I installed openSUSE 11.3 off the 4.7 GB dvd two days ago. The first thing that I noticed was that the official repositories didn’t seem to work. Starting the Install/remove software manager would throw three “Package-kit error: repo not available file (in one of the cases) repomd.xml not found on medium (the url of the official repository)”.
I searched for a solution online, but couldn’t find anything, except for the downtime on Aug 21(I didn’t have the system installed back then).
The last thing that I did was to edit the URL of each repository by simply copy-pasting the URL from the website, in case of gremlins. This stopped the twelve or so error messages each that I used to get each time Install/remove started to autorefresh.
Now I just get one error -
There was an error in the repository initialization.
Which tells me as much as the first series, but definitely saves me time :D.
What should I do to fix this?
Thanks in advance!
P.S. I am very proud for connecting to mu University’s 802.1xx network from the first try
First of all, there have been some changes in the KDE repositories. So you may need to delete some repositories.
You should have no problems with OSS, NON-OSS, Update and Packman. Also Videolan is OK but some people recommend downloading the necessary codecs and then removing this one though I have never had a problem with it.
No, I have nothing like your proble, though I am running the 64 bit version too (on Intel Core 2 Duo though)
I am having trouble exactly with the official repositories(oss, non-oss, update). Currently I have disabled autorefresh because it seems to work when I refresh manually. If I let autorefresh though, I get an error: “Warning:Failed to initialize repositories.” and then I can only view the software that I have already installed.
Also, unrelated, but I have noticed that the fan of my laptop goes crazy when I am running SUSE. It seems to be constantly running on high. Weird.