I just successfully upgraded from Leap 42.3 to Leap 15.0 and was reading a website suggesting things to do after an upgrade to 15.0. They suggested using the “Discover Portal” program to browse and install software in one click. I assumed that the Discover software was included in 15.0 but couldn’t find it, so I went looking for it. I found the “https://software.opensuse.org/package/discover” web page that included a “Direct Install” link for the 8MB Discover program. This is where things went south. I clicked the link and it brought up the YAST software installer and said it was going to add a Tumbleweed repository to my system and then, I assumed, install the Discover software from there. When I clicked “Next” a few times it started to install something called, I believe, the “openSUSE Factory” with over 1GB of files! This was not what I was expecting, but I let it finish as it had started and I thought interrupting it was not a good idea.
I rebooted the system after the “Factory” installation and a whole bunch of things started to go wrong, including Plasma malfunctioning and the WiFi not connecting. I rebooted again and the WiFi finally connected but Plasma is not working correctly. I can provide details of the malfunctioning if that is what it takes to fix my system, but I have a general question first - can I undo the installation of the 1GB worth of openSUSE Factory files and put my system back to how it was before I made this mistake, either by an undo or system restore? Snapshot is running by default, but I have never used it.
Thank you for any help you are able to offer,
You picked a one click install link for Tumbleweed indeed. Do you have a btrfs filesystem?
And, do you have a link to the website you found this info on? You don’t need Discover, you already have YaST’s software- and repository-manager.
As a followup to my original post, I did some further research and saw I could use Snapper to undo changes made to the system. I found the Pre and Post snapshots from the mistaken install and selected all the files that were changed to be restored. I rebooted my system after Snapper had finished the restore and got KWin errors that prevented the GUI from loading properly, so I rebooted again and chose to restore from a snapshot at the boot manager. This didn’t work either as the system didn’t boot properly into the GUI again and when I hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to a terminal login, it let me enter my user ID, but wouldn’t accept my password entry (i.e. wasn’t acknowledging that I was typing a password, not that the password was incorrect) and timed out after 60 seconds.
The upshot is I have to reinstall openSUSE, which I don’t mind doing as it was an experimental machine, but Snapper didn’t work as advertised.
Thanks for your response. It seems I didn’t explain myself very well. I know that password entries in Terminal are not echoed to the screen, what I meant was after I typed my correct password, nothing happened and 60 seconds later I got a time-out message along the lines of “password not entered in time” or something to that effect, so for whatever reason it was not acknowledging my typed password entry.