Hi, I’m no longer able to open up the modules inside Yast 2.
To get into Yast2, I open a terminal, su, and call Yast2. When I click on a module to open (Software Management, for example), the mouse pointer turns into a ‘working in background’ state for a few seconds and then goes back to normal.
I can still get into the Yast2 modules if I log into KDE as root, just not as a user like I used to. How can I fix this?
February 9, 2009, 7:15am
As user open a terminal and go su
it may help
Try what caf4932 suggested first. An upgrade might help.
Are you in a KDE or Gnome environment?
If KDE, try
February 9, 2009, 11:22am
> I can still get into the Yast2 modules if I log into KDE as root, just
> not as a user like I used to. How can I fix this?
just a friendly reminder: you should never ever log into KDE as root
(or Gnome or any of the many other windows managers available)…
one reason is that just doing that often causes really strange
and difficult to pin down permission issues once you again log in as
a regular user…
maybe like the one you are faced with now.
to learn the correct way to exercise root powers pay attention to:
and have fun…
and just as a WILD guess: there is a hidden file in your home named
…ICEauthority, check and make sure it is owned by you (not root) and
the owner can read and write to the file…
that file sometimes gets screwy if you log into KDE as root.
oh, and check the permissions for the folder in your home named
…yast2 and the file y2controlcenterrc inside that folder…all should
be owned by you and you can read and write to them