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SDB:Starting YaST

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Graphic mode



Starting YaST from KDE is quite simple.

  • click on the kickoff-applet (the geeko)
  • switch to the Computer tab
  • select Administrator Settings

You will be prompted for the root password to continue.



In GNOME it is quite similar to start YaST.

  • click on the main menu button
  • select Control Center

Now you can directly run the modules presented in the overview.
You will always be asked for the root password. You may continue to

  • select YaST from the list

You will be prompted for the root password and a new Control Center will pop up.

Other Way, works at all GUIs

  • Press ALT and F2
  • Run YaST by typing:
    • yast for root account and KDE
    • GUI`s name: kdesu/gnomesu yast2
  • Type root`s password

Text mode


As YaST offers a ncurses user interface you can even run it in the text console. Open a console or switch to a terminal and

  • make sure you are logged in as user root (if not become root by typing su)
  • start YaST by typing yast


If you are an advanced user and want to start YaST in a more comfortable way, you may add yourself to the sudoers list. Find a short Howto on the sudo page. As a sudo user you can start YaST any time without being prompted for the root password.