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Old 02-09-2009, 08:37 AM   #1
peteyperson
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Lost digital clock display (calendar works) & Online updates gone


Hey all,

Strange things happening on openSUSE 11.1/KDE 4.

Under Yast > Software > Online update config,
"Current update repository: None"

Advanced button gives me the option to register with Novell (did that and the login won't accept the login details, even when clicking the authorisation emailed link. When selecting 'Edit software repositories' I get the usual list of them including the openSUSE at the top.

Digital clock on the dock has also vanished. It's still there because the calendar comes up when clicking in that area. Hovering over it also gets the clock picture and time above. Tried adding a new dock and then adding a new digital clock, same thing happens there too.

Thanks,
Petey
 
Old 02-09-2009, 08:55 AM   #2
ronlau9
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Originally Posted by peteyperson View Post
Hey all,

Strange things happening on openSUSE 11.1/KDE 4.

Under Yast > Software > Online update config,
"Current update repository: None"

Advanced button gives me the option to register with Novell (did that and the login won't accept the login details, even when clicking the authorisation emailed link. When selecting 'Edit software repositories' I get the usual list of them including the openSUSE at the top.

Digital clock on the dock has also vanished. It's still there because the calendar comes up when clicking in that area. Hovering over it also gets the clock picture and time above. Tried adding a new dock and then adding a new digital clock, same thing happens there too.

Thanks,
Petey
Using opensuse you should use the opensuse repositories .
Novell is for Suse enterprise ( SLED )
If you do not know with repositories to use I will give you mine ,
but normally it is done by the system it self
About the digital clock with GUI do you use
 
Old 02-09-2009, 11:58 AM   #3
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Hi there,

KDE 4, I believe.

Under Online update config, 'Configured Software Priorities', Repositories, first listed is:

Priority 20; Enabled & Autorefresh [selected], openSUSE-11.1-Update; URL http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.1

There is also an Priority 99; openSUSE-11.1-Updates; with the same URL further down, so I am confused home the front page says there is no current update repositories.

Petey

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Using opensuse you should use the opensuse repositories .
Novell is for Suse enterprise ( SLED )
If you do not know with repositories to use I will give you mine ,
but normally it is done by the system it self
About the digital clock with GUI do you use
 
Old 02-10-2009, 04:01 AM   #4
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Hi there,

KDE 4, I believe.

Under Online update config, 'Configured Software Priorities', Repositories, first listed is:

There is also an Priority 99; openSUSE-11.1-Updates; with the same URL further down, so I am confused home the front page says there is no current update repositories.

Petey
Mine started with the above link and it mark as Priority 99 (standard)
About the digital clock if you wright click on the mouse >Add Widgets>Digital Clock if did not work ?
 
Old 02-11-2009, 09:56 AM   #5
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Hi Ron,

The digital clock is present, as in it comes with a calendar and a clock tab that pops up when clicked, but the clock display on the panel is just a black space. The functionality still partly works, so the clock is still loaded in. The time on the pop-up is 12 noon always now, but the calendar works. I've tried removing the digital clock and adding it back, no change. I've also logged in as root user and that desktop also is missing the digital clock. The desktop folder is also just a blank grey space, and completely missing on my local user logon.

KDE is mangled basically.

I recall that I installed a package (cannot remember which) via the package manager, it had a problem partway thru unable to locate a file on DVD or online, and then aborted. A list of KDE files were within those it was updating (presumably dependency) and so this must have tripped KDE up. As KDE thinks it has the current version, it won't update itself to resolve the issue. That's my Linux beginner's explanation.

Petey

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Mine started with the above link and it mark as Priority 99 (standard)
About the digital clock if you wright click on the mouse >Add Widgets>Digital Clock if did not work ?
 
Old 02-11-2009, 10:53 AM   #6
ronlau9
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Hi Ron,

The digital clock is present, as in it comes with a calendar and a clock tab that pops up when clicked, but the clock display on the panel is just a black space. The functionality still partly works, so the clock is still loaded in. The time on the pop-up is 12 noon always now, but the calendar works. I've tried removing the digital clock and adding it back, no change. I've also logged in as root user and that desktop also is missing the digital clock. The desktop folder is also just a blank grey space, and completely missing on my local user logon.

KDE is mangled basically.

I recall that I installed a package (cannot remember which) via the package manager, it had a problem partway thru unable to locate a file on DVD or online, and then aborted. A list of KDE files were within those it was updating (presumably dependency) and so this must have tripped KDE up. As KDE thinks it has the current version, it won't update itself to resolve the issue. That's my Linux beginner's explanation.

Petey
When a update is aborted that is for sure not nice.
Does not matter with OS you use.
But may be if you install a other GUI first kde3.5 Or Gnome see if you can work with it
Check if every on the GUI is working.
Than un install kde 4 and install it again , it might work
To install a GUI yast>software>search >pattern>GUI in case you did not know it

ron
 
Old 05-09-2009, 11:57 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by peteyperson View Post
Hi Ron,

The digital clock is present, as in it comes with a calendar and a clock tab that pops up when clicked, but the clock display on the panel is just a black space. The functionality still partly works, so the clock is still loaded in. The time on the pop-up is 12 noon always now, but the calendar works. I've tried removing the digital clock and adding it back, no change. I've also logged in as root user and that desktop also is missing the digital clock. The desktop folder is also just a blank grey space, and completely missing on my local user logon.

KDE is mangled basically.

I recall that I installed a package (cannot remember which) via the package manager, it had a problem partway thru unable to locate a file on DVD or online, and then aborted. A list of KDE files were within those it was updating (presumably dependency) and so this must have tripped KDE up. As KDE thinks it has the current version, it won't update itself to resolve the issue. That's my Linux beginner's explanation.

Petey
i can verify that on a clean install there is no clock display. i have the same issue on kde4 opensuse 11.1 with compiz fusion running. i have the blank space, mouseover shows 12:00 AM and click brings up a calendar with the proper date. i removed the widget and readded it. same thing. i tried also the analog clock and the fuzzy clock and it is the same issue. except the analog clock shows a small round clock stuck on 12:00. also, right clicking the clocks gives the option to config the clocks, you can change the fonts, colors and all that but it makes no difference.

it is rather annoying, but everything else works fine. this is the only post i have seen so far with someone else having this issue.
 
  


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