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    Default A few alarming problems!

    So I just started using 12.2 tonight, and also decided to go back to KDE after using gnome for a few months. A few problems arise as I am setting my system up.

    When I load Software Management in YaST, I get a weird error message:
    Insert ' (Disc 1)'
    URL: cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/usb-MATSHITA_BD-CMB_UJ-120_F7600002DA2E-0:0,/dev/sr0
    Failed to mount cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/usb-MATSHITA_BD-CMB_UJ-120_F7600002DA2E-0:0,/dev/sr0 on /var/adm/mount/AP_0xgkVivf: Mounting media failed (mount: no medium found on /dev/sr0)


    There is a check-box to "Automatically Eject CD or DVD Medium" and options to Retry, Skip Autorefresh, Skip, or Eject. I went with skip and I get a Warning:

    An error occurred during repository initialization.
    [|] Valid metadata not found at specified URL(s)
    History:
    - SKIP request: User-requested skipping of a file
    - Can't provide /media.1/media

    Which I then click OK to pass. I have no idea what this is affecting, if anything, but its still a little alarming. I have another problem! (much less alarming) This actually happened in KDE to me before in 11.3 and I couldn't fix it then, either. The time is wrong (on the taskbar)! I can select the Time Zone in the 'Adjust Date and Time' option, but that doesn't change it. In the Digital Clock Settings, UTC is by default checked, but even if I unclick that, and pick Eastern, and also set that to default, the time still stays 4 hours slow. Annoying!!

    Last problem, I promise. I use wireless security in my house-share, and I don't have admin control over the wireless router so I can't change the settings. As of now, its set to a Hidden Network with an SSID and a WEP password. It isn't a problem setting that up, but the problem is that every time I restart my computer I have to type in the SSID again to find the network and retype the stupidly long password. If I lose my password sticky note, I am essentially screwed haha. Hopefully there's a workaround to having to do this every time? I didn't have to do this in Gnome, it saved my network for me

    Please note that I am still very much sometimes dazzled by even the simplest of command line operations and all the kinds of technical abbreviations people tend to use on linux forums when they answer my questions, so please don't assume that I know anything beforehand at all and we'll be much better off!

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: A few alarming problems!

    Your error message, is because software management is looking for the install DVD.

    Start up Yast. Click on "Software Repositories".

    Select the line for "cd:". It is possibly the first line and might be already selected.

    Then uncheck "enabled" near the bottom of the screen.

    Click OK.

    After that, you should never be prompted for the DVD again (unless you re-enable it).

    My practice is to leave the install media enabled until after I have first run "online updates", and then added any software that was not on the DVD. Once that is done, I disable the install media as repo.
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    I use wireless security in my house-share, and I don't have admin control over the wireless router so I can't change the settings. As of now, its set to a Hidden Network with an SSID and a WEP password. It isn't a problem setting that up, but the problem is that every time I restart my computer I have to type in the SSID again to find the network and retype the stupidly long password. If I lose my password sticky note
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    Thanks so much! You guys are pro

    I fixed my connection and the bug, but the clock thing appears will take some reading haha. I have to read through the thread you gave me to figure out what actually worked in the end I guess! There appears to be more threads too, but it might just be a rehash of the same one: RC2: system time is always +2 hours after reboot

    Thanks again!

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    An error occurred during repository initialization.
    [|] Valid metadata not found at specified URL(s)

    To fix this error:

    1. Search for Install/Remove Software
    2. Run Install/Remove Software
    3. Ignore error
    4. Select Configuration > Repositories from the men bar
    5. Delete the cd:///?devices=/.... line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcls14352 View Post
    An error occurred during repository initialization.
    [|] Valid metadata not found at specified URL(s)

    To fix this error:

    1. Search for Install/Remove Software
    2. Run Install/Remove Software
    3. Ignore error
    4. Select Configuration > Repositories from the men bar
    5. Delete the cd:///?devices=/.... line.
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