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Old 12-07-2005, 08:49 AM   #1
maparus
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Yast won't load in suse 9.1


I downloaded part of my suse 9.1 updates now Yast won't load in order to install the rest. I click on Yast and I am asked for my root password I type it in and the hourglass shows it's loading and loading and loading then the hourglass disappears and nothing.

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Old 12-07-2005, 11:15 AM   #2
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I downloaded part of my suse 9.1 updates now Yast won't load in order to install the rest. I click on Yast and I am asked for my root password I type it in and the hourglass shows it's loading and loading and loading then the hourglass disappears and nothing.
You might bget a more meaningful diagnostic message by starting yast from the command line. Open a terminal and type in:

yast2

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Old 12-07-2005, 12:36 PM   #3
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You might bget a more meaningful diagnostic message by starting yast from the command line. Open a terminal and type in:

yast2

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Thanks jailbait. I followed your directions and it came back
" Comand not found " what does this mean?
 
Old 12-07-2005, 02:18 PM   #4
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yast2-ncurses

I typed in yast2 as the root this time and got the following
"Warning: the gt frontend is installed but does not work. You need to install yast2-ncurses to use the yast2 text mode interface"
Wher do I get yast2-ncurses and how do I install it ?

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Old 12-07-2005, 04:02 PM   #5
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"Warning: the gt frontend is installed but does not work."

This means that part of yast2 is installed incorrectly. I suggest that you install yast again from your install CDs.

"You need to install yast2-ncurses to use the yast2 text mode interface"

When yast found out that its GUI did not work it tried its ncurses interface as an alternate possibility. The ncurses interface wasn't there either. If you want you could install the yast2-ncurses rpm package.

Since neither yast2 interface seems to be working you might have to repair yast using the rpm command.

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