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    Default After KDE Konqueror install/update, no display, mouse pointer is OK

    Dear friends,
    I love my Leap 42.3 KDE Plasma 5 operating system: thank you very much.

    About a month ago, I tried to get Konqueror running and found an install command (don't remember where). During the connection, it showed that it was approximately 400MB download and while watching I saw that it was not only downloading Konqueror, but also KDE:Qt4 and KDE:Frameworks, etc.

    When finished, I re-booted to a gray screen (not black) and a movable mouse pointer. I have read so many articles that showed similar instances, but not mine: nothing worked.
    I've learned a lot about accessing YAST from command line: working from iceWM and XFCE and have tried all sorts of things but nothing works.
    I've tried rolling back with SNAPPER, to no avail.

    I am now running with no problems on my msata drive with Leap 42.3 installed KDE Plasma 5 desktop. I deduce that hardware is not a problem.
    I have a ThinkPad T530 with a 256GB SSD drive. GRUB is working just fine when selecting Windows 10 or Leap 42.3.
    Boot-up is fine until it gets to the KDE Plasma 5 desktop.

    I considered using dd command to transfer from the msata partition to the broken partition, but I would like to learn what happened and how to fix it.
    How do I get my KDE Plasma 5 desktop working again?
    Thank you,
    David

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    Default Re: After KDE Konqueror install/update, no display, mouse pointer is OK

    I do nnot understand why you downloqded Konqueror from somewhere (and it would have been helpful if you could have told us from where), because it has been part of KDE since forever, and if for some reason it was not installed it could have been selected and installed from YaST Software Manager.

    It appears that you have probably installed an alien repository and then installed a different version of Konqueror and all of its dependencies, leaving your Plasma borked. The answer is to remove the alien repository and then use the zypper command to reinstall the openSUSE KDE pattern of packages.

    Restart the machine and select the broken Leap-42.3. When you get to the non-existent graphical login screen press <ctrlaqlt+F!> keys. This should take you to a monochrome Linux console with a Login prompt. Login as a user. There is generally no visual feedback for the password entry so do not double-key.
    Display the list of active repositories, look for the alien and disable it like this (you will have to scroll down):
    Code:
    sysman@ns3:~> zypper lr -Ed        
    Repository priorities are without effect. All enabled repositories share the same priority.
    
    #  | Alias               | Name                | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                                                            | Service
    ---+---------------------+---------------------+---------+-----------+---------+----------+--------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
     7 | 42.3-Packman        | 42.3-Packman        | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/                                             |        
     8 | 42.3-Repo-oss       | 42.3-Repo-oss       | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.3/repo/oss/                                                  |        
     9 | 42.3-Update-non-oss | 42.3-Update-non-oss | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.3/non-ss                                                          |        
    10 | 42.3-Update-oss     | 42.3-Update-oss     | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.3/oss                                                              |        
    15 | lang-ruby-extens   | lang-ruby-exttens   | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | No      |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/languages:/ruby:/extensions/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/               |        
    sysman@ns3:~> 
    sysman@ns3:~> sudo zypper  mr -d 15
    Repository 'lang-ruby-exttens' has been successfully disabled.
    sysman@ns3:~>
    Your macihine has Intel CPU, WiFi, Ethernet and graphics, so you will ony need repositories that look spmething like the first four (#7,8,9,1p) above.
    Repeate the
    Code:
    :~> zypper lr -Ed
    tocheck. When you are happy execute the following to restore (hopefully a working system. NB I am assuming that you have a wired cable connection, and do not have to have a graphical login to achieve a network connection.
    Code:
     ~>  sudo zipper dup
    If that seems to work, Reboot
    Code:
     ~>  sudo systemctl reboot
    And hope for the best.
    ~Thank you for sharing an interesting problem.
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    Default Re: After KDE Konqueror install/update, no display, mouse pointer is OK

    @eng-it : FWIW: I guess 'zipper' won't do much .
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    Default Re: After KDE Konqueror install/update, no display, mouse pointer is OK

    Quote Originally Posted by davetheengineer View Post
    Dear friends,
    I love my Leap 42.3 KDE Plasma 5 operating system: thank you very much.

    About a month ago, I tried to get Konqueror running and found an install command (don't remember where). During the connection, it showed that it was approximately 400MB download and while watching I saw that it was not only downloading Konqueror, but also KDE:Qt4 and KDE:Frameworks, etc.
    I'm not sure what you did there. It seems as if you installed the old konqueror from KDE4.

    I have konqueror installed here with 42.3. I installed from the openSUSE repos. It is a Plasma 5 version of konqueror. It is currently open on my desktop, and working fine. Well, okay, "fine" might be too strong, but working pretty well.
    openSUSE Leap 15.1; KDE Plasma 5;
    testing Leap 15.2Alpha

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    Default Re: After KDE Konqueror install/update, no display, mouse pointer is OK

    Quote Originally Posted by eng-int View Post
    [CODE] ~> sudo zipper dupODE] ... And hope for the best.
    Well spotted Knurpht -- I am blaming the 1st April gremlins.
    Code:
     ~>  sudo zypper dup
    ~Thank you for sharing an interesting problem.
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    Default Re: After KDE Konqueror install/update, no display, mouse pointer is OK

    Thank you all for your help and time.
    Answer to the first question regarding download sources:
    I am very finicky about where I get my downloads, so I'm guessing I got it from KDE.
    Didn't know I could get it a better way (ie repository). Learn something every day.

    On the other suggestions, I will be doing those steps as soon as I can and will let you all know.
    Many thanks,
    Dave

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    Smile Re: After KDE Konqueror install/update, no display, mouse pointer is OK

    Quote Originally Posted by davetheengineer View Post
    I am very finicky about where I get my downloads, so I'm guessing I got it from KDE.
    Which means that, it hasn't been built against the openSUSE environment and, it hasn't been passed by the openSUSE openQA process …

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    Dear friends,
    I deleted a whole bunch of repositories. Some were duplicates, some were source, some were KDE:Framework, Qt5 and 2 were Chrome dL (think that's what it was). One was for the openSUSE 42.3 DVD in the computer DVD drive.
    Reduced them down to the regular ones as suggested by eng-int (rayH).
    Finished with zypper dup and systemctl reboot.

    Well, made a little bit of progress: I've got the Plymouth splash screen and can access a few things, but Plasma 5 does not appear to be working yet.
    Meaning that the alternative full screen app launcher that I like, still does not work. I still have to access YAST from command line.

    The last comment from dcurtisfra saying I used a app that was not built against openSUSE, then he is probably right.

    Anymore suggestions?

    I will add more as I can.
    Thank you all,
    Dave

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    Default Re: After KDE Konqueror install/update, no display, mouse pointer is OK

    At least post your present repo list so we can see what is in there.
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: After KDE Konqueror install/update, no display, mouse pointer is OK

    Sorry for the delay: had to fix a Windows 10 problem. Success!

    Not able to cut and paste zypper lr -d Here it is the hard way:
    openUSE-Leap-42.3-Update-Non-Oss
    openUSE-Leap-42.3-Oss
    openUSE-lEAP-42.3-0 (this is the Leap 42.3 DVD)
    openUSE-Leap-42.3-Update
    Packman Repository

    I created another user and that worked just fine.
    Suggestions, please?

    Thanks,
    Dave

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