I have run into the dreaded
“Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation” problem
I wanted to revisit kde4 and see how the system is progressing. I added the the OpenSuse Factory repository and upgraded many kde4 packages. In the process I have busted something. Any ideas on how to overcome this ? The libqt4 repo has been included as advised on the forum and other sites.
I can see this reference under kde4.1 factory developement, but not sure what to do about it.
Those repositories are incompatible with the STABLE: repos, so you can only use one at a time.
Use Filter > Repositories and select one & in the right window right click one of the blue rpms & select update all > update all in this list. That should get you all 4.1.2 rpms.
repeat with another, etc.
After you have them all swapped, go through the list and add all the neat goodies you would like to try (like in extra; community has beau coup plasmoids).
Yay ! thanks for the replies. The kde4 desktop is back up. It was hard using the Yast Tcl/Tk interface but with patience it did its job well.
My approach using yast2 Tcl/Tk
Disable existing repositories in the repository manager.
Create new repositories as suggested above. Run update Repo(s).
In the Yast2 software update module - filter on repositories in the main menu.
Select the repo that has the packages you wish to update.
At the bottom right hand corner select Actions > all listed packages (bottom of menu) > update if newer version available.
I came across a couple of dependencies issues and made the choice not to install them.
After updating all packages the system booted up ok.