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    Default Locked out of YAST??

    Very odd - I went to install kdiff and YAST won't acknowledge - I type in my password in the KDE window and the window freezes... nothing. Can't obtain root for konsole super-user-mode either. Everything else seems to be operational. If I start konsole and issue su command, it accepts the correct password. I had just done a packagekit update of MPlayer. Help?

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    Default Re: Locked out of YAST??

    Something failed in your Plasma session. I would try logout and then login to see if that fixes it.
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    Default Re: Locked out of YAST??

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    Something failed in your Plasma session. I would try logout and then login to see if that fixes it.
    I should have mentioned that I tried rebooting and shutdown/reboot but that did not fix the problem.
    So I just tried your suggestion of logging out and back in, and that seemed to fix it. Am I surprised! Anyway, I'm glad my system wasn't being hacked. Thank you!

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    Default Re: Locked out of YAST??

    I still have Leap 42.3 on one of my computers, though I rarely use it.

    When I last used it (to update in early November), Plasma was malfunctioning. I logged out and logged in again, and all was fine.

    My experience is that if I delay login after boot for long enough, then this doesn't happen. If I login too quickly after boot, it does. I think there's a timing issue when the system is still busy from booting up.

    I have not had this happen on 15.0. But maybe something like that is happening for you on 15.0. If so, it is probably a Plasma bug to have anything where the timing is that critical.
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    Question Re: Locked out of YAST??

    @PattiMichelle:

    YaST uses and needs the user “root”.

    Are you absolutely certain that, the user “root” is OK?
    Can you login to the user “root” via a VT (tty1 .. tty6)?
    From a “normal” user's GUI Terminal window, does “su --login” behave as expected?

    If not, you'll need to boot an installation DVD and use the “repair” mode to repair the “root” user's login directory …

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    Default Re: Locked out of YAST??

    @PattiMichelle:

    Please try the following test:
    • At a VT (tty1 … tty6) username prompt, type in the “root” password and check that the characters displayed are in fact those of root's password.

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