KDE not working properly after updating to Leap

Hi guys
I have updated from 12.3 to leap recently but now I cant login with KDE. Options in login page are IceWM, MWM and TWM and off course Filesafe, default and custom. Following command

zypper install -t pattern kde4 kde4_basis

which use to work in previous release return following error


No provider of kde4 found.
No provider of kde4_basis found.

However kde pattern is installed. I face with the following error when open any window from terminal.


modprobe: ERROR: could not find module by name='nvidia'

I have installed nvidia propriety driver via zypper install-new-recommends
My repositories are:

1 kde_framework http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:Frameworks5/openSUSE_Leap_42.1
2 nvidia http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.1
3 openSUSE-Leap-42.1-update http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/oss
4 openSUSE-Leap-42.1-update-Non-Oss http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/non-oss
5 openSUSE:Leap/42.1/non-free http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/leap/42.1:/NonFree/standard
6 repo-debug http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/leap/oss
7 repo-debug-update http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap/42.1/
8 repo-debug-update-non-oss http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap/42.1-non-oss/
9 repo-non-oss http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.1/repo/non-oss
10 repo-oss http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.1/repo/oss
11 repo-source http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/leap/42.1/repo/oss

Thanks in advance

how did you update, did you do a clean install or did you upgrade over an existing installation, cos LEAP does not come with kde4 it comes with plasma 5, you can still get parts of kde4 or use wolfi’s plasma 5 repo and have both kde4 and plasma 5 (as wolfi has kde4 versions of some apps that are kf5 only)
anyhow if you want some of the kde4 packages try searching for kdebase4 there are quite a few kde4 packages
kdebase4-session kdebase4-workspace kdebase4-workspace-addons kdebase4-workspace-ksysguardd kdebase4-workspace-liboxygenstyle dolphin4 kdm
you’re better off with plasma 5 or install both see this thread
https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/512720-Can-I-have-openSUSE-Leap-42-1-with-plasma-4-instead-of-plasma-5

I have updated from 12.3 to leap recently

oh I made a mistake, I updated 13.2 to leap.

I used instruction described in following page.
https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:System_upgrade

Plasma 5 is ok. I just want something modern instead of rudimentary iceWM.

plasma5-sessions package is installed and I have the following line in /etc/sysconfig/windowmanager


DEFAULT_WM="kde_plasma"

but plasma5 option is not available in login page.

my desktop looks like this.


It is not very user frendly

I mean this one
http://dl.maximumpc.com/galleries/linuxguide3/icewm.png

This image is not a screen shot of my desktop. In my desktop it shows IceWM with some image in start menu instead of debian

Using following command, now I have “plasma5” and “kde plasma workspace” option in login menu.


zypper dup --from kde_framework 

But both of them starts with a black screen and following error message.


We are sorry, Plasma closed unexpectedly.

post your repo list

zypper lr -d

#  | Alias                             | Name                                    | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI        
                                                                      | Service
---+-----------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------+----------+--------+------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
 1 | kde_framework                     | kde_framework                           | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | No      |   99     | rpm-md | http://down
load.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Frameworks5/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/   |         
 2 | nvidia                            | nvidia                                  | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | No      |   99     | rpm-md | http://down
load.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.1                                    |         
 3 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update         | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update               | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://down
load.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/oss/                               |         
 4 | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update-Non-Oss | openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update-Non-Oss       | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://down
load.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/non-oss/                           |         
 5 | openSUSE:leap/42.1:NonFree        | openSUSE:leap/42.1:NonFree              | No      | ----      | No      |   99     | rpm-md | http://down
load.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/leap/42.1:/NonFree/standard/ |         
 6 | repo-debug                        | openSUSE-leap/42.1-Debug                | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://down
load.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/leap/42.1/repo/oss/              |         
 7 | repo-debug-update                 | openSUSE-leap/42.1-Update-Debug         | No      | ----      | No      |   99     | NONE   | http://down
load.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap/42.1/                             |         
 8 | repo-debug-update-non-oss         | openSUSE-leap/42.1-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No      | ----      | No      |   99     | NONE   | http://down
load.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap/42.1-non-oss/                     |         
 9 | repo-non-oss                      | openSUSE-leap/42.1-Non-Oss              | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://down
load.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.1/repo/non-oss/                |         
10 | repo-oss                          | openSUSE-leap/42.1-Oss                  | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://down
load.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.1/repo/oss/                    |         
11 | repo-source                       | openSUSE-leap/42.1-Source               | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://down
load.opensuse.org/source/distribution/leap/42.1/repo/oss/             |        


Mentioned error window has a debug button which runs gdb in a konsole. I opened a new tab in that terminal and I can run many application from there like: firefox, chromium, dolphin, kaffeine, …
But my desktop remains a black screen with only a pointer also Alt +F2 does not works.
I removed ~/.kde4 and ~/.kde and ~/.config folders but nothing changed.

Run “sudo zypper dup --from 1”, or remove that repo and run “sudo zypper dup”.

You probably have a mixture of packages from the standard repos and KDE:Frameworks5…

A not-working nvidia driver installation might cause this too though. Your error message about the nvidia module not found might suggest that’s the case.
What graphics card(s) do you have?
Please install the package Mesa-demo-x and post the output of:

glxinfo | grep render

The /var/log/Xorg.0.log might contain clues as well.

Thank for all of you.
After reinstalling nvidia driver and updating distribution problem solved.