Question About Installing OpenSUSE Krypton

I am fairly new to OpenSUSE and am running Tumbleweed. I have been reading about OpenSUSE Krypton and have downloaded and tried the Live CD. I would like to install Krypton on my test system and read and see on the live CD that there is supposed to be an Install option, but when choosing install, I am eventually just taken back to a command line prompt. The first text splash screen, when starting the Live CD doesn’t show install as an option, although the choice appears on the first graphical splash screen. I understand that Krypton is essentially Tumbleweed, with four additional/other repos. I have also read about some people installing Krypton, so there appears to be a way to do so. Could anyone offer me some assistance on how to install Krypton? I would sincerely appreciate it. Thanks!

AFAIK the installer has been removed from Tumbleweed LiveDVD a few weeks ago, even if some links to the (missing) installer seem still in place.
Maybe references to “installed” Krypton are from older releases… or they installed TW and then added the needed repositories: if so, hope that anybody who did it answers your thread with an HowTo.

Thanks for that info. I have added those repositories to my TW install, thinking perhaps that would work to set up Krypton, but alas, it has not changed to the latest KDE version, either. Not sure what I’m doing wrong. Still am at TW, even with the repositories installed…same version of KDE.

Hi, simply adding repos is not enough, you have to switch packages to the version in those repos…
To do that:
in Yast Software management:
select View, then Repositories; in the side pane select the added repo; in the first row over package names click the <Switch system packages> to the version in this repository hyperlink; then <Accept> and enjoy!

If you are familiar with the command line, you may instead use:


zypper dup --from <alias|#|URI>

where <alias|#|URI> is a reference to the selected repo as shown by


zypper lr

I think that a reboot fits well after such an update.
Enjoy!

Thanks so much, OrsoBruno! I will give that a go!

Well, I did this all in YAST for KUF, KUE, KUA and Qt57. When I switched packages, I was given options as to packages which must be updated, removed or broken…so chose to use the update packages and cleared all dependency issues. Following that, several packages appeared in updates and did update. However, there were not many updates. Completing and rebooting, for some reason, I’m still with QT5,6.1 and Plasma 5.6.4. I must still be missing something. Any ideas? Thanks!

Posting the result of

zypper lr

might help understanding what you effectively did.

Sorry, missed a keystroke; please post the result of:


zypper lr -d

Yes, I think I have everything working, for the most part now, other than some files unable to update. I did so by going into Yast and manually forcing to the latest. But here is the output result.

er@linux-d411:~> su -
Password:
linux-d411:~ # zypper lr -d

| Alias | Name | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh |

Priority | Type | URI
| Service
—±---------------------------------±---------------------------±--------±----------±--------±
---------±-------±---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------±-------
1 | Games | Games | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/
|
2 | Google-Chrome | Google-Chrome | Yes | (r ) Yes | No |
99 | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64
|
3 | KDE_Extras | KDE Extras | No | ---- | No |
99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/
|
4 | KUA | KUA | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Unstable:/Applications/KDE_Unstabl
e_Frameworks_openSUSE_Factory/ |
5 | KUE | KUE | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Unstable:/Extra/KDE_Unstable_Frame
works_openSUSE_Factory/ |
6 | KUF | KUF | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Unstable:/Frameworks/openSUSE_Fact
ory/ |
7 | MEGAsync | MEGAsync | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
99 | rpm-md | http://mega.nz/linux/MEGAsync/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/
|
8 | Mozilla_Firefox | Mozilla Firefox | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/
|
9 | Packman | Packman | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
99 | rpm-md | Index of /pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/
|
10 | Qt57 | Qt57 | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Qt57/openSUSE_Factory/
|
11 | download.opensuse.org-non-oss | Main Repository (NON-OSS) | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/non-oss/
|
12 | download.opensuse.org-oss | Main Repository (OSS) | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/oss/
|
13 | download.opensuse.org-tumbleweed | Main Update Repository | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/tumbleweed/
|
14 | google-chrome-unstable | google-chrome-unstable | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
99 | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64
|
15 | google-earth | google-earth | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
99 | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/rpm/stable/x86_64
|
16 | libdvdcss | libdvdcss | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes |
99 | rpm-md | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/
|
17 | openSUSE-20160511-0 | openSUSE-20160511-0 | Yes | (r ) Yes | No |
99 | yast2 | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-hp_DVD-RAM_GH40L
|
18 | repo-debug | openSUSE-Tumbleweed-Debug | No | ---- | Yes |
99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/tumbleweed/repo/oss/
|
19 | repo-source | openSUSE-Tumbleweed-Source | No | ---- | Yes |
99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/source/tumbleweed/repo/oss/
|
linux-d411:~ #

An obvious difference I see on a Krypton-Wayland running in a VM are the priorities of the added repos, namely:

KUA 75
KUE 75
KUF** 75**
Qt56 50 (you have Qt57 here, but I don’t think it makes a difference).

That setup likely sets a preference to the newer “unstable” packages over the “regular” ones from the TW OSS repo that might occasionally have a higher version number and would be installed if the repo priorities are the same.
Should you have troubles updating after setting the priorities like that, I would suggest disabling “foreign” repos like 1-2-7-8 etc. at least until you have a manageable system.