Originally Posted by HarryBoy
I install KDE by doing the following
zypper in kdebase4-runtime-4.3.5-0.1.97.x86_64.rpm
That's not the way to do. You should be installing from the repos, not from an rpm file and if you want to install KDE there's a pattern for that.
$ cat /etc/SuSE-release
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64)
VERSION = 11
PATCHLEVEL = 2
$ zypper patterns | grep kde
| kde | 11-38.13.9 | SLES11-SP1-Pool |
| kde | 11-38.39.11 | SLES11-SP2-Core
$ zypper in -t pattern kde
If you can't install from the repos, you need to fix that. Did you register the machine?
One of your threads indicates unmet dependencies. This should hopefully take care of that:
To be honest you may do better to re-install from scratch given the mess you seem to be in. It's not as interesting as trying to solve it though.
Running /usr/sbin/gdm to start up GDM and get a GNOME sessions is madness. Start X
$ service xdm restart
or if you're not already booting to runlevel 5
If you want a graphical session by default you should be booting to runlevel 5 by default. You can check/change that in /etc/inittab or I think you can set it in YaST somewhere. You should be able to get a console version of yast by running