upgrade yeterday now only icewm

Having installed leap 42.1 over the weekend I did an update yesterday and now grub starts leap immediately then at login states kde cant start
goes into icewm I can start a terminal and called up yast

As this is my first time with suse I am unsure what has gone wrong a search gave no replies

I have a desktop which I am using so I can write this

Any help much appreciated


Do you use btrfs try to rollback the update?

> su yast snapper

Post your repo list:

zypper lr -d

Try to run another update, maybe it wasn’t complete for some reason.

sudo zypper patch

Also, try to run “plasmashell” inside of IceWM, maybe there’s some error message that gives a clue.

Thanks for the replies

tried patch ---- nothing to do
can not copy the reply to zypper most of the 10 repros are open suse 13.2
2nd one is Leap:42.1

plasmashell if not typo …command not found

hope this helps
cheers mike

Without it it’s not really possible to help…

most of the 10 repros are open suse 13.2

That’s bad.
If they are active as well, then there’s no wonder you have problems.

Never mix repos of different openSUSE versions if you don’t know exactly what you do.

2nd one is Leap:42.1

Only one repo for Leap?
You should have at least another one, the update repo.
Normally there are 4 active ones though: oss, non-oss, and the corresponding update repos.

Well, that explains why Plasma5 doesn’t work.
It’s not even installed…

Try to re-install it:

sudo zypper in -f plasma5-workspace

But I’d still like to see your repo list first.

Thanks for the info will try to reinstall plasma

I have not changed the repros only updated as asked by the notification oln the pane

This is a new install , first time user of suse fair amount of experience with dedian and the command line

the terminal in icewm does not respond to the copy

can I get a copy of the repros it should have and change the repros manually ??s

( I only installed this fresh from a new download this weekend it asked for 2 updates which I set off seemed ok when I shut down. On startup today the grub screen had vanished and it booted to error screen cant start kde
I got into icewm and its terminal. On a spare partition I installed another distro and reinstated grub which allows me to select opensuse – splash screen – green light bulb then icewm)

hope this is helpful background

cheers mike

Well, you said most of your repos are for openSUSE 13.2.
Those are not part of a fresh install, and are not added automatically by the updater either.

And if you really have openSUSE 13.2 repositories active, installing updates can likely break your system.

the terminal in icewm does not respond to the copy

You don’t need to “copy”. Just select the text, and paste the selected text with the middle mouse button.

Or you should be able to run konsole in IceWM too (if it is still installed), that should offer to “copy”.

If all else fails, run “zypper lr -d >repolist.txt” and post (or upload somewhere) that text file.

can I get a copy of the repros it should have and change the repros manually ??s

You can change them with YaST->Software Repositories, or zypper mr (see “zypper mr --help” for more details), or by editing the .repo files in /etc/zypp/repos.d/ manually with a text editor.

You should be able to fix your system by disabling all 13.2 repos, and then running “zypper dup”.
If you post your repo list, I could give you more specific advise though.

Copy of repro list
1 | openSUSE-13.2-0 | openSUSE-13.2-0 | Yes | ( p) Yes | No | 99 | yast2 | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_TS-L633C_R5196GMSB10513 |
2 | openSUSE:Leap:42.1 | openSUSE:Leap:42.1 | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.1/repo/oss/ |
3 | repo-debug | openSUSE-13.2-Debug | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/13.2/repo/oss/ |
4 | repo-debug-update | openSUSE-13.2-Update-Debug | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/13.2/ |
5 | repo-debug-update-non-oss | openSUSE-13.2-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/13.2-non-oss/ |
6 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-13.2-Non-Oss | Yes | ( p) Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.2/repo/non-oss/ |
7 | repo-oss | openSUSE-13.2-Oss | Yes | ( p) Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.2/repo/oss/ |
8 | repo-source | openSUSE-13.2-Source | No | ---- | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/13.2/repo/oss/ |
9 | repo-update | openSUSE-13.2-Update | Yes | (r ) Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.2/ |
10 | repo-update-non-oss | openSUSE-13.2-Update-Non-Oss | Yes | ( p) Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.2-non-oss/

Have reinstalled plasma shell no error reported
green splash screen then icewm
cheers mike

Either leap repos or 13.2 DO NOT MIX

Ok, remove the 13.2 repos (most are disabled anyway and shouldn’t cause a problem, #1 is the installation CD/DVD and doesn’t matter as long as you don’t insert that, but especially #7 and #9 are “dangerous”), add at least the Leap 42.1 update repo (non-oss and non-oss update might be good too, but you can always add them later, you don’t need the source and debug repos), and run “zypper dup” then:

sudo zypper rr 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
sudo zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.1/oss/ repo-update
sudo zypper dup

Hopefully it will work then.

And the next time you upgrade to a different openSUSE version, please read (and follow) this:

Thank you for the help

I installed leap 42 from a new download not having used suse before
the updates that it prompted me to install then caused the problems
I had not added the repositories just followed the recommended updates did not do this as an upgrade

Since the problems I have downloaded another iso and burnt to usb ( after sha check)
this installed faster and at the moment is looking very sleek
The repositories are all Leap 42
the only problem was it would not connect to the wifi until it had installed then took the password and connected
I will now read up on the update procedures and attempt to bring it up to date

thanks again for the help
cheers mike

Hm, I really wonder what you downloaded from where then…
The official Leap 42.1 images definitely do not add 13.2 repos. (which is what caused the problems, you apparently installed updates for 13.2…)

Or did you rather download 13.2 and upgrade, maybe following some wrong “instructions”?

Anyway, good to hear that your (Leap) system works fine now. :slight_smile:

With the correct repos, installing updates should not cause such a problem…
You can use the desktop’s update notifier to install them, or YaST->Online Update, or “zypper patch” (“zypper up” if you also want to install updated packages from other repos you might have added) on the command line.