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Thread: Yast2 Problem

  1. #1
    kwikness NNTP User

    Default Yast2 Problem


    Hi, I'm no longer able to open up the modules inside Yast 2.

    To get into Yast2, I open a terminal, su, and call Yast2. When I click
    on a module to open (Software Management, for example), the mouse
    pointer turns into a 'working in background' state for a few seconds and
    then goes back to normal.

    I can still get into the Yast2 modules if I log into KDE as root, just
    not as a user like I used to. How can I fix this?


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  2. #2
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: Yast2 Problem


    As user open a terminal and go su
    then do:

    rpmdb --rebuilddb

    then

    zypper ref

    zypper up

    it may help


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  3. #3
    deano ferrari NNTP User

    Default Re: Yast2 Problem


    Try what caf4932 suggested first. An upgrade might help.

    Are you in a KDE or Gnome environment?

    If KDE, try

    kdesu yast2


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  4. #4
    Yosuf Mossad Mohammed Vitriolus NNTP User

    Default Re: Yast2 Problem

    > I can still get into the Yast2 modules if I log into KDE as root, just
    > not as a user like I used to. How can I fix this?


    just a friendly reminder: you should never ever log into KDE as root
    (or Gnome or any of the many other windows managers available)..

    _one_ reason is that just doing that *often* causes really strange
    and difficult to pin down permission issues once you again log in as
    a regular user..

    maybe like the one you are faced with now.

    to learn the correct way to exercise root powers pay attention to:
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Login_as_root

    and have fun..

    and just as a WILD guess: there is a hidden file in your home named
    ..ICEauthority, check and make sure it is owned by you (not root) and
    the owner can read and write to the file..

    that file sometimes gets screwy if you log into KDE as root.

    oh, and check the permissions for the folder in your home named
    ..yast2 and the file y2controlcenterrc inside that folder...all should
    be owned by you and you can read and write to them

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