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Old 10-17-2002, 05:51 AM   #16
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I did my YOU update to kde 3.0.4 probably a week ago, I think it was about a day or two after KDE listed it on their website. I have the German version of SuSE 8.1 Pro, and perhaps it has a different default ftp server for the YOU. If yours isn't ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/ftp.suse.com/suse you might think of changing to it. It's possible (though unlikely) that the German servers get updated earlier, being that this is a German distro.

I can't remember YOU update programs to their latest version unless it was a security fix. However I could be wrong.

Let me know if you finally get it working.
 
Old 10-18-2002, 10:37 AM   #17
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Hi All,

I did an online update to KDE 3.0.3 last night and the update failed. So I figured no big deal, but after I rebooted the box KDE did not start up.

So... is there a way, considering I am quite new at this Linux stuff but not at computers, to install KDE from the command prompt? I know the steps.

Download the RPM's (Not sure if I will get the right ones) or which command to FTP the RPM's to the disk.

Use RPM to install RPM's

Configure the package the setup KDE to start automatically

I know that is a high level, Is there a web site that can walk me though this on a lower level?

Thanks Steve
 
Old 10-18-2002, 12:39 PM   #18
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Well... This would be easier to troubleshoot if we knew a lot more, like what errors if any were shown and how far into the startup of your computer you got. I have seen KDE fail because RPMs for the wrong distrinution or version of a distribution were used to install it. I have also seen 3.0.3 act up and 3.0.4 NOT act up.

Do you know what kernel version you have on yuor box??? Do you know what gcc you have on your box??? Did you install KDE 3.03 over KDE 2.2 (which breaks things a lot-- KDE says to uninstall pre 3.0 before installing post 3.0, and also does have some ideas about how to install from console using RPM if you know the mirror path and can get online from console)???

Can you get into gnome and fix from there???? This for me would be easier than the console based fix. IF STUCK in console, you might try
man yast
and see if can run your online updater in a console mode and see if it can uninstall 3.0.3 and if so then see if you can install your old KDE from the install media you used originally.

I do not use a true canned online update for desktops packaged in RPM form. I use a variant of urpmi after ftping RPMs and if possible MD5SUMing them against values given by publisher of the desktop being updated. mandrake has a pretty good way to do this-- I do not know how well SuSE rolls things back. However, I keep more than one desktop handy to boot to adn basicly configured for just such eventualites.

John.
 
Old 10-18-2002, 09:33 PM   #19
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Since this is a new box I am not to concerned. I am assuming that it has failed completly so I was going to delete it completely (some how) and then reinstall the latest version from scratch at the console level (again some how). There are no settings that I need saved from the original version that I know of.

Steve
 
Old 10-18-2002, 10:27 PM   #20
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I do not know what you use to partition your HD with a SuSE install (as far as name), but the one easiest thing to do is run the installer or partitioner and tell it to erase the partitions (alternatively, the command might be to delete same) adn then do an immediate reboot-- assuming I understand you right and you want to reload all of your Linux. At that point reinstall on reboot-- one total reload.

I do not know yet how to get SuSE to reload just KDE from the console, sorry.

John.
 
Old 10-20-2002, 05:17 PM   #21
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Thanks for the reply. That is what I ended up doing.
 
Old 10-20-2002, 05:41 PM   #22
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Welcome.

John.
 
  


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