Yast doesn't load

I put openSUSE on my laptop with the Gnome desktop and I like what I see. Loved the installer, it actually detected the chip in my wifi card (something that Ubuntu did not do). But there are a couple of things I have a problem with.

When I goto System->YaST I type in my root password and click Continue, but YaST never loads.

Also I can’t remember the name of the gnome program that lets me edit it’s settings. It was something like gconf-editor.

A good way to find the source of the problem is to run the program from the command line. So, as root, run ‘yast’ in a terminal.

Also, I believe the text editor you are looking for is ‘gedit’.

Good luck,

g

When I run “sudo /sbin/yast” I get yast in the console using ncurses. gedit wasn’t the program I was looking for.

I apologize,

I meant ‘yast2’. The GUI counterpart.

Please forgive,

g

So did I. sudo /sbin/yast2 creates an ncurses based interface.

I run “sudo /sbin/yast2 --gtk” and I get the ncurses interface as well.

You could try to elevate to root with

su -

(and enter root pw, note the - is not a typo but switches to root and also loads the root environment)
and then run yast2

Are you getting the same result or an error or other?

I’m still getting the ncurses based display. I’m also having a problem with openSUSE stalling. Sometimes it freezes on boot or when its not doing anything. The hard drive stays on with no disk activity and I can’t move the mouse.

I’m assuming you have installed openSUSE 11.0?

Have you applied all updates? For instance, which kernel version are you running? Please post the output of 'uname -a '.

When the freeze occurs, is it somewhat around the same time or when specific modules get loaded?
Please post your hardware details as they might be relevant.

Yes

Yes

2.6.25.18-0.2-pae

It sometimes freezes when its booting, it sometimes freezes when I load a program, it sometimes freezes when its not doing anything. The laptop simply stops responding. It doesn’t seem to be freezing anymore but I’ll keep an eye on it.

IBM Thinkpad T21
Intel P3 @ 800Mhz
256MB Ram
20GB Hard drive

Here’es the output of “lspci -vvv”:


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
	Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 64
	Region 0: Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64]
	Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 1.0
		Status: RQ=32 Iso- ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA+ ITACoh- GART64- HTrans- 64bit- FW- AGP3- Rate=x1,x2
		Command: RQ=1 ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA- AGP- GART64- 64bit- FW- Rate=<none>

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 128
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
	I/O behind bridge: 0000f000-00000fff
	Memory behind bridge: f0000000-f7ffffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 30000000-300fffff
	Secondary status: 66MHz+ FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
	BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA+ MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B+
		PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-

00:02.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A21m/T20/T22
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 168, Cache Line Size: 128 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
	Region 0: Memory at 50000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=05, sec-latency=176
	Memory window 0: 20000000-23fff000 (prefetchable)
	Memory window 1: 24000000-27fff000
	I/O window 0: 00001400-000014ff
	I/O window 1: 00001c00-00001cff
	BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset+ 16bInt+ PostWrite+
	16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

00:02.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A21m/T20/T22
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 168, Cache Line Size: 128 bytes
	Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 11
	Region 0: Memory at 50100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=06, subordinate=09, sec-latency=176
	Memory window 0: 28000000-2bfff000 (prefetchable)
	Memory window 1: 2c000000-2ffff000
	I/O window 0: 00002000-000020ff
	I/O window 1: 00002400-000024ff
	BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset+ 16bInt+ PostWrite+
	16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100 (rev 09)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation EtherExpress PRO/100+ MiniPCI
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 66 (2000ns min, 14000ns max), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
	Region 0: Memory at e8120000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
	Region 1: I/O ports at 1800 [size=64]
	Region 2: Memory at e8100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
	[virtual] Expansion ROM at 30100000 [disabled] [size=1]
	Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
		Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME-

00:03.1 Serial controller: Xircom Mini-PCI V.90 56k Modem (prog-if 02 [16550])
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Unknown device 2408
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
	Region 0: I/O ports at 1840 [size=8]
	Region 1: Memory at e8121000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
	Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
		Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME-

00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24/30 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad A20m
	Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=slow >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
	Region 0: Memory at e8122000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
	Region 1: Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
		Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0

00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01) (prog-if 80 [Master])
	Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 64
	Region 0: [virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
	Region 1: [virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
	Region 2: [virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
	Region 3: [virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
	Region 4: I/O ports at 1850 [size=16]

00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 64
	Interrupt: pin D routed to IRQ 11
	Region 4: I/O ports at 1860 [size=32]

00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Interrupt: pin ? routed to IRQ 9

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV (rev 13) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: IBM Thinkpad T20/T22
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 64 (1000ns min, 63750ns max), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
	Region 0: Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
	[virtual] Expansion ROM at 30000000 [disabled] [size=64]
	Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
		Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
	Capabilities: [80] AGP version 1.0
		Status: RQ=32 Iso- ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA+ ITACoh- GART64- HTrans- 64bit- FW- AGP3- Rate=x1,x2
		Command: RQ=1 ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA- AGP- GART64- 64bit- FW- Rate=<none>


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Well, for one try removing the Beagle indexing service.
open a terminal console and:


su -     #enter root pw
zypper remove beagle
 (accept you want to remove the linked packages & when done reboot)

When booted check to output of ’ dmesg ’ … keep a lookout for errors.
Also look though the last bit of /var/log/messages (you will need to have root rights)


su -
tail -n 300 /var/log/messages | less

The above commands will show you the last 300 lines of the messages log file. The less command lets you scroll thorugh the log output.

Also check to see if there are no error messages pointing to disk / io errors.

Wishing you luck,
Wj

I removed Beagle, but now for some reason I can’t update I get an internal system error:

Can’t provide file ‘./rpm/i586/libgadu-1.8.0-16.2.i586.rpm’ from repository 'openSUSE-11.0-Updates

Hi
I had an issue with that one a few hours ago, I think it may be
mirroring that file to the mirror that your using. What awhile and try
running the update. Or run from the cli (console/konsole)


sudo zypper ref
sudo zypper lu
sudo zypper up

The first command refreshes the repositories, the second lists any
updates, the third will apply the updates.


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.0 x86 Kernel 2.6.25.18-0.2-default
up 17:14, 2 users, load average: 0.01, 0.07, 0.04
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 177.80

Okay I got it to update. I still can’t load YaST.

I’d like to make it clear that when I mean yast, I mean it’s GUI counterpart.

Hello again,

I have one more idea: force a reinstall of all the yast modules you already have installed, and install the yast2-qt package.

run

zypper se yast2

everything that is install there, add to the end of the following command:

zypper in -f

example:

zypper in -f yast2-qt yast2-control-center yast2-core

… etc.

Good Luck,

g

Yay! It works now. Thanks greenmachine.