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Old 06-21-2008, 09:11 PM   #1
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Question YaST won't stop freezing.


I think I've solved the problem of how to get different files to be installed, EXCEPT for the fact that YaST won't stop freezing. It doesn't matter WHAT I use YaST for. I have to force quit EVERY SINGLE TIME. I have no idea what to do to fix it. I've tried everything. Help?
 
Old 06-21-2008, 09:35 PM   #2
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Which SuSE distro are you using.

You may have too many repositories entered or there is one that has problems. Run "kdesu /sbin/yast2 inst_sources" and see if some can be removed.
If you are using openSuSE 10.1, it's update system was mono based and a real dog.
openSuSE 10.3 was a vast improvement on the earlier versions. It was a regular user
how provided that innovation.
 
Old 06-21-2008, 09:38 PM   #3
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I'm using 10.3 and do you mean type that in a terminal?
 
Old 06-21-2008, 11:50 PM   #4
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He means system>terminal

all the best
 
Old 06-22-2008, 08:48 AM   #5
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Running "kdesu /sbin/yast2 inst_sources" in a terminal for me results in a prompt for root password and then..........nothing.
What was it supposed to do?
 
Old 06-22-2008, 08:53 AM   #6
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Code:
bash: kdesu: command not found
Like FionnMc said, it doesn't do anything.
 
Old 06-22-2008, 10:58 AM   #7
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It very much looks as if there is something wrong with your GUI, but you may try this, before investigating if there is indeed something wrong with that.

Open a terminal (you can choose several terminals, when you go the way indicated by ronlau9).

su

(so don't do the kdesu stuff)

/sbin/yast2 --qt

or

/sbin/yast2 --gtk

Over here both commands open GUI Yast interfaces.

You could check your install sources from there.
There is nothing very arcane about these commands: yast2 --help from the command line is all you need.

EDIT:

Also: try a separate terminal
Ctr + Alt + <Fx>, say <F2> (do not use <F7>)
and run yast2 from there.

Last edited by bibh_lnxq; 06-22-2008 at 11:13 AM.
 
Old 06-22-2008, 12:48 PM   #8
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Code:
yast2: unrecognized option `--gtk'
Code:
'yast2: unrecognized option `--qt'
And how does it affect my YaST if something is wrong with GUI? Is it crucial?
 
Old 06-22-2008, 01:33 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by InfinitePalindrome View Post
Code:
yast2: unrecognized option `--gtk'
Code:
'yast2: unrecognized option `--qt'
And how does it affect my YaST if something is wrong with GUI? Is it crucial?
yast --qt
yast --gtk
yast2 --gtk
yast2 --qt

All four commands preceded by /sbin/ work as well, at least here ;-)

I mentioned the GUI because I have had trouble with SUSE + KDE in the past, although it was quite some time ago. The Desktop became completely unaccessible. I could not open a terminal inside KDE either.

Re GUI
If you start Yast from
KMenu -> Applications -> System -> Configuration -> Administrator Settings
you are working in a GUI environment.

That is the reason I also gave the extra option of logging into a terminal quite apart from the KDE Desktop.
 
Old 06-22-2008, 01:53 PM   #10
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I'm pretty sure mine is GNOME so I wouldn't have the same problem. But none of those yast --qt [etc.] commands are working for me. They don't do anything. I'm wondering if I could switch to something other than YaST for a SPM but it seems as though most of those things can only be installed IF I use YaST to install those new SPMs -__- So... I'm kinda stuck here. I just don't understand why I have to force quit EVERYtime. I just need an answer as to why and then I can probably figure out a way to fix it.
 
Old 06-22-2008, 02:30 PM   #11
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Have a look here.
 
Old 06-22-2008, 03:04 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by InfinitePalindrome View Post
I'm pretty sure mine is GNOME.
Sorry about that. I thought it was KDE -- for no good reason at all.

Re CL yast + options: surely yast --help will give you the options for your SUSE if they are different.

Anyway, alan_ri's link looks promising.

Have a good look at that: I would.

Good luck.
 
  


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