I have been working on an installation of SLED 11 SP2 for a lab group wanting to do research. When I change the host name through the GUI-based tool in the YaST Control Center, then reboot to see if the name change is going to stay, most applets in the YaST Control Center no longer work. When I click on them, I get "busy" spinning wheel mouse point icon, then nothing happens. I can still use YaST from Terminal/command line, but the GUI in the Control Center breaks.

I have seen this on more than one computer and after at least a dozen re-installations it continues to happen. Has anyone else seen this? Does anyone know what can be done about this?