.3 or just get around the login?

    There is a brute force way to fix this and, the way of the penguin, I prefer to do this the way of the Penguin .


    System;
    KDE Development Platform 4.7.2 (4.7.2) "release 5
    OS: Linux 3.1.10-1.9-desktop x86_64
    Current user: bilbo@linux-y8y3
    System: openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64)
    KDE: 4.7.2 (4.7.2) "release 5"
    AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor

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    Can you reboot and when you get to the graphical login then simply hit CTRL+ALT+F2 (CTRL+ALT+F7 takes you back) and then try logging in as root or your normal user account? If so can you from there try using zypper to do a proper update again?

    If you can't this might help too? SDB:Recover root password - openSUSE

    Good luck!

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    Thank you for your time to reply - I will try as you suggest

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    ok, that put me into a login screen and I cannot log in because the system doesn't recognize me,
    I should not have to login, there IS no login, only a root password.

    Brute force is starting to look like the only way

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    IME openSUSE always aks for the login first and then the password. I have yet to see a login screen (graphical? text?) that just asks for the root password, without at least showing the login name. If this was windows I'd say it was a virus...

    Anyway, are you sure you have the correct password? Caps Lock is off? Password has non-ascii characters not passed correctly by the kbd because it's not correctly initialized at this stage? Just guessing.

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    Reboot
    At the grub menu press Backspace
    Like shown here: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/Ya...ial%20Boot.png

    Then just type the number 3
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/Ya...oot%20line.png

    Hit enter

    Eventually you will arrive at a text login
    type your username, hit enter
    type your password, hit enter

    Now type:
    su -
    hit enter

    Now type:
    your root password

    Now type:
    zypper ref
    (this assumes you are connected to the internet by wire)

    Now type:
    zypper dup

    (y) to agree to the upgrade

    Wait for it to run

    Then type:
    reboot
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    Thank you for your time but it is too late - brute force won the day.
    I stripped my hard drive and started over

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    I am not tied to the internet via wire.
    I am wireless.

    I just tried again to install kde 4.8.3 with exactly the same results.

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    A guide to upgrading kde is here
    KDE 4.8> for openSUSE 12.1 - Blogs - openSUSE Forums
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    In the login screen, click the Sessions option, select KDE Plasma Workspace. Then login. Please let know if that helped.
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