This is what happened I was installing google chrome and updating Mozilla on suse 11.4 and then my system crashed so I turned the computer of when I turned it back on the login screen was grey and I couldn’t select my session I could only log into root , when I did log in there was a blu screen and at the bottom it said icewm desktop and I could go on Internet and there was no yast just gimp and other tools how do I get it back to thee default login screen and desktop ? I really need help
Opensuse login screen grey and I can only login to root and when I do desktop is icewm ?
How did you install Chrome and Mozilla?
And which desktop do you want to have? KDE, GNOME,…
That grey screen you see is xdm. So maybe you have uninstalled kdm/gdm?
Try to install it again by typing the following into a terminal window (xterm) when you’re logged in as root:
zypper in -f kdm
zypper in -f gdm
thanx I installed google chrome from the website for Linux and did it in terminal and I updated Mozilla from online updates
It says zypper is not a typo
I don’t believe that. I guess it says:
If 'zypper' is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the package that contains it, like this: cnf zypper
So apparently zypper got uninstalled… That’s bad.
Can you run “rpm”?
yeah when I type it a whole bunch of codes come up
Then please download the zypper rpm from here:
Index of /distribution/11.4/repo/oss/suse
(or you can take it from the 11.4 installation DVD if you have that handy)
Then install it with
rpm -i zypper-xxx.rpm
If you get an error message, please post it.
the thing is I can’t go online because my computer is all messed up I’m on my ipad this is so horrible there’s no way I can get my computer fixed how do I just uninstall suse all together and Linux
Just install a different Operating System.
You may try to download a openSUSE CD/DVD (maybe 11.4 again) and just select “Update an existing system”.
Index of /distribution
If you’re lucky it will work again then.