I have the following setup: SUSE 11.4 with Gnome desktop, on a Dell e4200 laptop.
I installed the KILE program, which is a KDE program (for processing LaTex), and it comes packaged with OKULAR, KONQUEROR and more.
A few weeks after this installation, suddenly and at once all these KDE programs stop working.
This happened to me before (about three times during the past year), and the only remedy I found was to **reinstall SUSE **(!!!). Just uninstalling and reinstalling the separate programs had no effect.
The previous times this problem happened I had the following symptom: the Gnome system monitor showed the program I was trying to run (say okular) as being in “futex-do-wait”. This time around even this doesn’t happen: there is no sign in the system monitor.
Start Yast - Software Manager, select the repo view, select the KDE:Release 46 repo. On the right half of the screen you will see a link at the top saying: “Switch system packages …”. Click that and accept. Let the Software Manager do it’s thing, logout, login and let us know if there’s any improvement.
With logging in as root I meant using the GNOME or KDE desktop environment as user root, i.e. from the login screen.
Start Yast - Software Manager, select the repo view, select the KDE:Release 46 repo. On the right half of the screen you will see a link at the top saying: “Switch system packages …”. Click that and accept. Let the Software Manager do it’s thing,
Many packages were installed. However installation of the package libqt4 failed! Will try to logout & login and report again.
You wouldn’t be the first one considering the system logging as error messages… “Many error messages” doesn’t mean anything to me, I need to see them.
One other thing: I see you have a KDE3 repo enabled? Disable that, and repeat the procedure told before. But I’m afraid you already created a mix of packages. Installing/Reinstalling libqt4 should never be an issue, unless something already on the system is avoiding proper installation.
After the latest operations (trying to install libqt4 from KDE:Release 46) I also lost functionality of VLC. So I tried to reinstall vlc (from the yast gui). That did something remarkeable: not only was vlc restored, but I got okular and kile working again. Very odd.