Next, you open up Software Management, hit the View Button and Select Repositories. Highlight the name on the left for what ever you called the KDE Factory 4.5 Core Packages and then on the top, pick “Switch to this Repository”. Everything loaded for KDE which exists as a newer version in the new location will be loaded, upgrading you to KDE version 4.5. Be for warned that a few odd things can happen. For instance, I had the sound module in YaST uninstalled for some reason. I added it back, but I could not figure out why it did this.
The other and much slower way to do it is after you add in the new KDE 4.5 repositories, I then set the priority for the new software to a lower number than the rest. This makes KDE 4.5 versions come to the top of the versions tab list. Next I go into Yast / Software Management and just search for KDE. I then go to the Versions Tab and EVERYTHING that has a 4.5 version, select its bullet to be upgraded. This takes way longer, but you have some more control over what is upgraded and what if any, must be uninstalled.
Hi , I am running KDE 4.5, which as far as Suse is concerned still a Factory Version. Here the URL for the repositories: KDE repositories - openSUSE
As you can see there are factory repositories for 11.2
On my Desktop KDE 4.5 runs fine !!! I tried it on my Lap top …problems, Since I could not to be bothered to go into details I down graded my Laptop to KDE 4.4.4
I would upgrade to 11.3 first, get all the latest updates and then try KDE 4.5
I did the upgrade (clicked on all the 4.3 apps that were already installed to update them to 4.4) and rebooted… that’s when I started having the problems with the screen. I can see and move the mouse, but that’s about it… just a blank screen.
I suppose that is some configuration problem.
Of course I cannot say for sure.
But if it is a problem with some configuration files,
the easiest way for me would be renaming ~/.kde4
to something like ~/.kde4_old. folder from command line.
That command moves all KDE 4 settings to
.kde4_old folder in your home directory.
Do you know how to do this from command line?
Though, it may be not very good if have some useful
settings there and don’t like default ones or
don’t want to configure it again from scratch.
Somewhat harder would be renaming (or removing)
plasma configuration files, so plasma-desktop process
would generate default ones. These files are:
Everyone - Thank you for your help. Unfortunately, it did not work. Because I needed to get the system up and running and did not have to time to fiddle with configuration files, I ended up installing 11.3… thankfully, it recognized my previous installation, so it did not format my /home.
All is well now, but I do wish I could figure out what went wrong. Maybe some day…