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I've installed OpenSUSE 11.2 x86 in a VM (VMWare Workstation 7). Whenever I try to add/configure apps (fresh from a reboot), I get:

System management is locked by the application with pid 3276 (/usr/sbin/packagekitd).

I've tried waiting etc; no joy.

I'm not very linux-savvy, and searches haven't yielded much of use. What can I do to get this working? i.e. so that I can add / configure packages.

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It's the updater applett or something like that. On a console:

sudo kill 3276

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Seems to work; not quite sure what I've killed, but... ;-p – Marc Gravell Dec 16 '09 at 12:46

y2base is YaST itself.

Close its window or use the kill command as admintech suggested.

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