How can I restore KDE 4.0.4 after adding some KDE 4.13 bits?

I have been using OpenSUSE 11.0 x86_64 with KDE4 since I installed it on this new Thinkpad in August, and have been delighted: KDE4.0 is young but promising, and very stable.

Unfortunately I decided to try out the new Amarok 1.9, using one-click install, and it didn’t run; I then discovered that I had lost my suspend-to-disk and suspend-to-RAM options, and the system tray in plasma had also gone blank. :frowning:

When I did

rpm -qa --last | less

I discovered that Amarok had dragged in with it several chunks of KDE 4.1.3, so I reinstalled a previous version of Amarok.

That dragged in a few older versions of various libraries and brought back my suspend-to-RAM/disk options, but in some ways created an even worse mess, with no sound and various error messages about io_slaves being unavailable, and no Yast.

My system is still usable, but I really miss the sound, so what I would like to do is to revert to KDE 4.0.4 … but I can’t figure out how to do that. Zypper and yast2 both appear to be working fine, so can anyone help me to use them to undo this?

Here’s some data on my setup:

First, the packages which got modified or added when I upgraded Amarok, but weren’t removed with it

kdebase4-libkonq-4.1.3-55.5                   Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:01:33 GMT
kdelibs4-4.1.3-63.3                           Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:01:30 GMT
kdelibs4-core-4.1.3-63.3                      Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:01:13 GMT
libkcddb4-4.1.3-35.4                          Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:01:11 GMT
libkonq5-4.1.3-55.5                           Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:01:08 GMT
libkcompactdisc4-4.1.3-35.4                   Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:01:06 GMT
phonon-4.2.1-54.1                             Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:01:05 GMT
libkipi5-4.1.3-54.4                           Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:01:01 GMT
libplasma1-4.0.4-24.113                       Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:59 GMT
libkde4-4.1.3-63.3                            Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:56 GMT
phonon-backend-gstreamer-0_10-4.2.1-54.1      Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:47 GMT
libphonon4-4.2.1-54.1                         Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:46 GMT
libQtWebKit4-4.4.3-25.1                       Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:45 GMT
libqt4-x11-4.4.3-23.1                         Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:37 GMT
libqt4-qt3support-4.4.3-23.1                  Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:25 GMT
libqt4-sql-mysql-4.4.3-25.1                   Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:22 GMT
soprano-2.1.1-31.9                            Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:21 GMT
soprano-backend-redland-2.1.1-31.9            Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:20 GMT
kdegames4-carddecks-other-4.1.3-26.3          Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:18 GMT
libqt4-sql-4.4.3-23.1                         Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:10 GMT
kdebase4-workspace-ksysguardd-4.1.3-148.3     Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:09 GMT
libkdecore4-4.1.3-63.3                        Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:07 GMT
libsoprano4-2.1.1-31.9                        Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:05 GMT
libakonadiprotocolinternals1-1.0.0-39.12      Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:04 GMT
libstrigi0-0.5.11-54.5                        Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:03 GMT
libotr2-3.1.0-1.1                             Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:01 GMT
libspectre1-0.2.0-2.1                         Fri 28 Nov 2008 16:00:00 GMT
kdegames4-carddecks-default-4.1.3-26.3        Fri 28 Nov 2008 15:59:56 GMT
oxygen-icon-theme-4.1.3-70.1                  Fri 28 Nov 2008 15:59:46 GMT
kde4-filesystem-4.1.3-26.1                    Fri 28 Nov 2008 15:59:24 GMT
kde4-kdm-branding-upstream-4.1.3-148.3        Fri 28 Nov 2008 15:59:19 GMT
libmtp8-0.3.4-2.1                             Fri 28 Nov 2008 15:59:17 GMT
libqt4-4.4.3-23.1                             Fri 28 Nov 2008 15:59:16 GMT
kdebase4-workspace-branding-upstream-4.1.3-148.3 Fri 28 Nov 2008 15:59:11 GMT
ktorrent-lang-3.1.5-14.12                     Fri 28 Nov 2008 15:59:09 GMT
libmysqlclient_r15-5.0.51a-27.1               Fri 28 Nov 2008 15:59:07 GMT
libsensors4-3.0.2-4.1                         Fri 28 Nov 2008 15:59:05 GMT
loudmouth-1.2.3-16.1                          Fri 28 Nov 2008 15:59:03 GMT
gpg-pubkey-2e1efa87-4796560b                  Fri 28 Nov 2008 15:58:56 GMT

