11->11.1 no yast


I have upgraded using zypper dup, after the upgrade, yast will not launch.


Try running it from a terminal:


Does it load? Are there any error messages?

it fails, the following error message appears 4 times in the popup:

Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See GConf configuration system for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection to session: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.)

If you browse this forum you will see upgrading vs new install is causing some a lot of problems. I only do fresh install with a format of the partitions.


I’m tempted, now lost DNS name resolution, bad news when an upgrade fails.

Any ideas about fixes?

I gave up, starting a new install, keeping /home hope that does it.

well, now it’s no suse, 11.1 install failed 3 times in a row, last time not setting xserver right, just freezing.

dropped ububtu 8.10 on it, and it’s working now, getting a first update.