OpenSuse 13.1 ships with KDE 4.11 which was not working fine with me. I needed
openconnect for VPN access to my institution however, the openconnect NetworkManager plugin was not working properly.
As soon as I installed the plugin along with the openconnect base package, the NetworkManager widget started not showing any connections etc. Plus, I was not able to use the openconnect plugin anyway as it didn’t allow me to type in the VPN server I’d like to connect to.
When I tested openconnect from the terminal, it was working perfectly. Therefore I decided that the problem might be in KDE.
So I decided to upgrade the factory shipped KDE 4.11 to the latest version (4.13 as of now). Below are the instructions I’ve followed.
- Add repositories for KDE SC and Extras Packages. The following repositories are from OpenSuse and they point to the latest version of KDE available.
Shell123sudo zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Current/openSUSE_13.1/ "KDE SC Packages"sudo zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/KDE_Current_openSUSE_13.1/ "KDE Extras
- Update the system to use updates from the newly installed repositories. Using
--fromlimits zypper to use updates only from the specified repositories.
Shell12sudo zypper dup --from "KDE SC Packages"sudo zypper dup --from "KDE Extras"
- Reboot the system to reflect all the changes made.