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  1. #11
    tritigr NNTP User

    Re: updating a lot of packages broke system in many places


    >Hi
    >OK, can you check in Control Center -> File Management on the 'Media'
    >tab is 'Browse media when inserted' checked?


    yes, it is checked. (and "don't do anything when media are inserted" is
    unchecked...

    Til


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  2. #12
    tritigr NNTP User

    Re: updating a lot of packages broke system in many places


    tritigr;2159118 Wrote:
    > >Hi
    > >OK, can you check in Control Center -> File Management on the 'Media'
    > >tab is 'Browse media when inserted' checked?

    >
    > yes, it is checked. (and "don't do anything when media are inserted" is
    > unchecked...
    >
    > Til


    I also checked the following:

    created a new user: same problems: power button is not recognized,
    mounting from within nautilus does not work

    using KDE4: power button is working (and powers off directly instead of
    going to the login screen), but mounting also does not work.

    Maybe it would be the easiest way to do a recover and start with a
    fresh install? (any hints as to what to backup before? user data should
    still be there as this is a different partition, right?) is there an
    easy way to get a list of installed applications so that I can reinstall
    them after recovery?

    Til


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  3. #13
    malcolmlewis NNTP User

    Re: updating a lot of packages broke system in many places

    On Wed, 14 Dec 2011 00:26:02 GMT
    tritigr <tritigr@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

    >
    > tritigr;2159118 Wrote:
    > > >Hi
    > > >OK, can you check in Control Center -> File Management on the
    > > >'Media' tab is 'Browse media when inserted' checked?

    > >
    > > yes, it is checked. (and "don't do anything when media are
    > > inserted" is unchecked...
    > >
    > > Til

    >
    > I also checked the following:
    >
    > created a new user: same problems: power button is not recognized,
    > mounting from within nautilus does not work
    >
    > using KDE4: power button is working (and powers off directly instead
    > of going to the login screen), but mounting also does not work.
    >
    > Maybe it would be the easiest way to do a recover and start with a
    > fresh install? (any hints as to what to backup before? user data
    > should still be there as this is a different partition, right?) is
    > there an easy way to get a list of installed applications so that I
    > can reinstall them after recovery?
    >
    > Til
    >
    >

    Hi
    It's mainly any of the existing config files in your home directory
    that may cause some issues if you re-install.

    I would use dd to copy the home partition off to an external storage
    device if you can. Else you should be able to show hidden files and
    drag/drop to an external storage device.

    What is your recovery method, just a re-install from the DVD, or is it
    image recovery software?

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  4. #14
    tritigr NNTP User

    Re: updating a lot of packages broke system in many places


    I have an hp625 notebook which has a recovery partition and a
    corresponding boot menu entry. I never dared to see what happens when I
    select it. /home is on a different partition than root, so it should be
    safe from the recovery (although I will make a backup of that to be
    sure). Do you know if I can still register and get updates from the
    novell servers although the 90 days from purchase are over by now? If
    not, can I download them before the recovery?

    Cheers and merry christmas

    Til

    ____

    Hi
    It's mainly any of the existing config files in your home directory
    that may cause some issues if you re-install.

    I would use dd to copy the home partition off to an external storage
    device if you can. Else you should be able to show hidden files and
    drag/drop to an external storage device.

    What is your recovery method, just a re-install from the DVD, or is it
    image recovery software?

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  5. #15
    malcolmlewis NNTP User

    Re: updating a lot of packages broke system in many places

    On Sat, 24 Dec 2011 22:26:02 GMT
    tritigr <tritigr@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

    >
    > I have an hp625 notebook which has a recovery partition and a
    > corresponding boot menu entry. I never dared to see what happens when
    > I select it. /home is on a different partition than root, so it
    > should be safe from the recovery (although I will make a backup of
    > that to be sure). Do you know if I can still register and get updates
    > from the novell servers although the 90 days from purchase are over
    > by now? If not, can I download them before the recovery?
    >
    > Cheers and merry christmas
    >
    > Til
    >

    Hi
    So was it pre-installed with SLED? If so it should restore and add the
    update repositories as it's purchased with at least 1yr of access to
    updates...

    For sure make sure you back up your /home data, you never know.... also
    don't forget to check the data on the backup media!

