system broken after update

Recently i add a lot of repositories for new apps but do0ing a zypper up after that left left many things broken ,first the my system has added 2 more entries in grub menu namely, opensuse 11.3 desktop-2.6.34.7 and opensuse 11.3 desktop-2.6.34.7-(failsafe) why are these added and now when I simply boot opensuse11.3 from menu though it starts but has no sound and typical errors shown .
Firefox is broken …how could I reach a stable state now I have these repos only

| Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service

—±------------------------------------------------------------------±------------------------------------------------------------------±--------±--------±---------±---------±----------------------------------------------------------------------------±-------
1 | download.opensuse.org-standard | Main Repository (Contrib) | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /repositories/openSUSE:/11.3:/Contrib/standard |
2 | ftp.uni-erlangen.de-suse | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes | 97 | rpm-md | Index of /pub/mirrors/packman/suse/11.3/ |
3 | http-download.opensuse.org-de10f6e2 | http-download.opensuse.org-de10f6e2 | No | No | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /distribution/11.3/repo/oss/suse |
4 | Index of /distribution/11.3/repo/oss/suse | Index of /distribution/11.3/repo/oss/suse | No | No | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /distribution/11.3/repo/oss/suse |
5 | Index of /suse/11.3 | Index of /suse/11.3 | No | No | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /suse/11.3 |
6 | l1 | l1 | No | No | 112 | plaindir | dir:///home/dev/bin/x86_64 |
7 | repo-debug | openSUSE-11.3-Debug | No | No | 99 | yast2 | Index of /debug/distribution/11.3/repo/oss |
8 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.3-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/11.3/repo/non-oss |
9 | repo-oss | openSUSE-11.3-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/11.3/repo/oss |
10 | repo-source | openSUSE-11.3-Source | No | No | 99 | yast2 | Index of /source/distribution/11.3/repo/oss |
11 | repo-update | openSUSE-11.3-Update | No | No | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /update/11.3 |

Repo 11 should be Yes|Yes

Boot to yast level3 if you can
Boot to Level 3, then Yast and More…
Enable it
The try zypper dup as root

wait! trying

On 2010-12-10 15:06, wormulove wrote:

> Firefox is broken …how could I reach a stable state now I have
> these repos only

Please, next time use code tags to post computer text. It is difficult to
interpret your repo list if it is wrapped and links converted to tinyurls.

Code:



Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)

robin_listas

    On 2010-12-10 15:06, wormulove wrote:

    > Firefox is broken ......how could I reach a stable state now I have
    > these repos only

    Please, next time use code tags to post computer text. It is difficult to
    interpret your repo list if it is wrapped and links converted to tinyurls.

    Code:
    ----------------
    ----------------

I mistook quote for code …
As per the problem I did a zypper dup and also updated my repos list prior to it.but the list consist of most of the package relating to multimedia like gstreamer , vlc, kaffiene,k3b now even chrome is showing errors (it close after a short while )+I cannot kill zypper or package update even as root .
for more info :
In the last unsuccessful update after which the problem started a no. of packages where going to be installed or updated like zypper desktop kernel cpio and a no. of large lib packages

On 2010-12-11 10:06, wormulove wrote:

> I mistook quote for code …

I just pasted your list into an editor and reformatted it to have a good
look. Took me some time.

> As per the problem I did a zypper dup and also updated my repos list

I would not risk a zypper dup with your repo configuration. It is
completely unpredictable.

You have disabled the update repo - this is wrong.
You have two packman repos, one disabled.
You also have a local repo, contents unknown.

It is not possible to know what would happen, but with update disabled and
packman having more priority (lower number), a normal dup would replace
many system packages with packman equivalents… result is unpredictable.

I personally prefer packman to have a higher number. Then I use yast to
select, manually, what packages from packman I want. I never use dup, not
even “up”. Yast is much safer and controllable.

I can, for example, choose repo view, select packman, select packages. If i
want to update packman, I use “update if newer” on that view.

If you have so many problems, I would disable all repos, except oss,
non-oss, and update, and then do a dup. That should restore system state to
the original one. A known, predictable state.

Then reboot.

After that, if things works, enable packman and install multimedia per the
howto. After this step work, you can try with the rest of your repos -
preferably with yast. Carefully.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)

Sometimes it is just easier to re-install than try and explain the plethora or routes to the same end, most of which are extremely confusing to the less experienced.

There are die hard (I never re-install) folk out there I know, so please don’t start on that one.

Install > Break > Re-install = can be a great educator
But if that’s not your ‘Kettle of Fish’ then be sure to follow the 4 repo policy and ask us for post install guidance for a slick running system.

I just pasted your list into an editor and reformatted it to have a good
look. Took me some time.

sorry for the pains…
robin_listas : I believe doing all this is as similar to as doing a reinstall (and you would agree as I have to go level start then proceed forward)but it is a sure way of denying a reformat …which I did recently.I have checked the required repo carefully now actually the story of repol1(local) is quite interesting I copied all the packages(rpm) of dvd and made it a repo while abruptly installed a no. of packages directly from webpin and dvd .This condition was inevitable .

ask us for post install guidance for a slick running system.

caf4926: I did a fresh install after a lot of experiments;) btw thanks for the generosity.BTW i needed a sensor app i installed it now but it shows wrong readings SUSE Paste should be done

Don’t know
Never used such myself

I am getting a feeling that temp in opensuse is 6-8 C higher than my window7 os .both are installed on same system (dual boot) so I am vigorously searching for some temperature telling app

Open a terminal and do:

acpi -t

On 2010-12-12 19:36, wormulove wrote:
>
> I am getting a feeling that temp in opensuse is 6-8 C higher than my
> window7 os .both are installed on same system (dual boot) so I am
> vigorously searching for some temperature telling app

gkrellm, sensors.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)

apci -t
 No support for device type: battery
No support for device type: thermal

robin_listas :I am already using sensors but its output is quite unsatisfactory as shown herepaste

its a desktop and has no battery but dont know why it is giving

No support for device type: thermal
though in dual boot with win7 I use an app called speed fan and it give me all 4 core temperatures + rpm too

I’m not entirely sure but you may need kernel-source installed, it’s the only package reference I can find to acpi

Actually, no
I just realized you made a typo

You did apci

It should be acpi -t
see: system broken after update

wormulove@linux-8ajy:~> acpi -t
No support for device type: battery
No support for device type: thermal

typo was during pasting here only

I’m not entirely sure but you may need kernel-source installed, it’s the only package reference I can find to acpi

I agree , as it shows 3 packages of >300MB ,I believe this much is not required by this "small " problem .kernel update will take it from 2.6.34.7-0.5 to 2.6.34.7-0.51
though going to give gkrellm a shot
thank you

gkrellm shows following values
temp1 33 C
temp2 43
temp3 127
virtually same as sensors (think they are same with different interfaces)
the last temp value is all bothering me at this value CPU should shut down

Watch it happen here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/acpi%20-t.mpeg

On 2010-12-13 06:36, wormulove wrote:

> robin_listas :I am already using sensors but its output is quite
> unsatisfactory as shown here’ paste’ (http://susepaste.org/9150970)

Well, it is text, but it shows all. Gkrellm is graphic and nice. Both pull
the data from the same place.

You have to run “sensors-detect” once to configure them. Hopefully the fans
will have values after that. If they don’t, and in windows they have, you
could report as a bug in bugzilla.

I read somewhere that values can be calibrated; I’ve never done it.

Quick question: what do you use in windows to read those things?


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)