YaST & 'install software' does not open in GUI


I have a strange problem. From time to time, I cannot open YaST nor ‘install software’ in the GUI. A new window is appears in the panel, but after 10 seconds or so it disappears. When in terminal, i can open YaST.

This happens from time to time and often after a while I can open it again in GUI (also when rebooting). Does someone knows how to solve this? It’s very annoying when I want to install something and I cannot open Yast2 (I’m not familiar with terminal, so that’s why i want to stay with GUI, which is KDE btw).


When you start Yast from the terminal, what output is there?

What version of openSUSE?

Post your repo list with

zypper lr -d