it IS a mess ok…
in fact, i’m kinda amazed it even boots…
first i think you need to read the paragraph here beginning with
“IMPORTANT” http://tinyurl.com/33qc9vu and, that will kinda get you
started (clean up your repo mess!)
for sure you MUST disable factory! factory is always the NEXT
release which means it is always changing…any instant there could
be (WILL be) code in there which might (WILL eventually) kill your
AND, please notice that you have NOT installed openSUSE 11.4!
you may be running a LOT of 11.4 code, but i bet you are also running
some 11.5 code, and maybe lots of 11.3 code because you have NO 11.4
repo enabled, not one…
you have ONLY 11.3 and factory…and some others (any of which may
see the problem?
to get from one version to the next the old pro’s around here (most of
them anyway) INSTALL the new version, or at the very least do an
approved path upgrade (which will not result in some Frankenstein mix
last and NEXT version repos)…what links to approved upgrade paths?
i’d recommend you immediately make a backup copy of all your data,
movies, music, artwork, letter to/from Aunt Tillie and etc…
and then…and then…come back see if someone has a path they think
is better than the one i’m gonna recommend:
read the caveat in my sig, below
with a secure, off machine copy of everything you wanna
keep…which, you have CHECKED to make sure it is safe and can be
copied back, later, to your new 11.4: format and install 11.4 from a
known perfect install disk, then . . .
then, read the tag line in my sig, below
[NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.1.8, nVidia
173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
“It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
to undo the problems caused by not.” DD 23 Jan 11