Plasma-Workspace Crashes on Login

After updating some of my packages to the newer versions, I restarted my computer so that I could experience the full effect of the update. When I attempted to login, Plasma Workspace crashes and nothing loads. I am forced to use another window manager to login into the system, and when I investigated into this problem by typing plasma-desktop in the command terminal, I receive this error:

plasma-desktop(18223) getComponent: Failed to connect to the kglobalaccel daemon QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner", "Could not get owner of name 'org.kde.kglobalaccel': no such name")

Can someone explain to me how I can fix this error so that I can finally go back to using KDE4?

From your other login, give us the result of this:

zypper lr -d

Renaming the hidden .kde4 folder (to .kde4-old) and trying kde4 again could be a plan. But do this from a cli user login or if your other desktop is gnome, then that would be ok.

mv .kde4 .kde4-old

Its very difficult to say, since you note you updated ‘some of your packages’ but you do now specify which ones.

To investigate if this is config file related, as opposed to software releated, you could create a new user, and then log in as that new user, and see if that new user has the same problem.

If impatient, you could try updating now to KDE-4.3.4:
.:. ANL4U .:. » Blog Archive » Upgrade KDE 4.3.1 to KDE 4.3.3/4 in openSUSE 11.2](

or alternatively, wait a few days, and maybe someone will chime in on this thread with a fix to your problem.

There are some bugs in plasma, which are planned to be fixed when SuSE-GmbH provide an update for KDE-4.1.3 to KDE-4.3.4. There is a thread here on this unprecidented SuSE-GmbH decision to update openSUSE-11.2’s KDE from KDE-4.3.1 to KDE-4.3.4 : KDE “Stable” to be upgraded to KDE 4.3.4 via Update - openSUSE Forums

I’ve got the same issue after upgrading kernel package. Switching to KDE:Stable repo fixed the problem.

I fixed this problem by performing a full upgrade to openSUSE 11.2 and then doing “zypper dup” after encountering some problems. Thank you for your help everyone!

:wink: double bonus!