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    Default Desktop Crashing frequently after updates in openSUSE 12.2

    Hi -- I have openSUSE 12.2 with KDE 4.8.5 "release 2". I updated my installation today with the usual "zypper dup" and got about 30-40 changes, I didn't really look to see what was coming in, I assumed just the ususal stuff to fix bugs in a new release of 12.2

    After that, every 1/2 hour or so the screen flips out and I end up at the KDE login screen.

    It has happened in the following situations:
    1. when I go to the website of my local post office in Goole Chrome (repeatable)
    2. when the screensaver comes on (repeatable)
    3. when I lock the screen to take a break (repeatable)
    4. spontaneously while I'm not operating anyting at all (repeatable)
    5. spontaneously while I'm working at the keyboard (repeatable)



    Any ideas folks?
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    Default Re: Desktop Crashing frequently after updates in openSUSE 12.2

    Try to look in ~/.xsession-errors ~/.xsession-errors.old /var/log/Xorg.0.log and /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old for info.

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    Default Re: Desktop Crashing frequently after updates in openSUSE 12.2

    On 09/18/2012 05:56 PM, nightwishfan wrote:
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    > Try to look in *~/.xsession-errors* *~/.xsession-errors.old*
    > */var/log/Xorg.0.log* and */var/log/Xorg.0.log.old* for info.
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    >

    Aha. Your post showed concern re xsessions and xorg. And the file
    ..xsession-errors had all sorts of warnings (that I didn't understand).
    All of that prompted me to reinstall Nvidia drivers. And that fixed it.

    Thank you a lot (because I need the computer so I was going to flip to
    my stored image of 12.1 till I could sort it, which would have made me
    unhappy deluxe).

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    Default Re: Desktop Crashing frequently after updates in openSUSE 12.2

    On 09/18/2012 09:16 AM, swerdna wrote:
    > the usual "zypper dup"


    zypper dup is not "the usual" way to run in "usual stuff to fix bugs"
    for a non-Tumbleweed system....but, i know you know that, but maybe the
    next person to read this thread will think "hey i been doing it wrong,
    this moderator says it is the usual way!

    these are the usual ways to update openSUSE 12.2:

    zypper patch
    YaST Online Updater

    the mail list just mentioned that factory is hosed...so, if you have
    _any_ factory repos enabled you are probably gonna need to reset all
    your reops to sane settings and then do a zypper ref and then zypper dup
    to get back to 12.2

    if you have no factory then i don't know except to say you can back
    level all the updates you duped in...this should give you a list to
    consider:
    Code:
    tail -n50 /var/log/zypp/history
    but that is only 50 lines long, be sure to look at all of "today's"
    dated packages..

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    Default Re: Desktop Crashing frequently after updates in openSUSE 12.2

    Can confirm crashes, one page on Chrome was repeatable, others seemed a bit random.

    Reinstalling Nvidia driver seems to have solved it.

    Updates by Yast only, I note Xorg-x11-server was updated today.

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    Default Re: Desktop Crashing frequently after updates in openSUSE 12.2

    Quote Originally Posted by dd@home.dk View Post
    On 09/18/2012 09:16 AM, swerdna wrote:
    > the usual "zypper dup"


    zypper dup is not "the usual" way to run in "usual stuff to fix bugs"
    for a non-Tumbleweed system....but, i know you know that, but maybe the
    next person to read this thread will think "hey i been doing it wrong,
    this moderator says it is the usual way!

    these are the usual ways to update openSUSE 12.2:

    zypper patch
    YaST Online Updater

    the mail list just mentioned that factory is hosed...so, if you have
    _any_ factory repos enabled you are probably gonna need to reset all
    your reops to sane settings and then do a zypper ref and then zypper dup
    to get back to 12.2

    if you have no factory then i don't know except to say you can back
    level all the updates you duped in...this should give you a list to
    consider:
    Code:
    tail -n50 /var/log/zypp/history
    but that is only 50 lines long, be sure to look at all of "today's"
    dated packages..

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    dd DD Caveat
    Good point dd, it was a bit reckless, particularly since I didn't have a good look at the info zypper gave me before I pulled the trigger. Probably most folk should use Yast Online Update as you suggested.

    For readers: this error was not due to how the update was done, it was probably due to badness in the repos (whatever that means).
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    Default Re: Desktop Crashing frequently after updates in openSUSE 12.2

    John, in yesterdays updates I saw the package xorg-x11-server. It replaces some of the symlinks created by the NVIDIA driver install. Since I read another post describing issues which seemed X related to me, I decided to immediately perform a reinstall of the NVIDIA kernel module package. Which resulted in no errors/weird behaviour at all.
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    Default Re: Desktop Crashing frequently after updates in openSUSE 12.2

    On 09/19/2012 07:36 AM, Knurpht wrote:
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    > John, in yesterdays updates I saw the package xorg-x11-server. It
    > replaces some of the symlinks created by the NVIDIA driver install.
    > Since I read another post describing issues which seemed X related to
    > me, I decided to immediately perform a reinstall of the NVIDIA kernel
    > module package. Which resulted in no errors/weird behaviour at all.
    >
    >

    I noted when I re-installed Nvidia that it gave me a complain message
    about symlinks and then the Nvidia installer replaced them. That's
    exactly the issue --- case solved -- thanks Gertjan

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