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    Hi,

    I just successfully upgraded from Leap 42.3 to Leap 15.0 and was reading a website suggesting things to do after an upgrade to 15.0. They suggested using the "Discover Portal" program to browse and install software in one click. I assumed that the Discover software was included in 15.0 but couldn't find it, so I went looking for it. I found the "https://software.opensuse.org/package/discover" web page that included a "Direct Install" link for the 8MB Discover program. This is where things went south. I clicked the link and it brought up the YAST software installer and said it was going to add a Tumbleweed repository to my system and then, I assumed, install the Discover software from there. When I clicked "Next" a few times it started to install something called, I believe, the "openSUSE Factory" with over 1GB of files! This was not what I was expecting, but I let it finish as it had started and I thought interrupting it was not a good idea.

    I rebooted the system after the "Factory" installation and a whole bunch of things started to go wrong, including Plasma malfunctioning and the WiFi not connecting. I rebooted again and the WiFi finally connected but Plasma is not working correctly. I can provide details of the malfunctioning if that is what it takes to fix my system, but I have a general question first - can I undo the installation of the 1GB worth of openSUSE Factory files and put my system back to how it was before I made this mistake, either by an undo or system restore? Snapshot is running by default, but I have never used it.

    Thank you for any help you are able to offer,
    Randy

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    Default Re: Plasma Desktop Not Working Properly

    You picked a one click install link for Tumbleweed indeed. Do you have a btrfs filesystem?
    And, do you have a link to the website you found this info on? You don't need Discover, you already have YaST's software- and repository-manager.
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    Discover seems to be already installed here. It looks as if it is a standard part of Leap 15.0 KDE.

    I've never actually used it, because Yast Software Management is already there.

    Actually, I have used it in the past on a Kubuntu system. I did not like it at all. So I used it only to install "Muon", which was a better software manager for Kubuntu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    You picked a one click install link for Tumbleweed indeed. Do you have a btrfs filesystem?
    And, do you have a link to the website you found this info on? You don't need Discover, you already have YaST's software- and repository-manager.
    Here is the link to the website that suggested Discover: https://itsfoss.com/things-to-do-aft...ling-opensuse/ - I use YaST software manager regularly, but was interested to see what benefits, if any, Discover offered since it was suggested by this site.

    I do have a btrfs filesystem.

    Randy

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    Hi,

    As a followup to my original post, I did some further research and saw I could use Snapper to undo changes made to the system. I found the Pre and Post snapshots from the mistaken install and selected all the files that were changed to be restored. I rebooted my system after Snapper had finished the restore and got KWin errors that prevented the GUI from loading properly, so I rebooted again and chose to restore from a snapshot at the boot manager. This didn't work either as the system didn't boot properly into the GUI again and when I hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to a terminal login, it let me enter my user ID, but wouldn't accept my password entry (i.e. wasn't acknowledging that I was typing a password, not that the password was incorrect) and timed out after 60 seconds.

    The upshot is I have to reinstall openSUSE, which I don't mind doing as it was an experimental machine, but Snapper didn't work as advertised.

    Thanks for your responses.

    Randy

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    Terminal passwords are not shown in any way you type blind. The keystrokes are not echoed to the screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Terminal passwords are not shown in any way you type blind. The keystrokes are not echoed to the screen
    Hi,

    Thanks for your response. It seems I didn't explain myself very well. I know that password entries in Terminal are not echoed to the screen, what I meant was after I typed my correct password, nothing happened and 60 seconds later I got a time-out message along the lines of "password not entered in time" or something to that effect, so for whatever reason it was not acknowledging my typed password entry.

    Randy

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