On 2011-03-18 01:06, dmera wrote:
> Hello Carlos. I would appreciate a bit more input on this. I upgraded my
> system and got into some problems. I’m trying to figure out what to do
> and so far not much luck. Is not very bad but I have some issues. First
> of all I cannot run libreOffice or KRDC as my screen is a mess.
Well, you have to remember what you did to configure the video in 11.3, and
repeat the same in 11.4. I can not help you much with that part. You could
have a look here:
> second one is the other user has no X window. I have some differences
> and some of them I could figure out but others are much harder and not
> sure which version should be kept. the rpm one or the file which is now
> newer than the rpm.
I don’t understand this paragraph :-?
> Searching for unresolved configuration files
> Please check the following files (see /var/adm/rpmconfigcheck):
Ok, what I do is compare, line by line, automatically (diff --side-by-side
–suppress-common-lines file1 file2) or manually both files, make a copy of
both to another directory (/root/upgrade/11.4), then decide which one I
want, and what I want from the other and edit accordingly.
Yes, one by one, it is a bore, but has to be done.
Actually, you have to keep doing this all the time you upgrade a single
package, even because of a security update by YOU or zypper. The difference
now is that with a system upgrade there can be a lot of these changed
This script runs on every boot.
So, compare “/etc/pam.d/login.rpmnew” to “/etc/pam.d/login”, and decide
which to keep, and what new/old lines to copy over. The result you leave as
“/etc/pam.d/login” and remove the other.
In this one, I would (after making the backup copies of both), move
SuSEfirewall2.rpmnew to SuSEfirewall2, edit the result bringing your old
changes you did to SuSEfirewall2 you still have in the backup.
> If I merge them carefully adding the new variables and setting them up
> as the configuration i have would it fix my problems or “no chance in
No, I don’t think any of those files have a big effect, maybe none, on what
you name “a mess”
> Or I should just install from scratch 11.4? Thank you.
You have other alternatives yet. KDE doesn’t work, ok, use another desktop,
there are about half a dozen. Use any one and concentrate on your video system.
Then, create a new user and test kde with that one.
Another trick I use is that, before upgrading my main system, I also
install a small partition with the new system, 11.4 in this case (I start
earlier, with factory). This way I know if it will work, and later I can
compare configurations of the updated system and the new one. To me it is
worth the hassle, my work or main system is complicated.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)