I’m hit by the “cannot start ksmserver” kde error on two news openSUSE 12.1 install, so I beg there is something wrong in my workflow.
I read many of the web threads on the subject, seems to be the result of different kde versions on the same install. Of course this should not be.
What I did: install kde from the demo dvd (12.1), go to yast, add packman, nvidia, and may be kde extra (may be because I have the problem on two different computers and I think I installed extra only on one of them.
zypper ref, zypper dup… and next reboot no kde. xfce boots ok.
from memory, some packages come from packman, could this be the problem? My last install is on a not so used laptop, so I can experiment if you ask me to
On 09/12/2012 08:06 PM, jdd wrote:
> zypper ref, zypper dup… and next reboot no kde.
yep, that zypper dup will kill a LOT of things…why do you use it? it
is for *Distribution UPgrade", that is for going from (say) 12.1 to
12.2, or from 12.1 to 12.1+Tumbleweed
there are other uses for dup, but it is NOT what one would use to add an
and, every time you use it you run the risk of killing your system–if
you don’t know/understand what you are doing, and exactly which repos
you have enabled and their priority and all the possible clashes of
software that will occur if you run ‘zypper dup’ when you should be
running ‘zypper patch’ or ‘zypper up’ or ‘zypper in’ or ‘zypper ve’ or
‘zypper rm’ or or or or . . .
see zypper man, or maybe it would be best to use YaST (it is SO easy,
and more difficult to shoot your system (you still can, but it is not as
Am 12.09.2012 23:26, schrieb jdd:
> use of zypper dup is necessary to have packman used or may be change
> packman priority? it’s 99 by default
Not a plain “zypper dup”, never. You do a “zypper dup --from
<repository>” to switch packages from one vendorr to the other, “zypper
dup --from” is a completely different business than “zypper dup” which
will almost always destroy your system to a certain degree.
You can of course play with the priorities by setting packman to a lower number (= higher priority) than the others but you need then to
think about the priorities for all other extra repositories as well in a
PC: oS 12.2 x86_64 | email@example.comGHz | 16GB | KDE 4.8.4 | GeForce GT 420
ThinkPad E320: oS 12.2 x86_64 | firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz | 8GB | KDE 4.8.4 | HD 3000
eCAFE 800: oS 12.1 i586 | AMD Geode LX 800@500MHz | 512MB | KDE 3.5.10