Next, my repositories, which are a bit of a mess:

zypper lr -u
#  | Alias                                                                  | Name                                                                   | Enabled | Refresh | URI                                                                                       
1  | openSUSE-11.0-Updates                                                  | openSUSE-11.0-Updates                                                  | Yes     | Yes     |                                                 
2  |       | openSUSE BuildService - Mozilla                                        | Yes     | Yes     |                          
3  | 20081128-155835                                                        | 20081128-155835                                                        | Yes     | Yes     |
4  | repo-non-oss                                                           | openSUSE-11.0-Non-Oss                                                  | No      | No      |                              
5  | openSUSE-DVD 11.0                                                      | openSUSE-DVD 11.0                                                      | Yes     | No      | cd:///?devices=/dev/sr0                                                                   
6  | repo-debug                                                             | openSUSE-11.0-Debug                                                    | No      | No      |                                
7  | KDE:KDE4:Factory:Desktop                                               | KDE:KDE4:Factory:Desktop                                               | Yes     | Yes     |      
8  |                          | Packman Repository                                                     | Yes     | Yes     |                                               
9  | openSUSE:11.0                                                          | openSUSE:11.0                                                          | Yes     | Yes     |                                  
10 | | | No      | Yes     |                    

I’d be really grateful for any help on how to get out of this mess without having to reinstall the system. Thanks!

This needs disabling -BUT
7 | KDE:KDE4:Factory Desktop | KDE:KDE4:Factory Desktop

However. I think you would be better sticking with kde4.1.3

Your suspend problem is more likely down to a kernel update. Roll the kernel back one in Software Management.
I had to with my ThinPad
And I’m using kde4.2 beta and it’s great - Previously I was 4.1.3 and it was way better than 4.0.4

These are the repo’s for 4.1.3

KDE4 Factory:

Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Factory:/Desktop/openSUSE_11.0

Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Factory:/Extra-Apps/openSUSE_11.0

Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Community/openSUSE_11.0_KDE4_Factory_Desktop

You already have the Desktop one

You should add them and then do update all Unconditionally in Software management. See this video: Yast - Software Management -Update All_HowTo - openSUSE Forums

You should use Amarok from Packman!!
Do an update all in Packman too.

Thanks caf4926, for all that detailed help, but I really would prefer just to stick with KDE 4.0.4

I’m sure you are right that KDE4.1.3 is good stuff, but I like a simple life and would prefer not to live on the bleeding edge of the factory – I’m happy to wait for it until OpenSuse 11.1 is released and everything is there in a stable format.

Can anyone help me to go back to 4.0.4?

Remove that repo Factory desktop repo I mentioned earlier

You will need to add these:

Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/STABLE:/Desktop/openSUSE_11.0

Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/STABLE:/Extra-Apps

Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Community/openSUSE_11.0

Check out the howto video of doing update all unconditionally. mentioned earlier…

You will probably have to remove some packages by dependency. If the errors are just too confusing post here, use the expert button to save the error to file.

But try unchecking the dependency check box and doing the update all uncond’ in each of the kde4 repo’s and maybe some red packages in OSS repo - then check dependencies.

see how you get on.

Thanks again for your help; I have done all that. No dependency errors left, and to make sure I went to safe mode and moved .kde4 to .kde4-old before rebooting

But still no sound, no system tray, and when I start KDE I get the following error msg in a box labelled “Plasma workspace”: “Could not start process Unable to create io-slave: klauncher said: Error loading ‘kio_trash’.” When I try to start Yast from the kickoff menu, KDEsudo refuses to recognise my password, so I can only launch Yast from a terminal window.

I have no idea what else to try, so I’m inclined to think that this would be a good point to do what I have thinking of for a while: reinstall, using the 32-bit version to avoid all the hassles with the 32-bit non-OSS software.

I had been hoping to wait a little longer before doing that, until the launch of 11.1, but I don’t want to wait another 2 weeks with no sound (I rely on Skype for my phone calls), and bugzilla still lists rather a lot of hasslesome bugs in 11.1RC1, so I guess it’s a case of going back to 11.0 :frowning:

Try re-naming the .kde4 folder in your hidden user section/home/user*/.kde4

call it .kde4old

login using icewm from the login

from a terminal or the CLI do this

mv /home/uernme/.kde4 .kde4old

or manually do it from a file browser

login again to a kde4 session

I tried that before, but I’ll give it another go. :slight_smile:

Thanks again.

Done it again, but things are no better. :frowning:

Since I seem to have exhausted nearly every other possibility except reinstallation, I’m going to try your first suggestion, of going to KDE4.13

try from a su terminal

rpmdb --rebuilddb


zypper dup

I may never get this stuff right :frowning: . I had a problem updating an old, low-spec machine. I ended up using a mini-iso (something I had never done before) that was for 11.2 Alpha0 - YIKES!

Anyway, this is pretty much only a test machine, so I decided to keep the Alpha0 and move up to kde 4.2 for a look. I installed the UNSTABLE repos, but updates brought me a bunch of kde 4.13 stuff. I want to get rid of 4.13 but I want to go forward, not back :wink:

BTW, I would never go back to 4.04 because it was a real pain compared to 4.13.

Post your repo’s first:

zypper lr