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i'm trying to update a new install of opensuse10.3, and it timesout after a few seconds and gives me this message:
please use add/remove update sources from the tray icon menu to define an update repository
which dosen't work either. please help translate in english? for dummies
i'm assuming this same problem is preventing me from adding any community / software repositories. also, none of the '1-click installs' work too. they just take way too much time and then abort. i usually connect with a proxy on windows, but it works just fine here without - besides, keeps giving me error message when i add the proxy.
It could be a couple things, but let's start with the basics. If you are using KDE, click on the K Menu (chameleon) --> Computer (tab) --> YaST.
Select the Software category on the left (if it is not already selected) and then click on the Community Repositories icon. Select Main Repository (NON-OSS), Main Repository (OSS), and Main Update Repository.
If that does not help or misses the point, please clarify what you are seeing and what you need.
OK. I just noticed yesterday on my 10.3 machine that SUSE issued a patch to fix some problem with YaST (or YaST Online Update--I forgot which). However, it did not install properly (it threw a warning error) and so I ignored it since I had other problems I had to deal with at the time and I wanted to use my computer as a computer, rather than research problems with SUSE.
In the meantime, does YaST work properly otherwise? If so, in the software section, try launching the Online Update Configuration by clicking on that button. This may allow you to set up the update, which in turn can update YaST so that it behaves itself.
didn't work either. can't even connect to proxy anymore - test fails. and i know the proxy is correct - hmmm
An error occured during HTTP proxy test
* getaddrinfo(3) failed for proxy.address:1080
* Couldn't resolve proxy 'proxy.address.here'
* Closing connection #0
curl: (5) Couldn't resolve proxy 'proxy.address'
i don't think it's just the proxy problem, doubting if it is at all. i've just tried connected from my office, which is a direct connection and still YAST is misbehaving. can't connect to any repo at all!
any clues what else it could be? right now im running on inexperience and 3 hours sleep in 2 days - and so far nothing but firefox, thunderbird and kopete connect to any network.