I outlined in previous thread login problems as a result of a routine zypper patch and update, included were some nvida files.
My only way forward was to reinstall 42.3. first i checked my media dvd and it was ok
I reinstalled by formatting root partition and reinstalling gnome desktop with no partition changes.
I still could not get a loging to gnome. Same message says "could not connect with session bus failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-xxxxx. Connection refused.
Pushing CLOSE button yielded "Could not acquire name on session bus.
Surprisingly I could get a connection/login using my id and password with icewm desktop. I did reboot to check windows 10 and it was working fine.
I reinstalled again formatting root partition and installing kde desktop. Same results, same messages, but again I can login with icewm.
I reinstalled again formatting root partition and also formatting boot partition thinking dbus might be in boot and installed gnome desktop. Same messages again but again I can login using icewm. Using icewm, I installed mate desktop through software manager. Logged out and tried to login to mate and got same message regarding:dbus problem. I lost my windows login option in this process.
How could reformatting not fix the dbus problem? I need some ideas,
Perhaps reformatting root partition with partition magic might clean out what opensuse formatting could not remove and then reinstalling. Any thoughts?
Perhaps trying a new dvd even though current one passed media check.
Could dbus files be in /home partition which has not been touched? I don’t think so.
I’ve been using opensuse since 11.4 and never had problems like this.