Error " y2base " ?

I got this error:
" System mangement is locked by the application with pid 3717 (/usr/lib/YaST2/bin/y2base) ".

I am supposed to close this y2base before trying again. But I am a Linux novice and didn’t even know that I ever opened this file or what PID 3818 is. Nor do I know how to close this.

Thank you

Right click the updater applet and configure not to start at boot
Reboot and try again what you need to do.

Where is the " updater applet " ?
A search in Google kept sending me to Mac! (I am a real novice… )

In the panel sys tray near the clock (bottom right of the desktop)

storo13 wrote:
> Where is the " updater applet " ?
> A search in Google kept sending me to Mac! (I am a real novice… )
> thanks

perhaps you might benefit from some reading, here would be a good
place to begin:

Official openSUSE 11.1 Start-Up guide

basic concepts:

when you search for openSUSE answers on google it is good to use this
in the search string:

if it is a general Linux question, it is real good to begin your
search from the special search blank at

Give a hacker a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach man and you feed him for a lifetime.

I found the updater applet in the panel tray and disabled to run at startup.
After reboot the error is still there

What exactly are you trying to do when this error happens?

I need to instll KeePass version 2. On their site they say that I need mono2.2 or higher. the mono site says this: “This distribution supports installing packages via Zypper. Add the following repository to Zypper:
Index of /pub/mono/download-stable/openSUSE_11.1
To add the repository, execute the following commands (as root):
zypper addrepo <URL> mono-stable
zypper refresh --repo mono-stable
zypper dist-upgrade --repo mono-stable”

So I wanted to see if I already have mono. But the Software Manager is locked.

open a terminal and type: top

Post a screen of the output

here is the URL to the 'top ’ in terminal :

Now I also have trouble to copy/paste or cut/paste (KLipper appears to have a mind of its own)

And I cannot Restart or shut down (I have to do a hard shut down).

With all these problems, I think that reloading Suse may be a solution. Currently it is on an extended partition. Would I delete the individual 3 partitions before starting the installation cd?


If you reinstall suse should automatically pic up on your existing partitions, it will probably suggest not formatting /home, which is fine.

But try this first. I don’t even see yast running in that output. So boot to level 3 like this:

Pause the boot by moving the down arrow, then back up to the default boot. But now press backspace, it should delete any text where you can see VGA=…etc

Remove all text and now type just the number:
and hit enter

at the login type your user name and then password
now type:
then the root password

now type:

zypper ref


zypper up

See if it works / does anything. If it does, try booting to the desktop again and see how it is.