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  6. #16
    tritigr NNTP User

    Re: updating a lot of packages broke system in many places


    I did the recovery. Then let yast install updates for itself. after that
    the update application from yast would no longer work complaining about
    the gtk-plugin missing. So I reverted to zypper which downloaded and
    updated 1GB of packages. 2hrs later and after a reboot my mouse/touchpad
    is no longer there. Tried the "failsafe" option. Now the mouse cursor is
    "only" invisible. How can I get it back!?

    Til


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  7. #17
    malcolmlewis NNTP User

    Re: updating a lot of packages broke system in many places

    On Mon, 02 Jan 2012 01:56:01 GMT
    tritigr <tritigr@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

    >
    > I did the recovery. Then let yast install updates for itself. after
    > that the update application from yast would no longer work
    > complaining about the gtk-plugin missing. So I reverted to zypper
    > which downloaded and updated 1GB of packages. 2hrs later and after a
    > reboot my mouse/touchpad is no longer there. Tried the "failsafe"
    > option. Now the mouse cursor is "only" invisible. How can I get it
    > back!?
    >
    > Til
    >
    >

    Hi
    Are the HP repositories active, you may need to re-register the system.

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  8. #18
    tritigr NNTP User

    Re: updating a lot of packages broke system in many places


    Hi
    Are the HP repositories active, you may need to re-register the
    system.

    As I don't have a license number, I just pressed enter on the
    respective screen. And it seems the ncc-services are used.

    After I learned that the invisible mouse cursor might be a graphics
    driver issue, I installed the driver from the AMD home page. That
    helped.
    Also, my problems from before are gone ))

    Unfortunately, I realised that my wireless card doesn't work.

    I installed all of the following packages from the broadcomm
    repository:
    broadcomm-wireless
    -kmp-default
    -kmp-pae
    -lmp-xen

    After that, I learned that different drivers may be bad, so I
    uninstalled all of them.
    Now I have installed broadcomm-wireless and
    broadcomm-wireless-kmp-default again, but in network manager, only the
    cabled network section is shown.

    Also,I just discovered that the system still knows about my old
    (deactivated) repositories. I thought that after recovery, they should
    be gone?

    Also, I now have two boot menu entries
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 - 2.6.32.49-0.3
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 - 2.6.32.49-0.3 (this is the default)
    Should I stick to the default? I don't see a difference between the two
    (except for the SP1 Text, of course)

    Cheers,
    Til


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  9. #19
    malcolmlewis NNTP User

    Re: updating a lot of packages broke system in many places

    On Thu, 05 Jan 2012 22:36:01 GMT
    tritigr <tritigr@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

    >
    > Hi
    > Are the HP repositories active, you may need to re-register the
    > system.
    >
    > As I don't have a license number, I just pressed enter on the
    > respective screen. And it seems the ncc-services are used.
    >
    > After I learned that the invisible mouse cursor might be a graphics
    > driver issue, I installed the driver from the AMD home page. That
    > helped.
    > Also, my problems from before are gone ))
    >
    > Unfortunately, I realised that my wireless card doesn't work.
    >
    > I installed all of the following packages from the broadcomm
    > repository:
    > broadcomm-wireless
    > -kmp-default
    > -kmp-pae
    > -lmp-xen
    >
    > After that, I learned that different drivers may be bad, so I
    > uninstalled all of them.
    > Now I have installed broadcomm-wireless and
    > broadcomm-wireless-kmp-default again, but in network manager, only the
    > cabled network section is shown.
    >
    > Also,I just discovered that the system still knows about my old
    > (deactivated) repositories. I thought that after recovery, they should
    > be gone?
    >
    > Also, I now have two boot menu entries
    > SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 - 2.6.32.49-0.3
    > SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 - 2.6.32.49-0.3 (this is the default)
    > Should I stick to the default? I don't see a difference between the
    > two (except for the SP1 Text, of course)
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Til
    >
    >

    Hi
    OK, can you start a new thread about your wireless after a read here,
    the first 3 stickies and post the required information;
    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...here/wireless/


    If you look at the file /boot/grub/menu.lst are the first two entries
    the same?

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  10. #20
    tritigr NNTP User

    Re: updating a lot of packages broke system in many places


    ok, the second one load a kernel with the same version number, but ends
    on -pae. I only have 1 GB of memory (256MB of which takes the graphics
    chip, unfortunately). So I guess, I am better off with the default
    kernel instead of the pae, right?

    Til


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