I kinda suspect the last round of updates I got, for my Leap42.2 x64 server. made the poor thing sick and my first round of attempts to doctor it back to health have failed, so I need a helpful guru to help me back along the road to recovery...

After a reboot, the system comes mostly back up fine, most of the underlying services I want to run, such as Apache2, Tomcat, Named, SSH, etc are running fine. (However, my Axigen mail server is not responding to email correctly which may be another thing that broke.) But the main thing I am wanting to fix first is I have no display of my desktop and I get the error message shown in the subject line. If I click on the OK button to dismiss this error message I am left with a black screen and the mouse cursor arrow, which is responsive to the mouse. Googling for help suggested I do a zypper dup --no-allow-vendor-change to do a distribution upgrade. I did so and there were a few places where I had to change the vender from Packman to openSuSE but other than that the upgrade process appeared to perform OK. But still no joy getting past the inability to start kdeinit5 when I rebooted...

Any one with bright ideas on where I show go from here? Incidentally, I can SSH in to the server. Thanks in advance, Marc...


FYI -

zypper lr -d
Repository priorities are without effect. All enabled repositories share the same priority.

# | Alias | Name | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service
---+-------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------+----------+--------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
1 | download.opensuse.org-non-oss | Main Repository (NON-OSS) | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib.../repo/non-oss/ |
2 | download.opensuse.org-non-oss_1 | Update Repository (Non-Oss) | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.2/non-oss/ |
3 | download.opensuse.org-oss | Main Repository (OSS) | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...42.2/repo/oss/ |
4 | download.opensuse.org-oss_1 | Main Update Repository | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.2/oss |
5 | download.opensuse.org-oss_2 | Main Repository (Sources) | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/source/...42.2/repo/oss/ |
6 | http-download.opensuse.org-57844ed6 | home:j-engel | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...USE_Leap_42.2/ |
7 | http-download.opensuse.org-f9bbad0f | openSUSE:Leap:42.1 | No | ---- | ---- | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...42.1/repo/oss/ |
8 | openSUSE-42.2-0 | openSUSE-42.2-0 | No | ---- | ---- | 99 | yast2 | hd:///?device=/dev/disk/by-id/usb-PNY_USB_2.0_FD_070B68A299C14275-0:0-part2 |
9 | packman.inode.at-suse | Packman Repository | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/ |
10 | repo-debug | openSUSE-Leap-42.2-Debug | No | ---- | ---- | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/d...42.2/repo/oss/ |
11 | repo-debug-non-oss | openSUSE-Leap-42.2-Debug-Non-Oss | No | ---- | ---- | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/d.../repo/non-oss/ |
12 | repo-debug-update | openSUSE-Leap-42.2-Update-Debug | No | ---- | ---- | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/u...leap/42.2/oss/ |
13 | repo-debug-update-non-oss | openSUSE-Leap-42.2-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No | ---- | ---- | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/u.../42.2/non-oss/ |
14 | repo-source | openSUSE-Leap-42.2-Source | No | ---- | ---- | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/source/...42.2/repo/oss/ |
15 | repo-source-non-oss | openSUSE-Leap-42.2-Source-Non-Oss | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/source/.../repo/non-oss/ |