Ncurses based YaST2 registration stucks in text browser summary, continue button not available

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Service Pack 1


When registering a SLE11SP1 based system via YaST2 ncurses based mode, the registration may stuck with the following screen:

Novell Customer Center System Registration

To complete the process of registering this system and getting access to online updates, you need to finish the registration process. To proceed,
click the Continue button.

To change the registration or subscription information for this system, you can log in to the Novell Customer Center at any time using the same
credentials that you use to log in to your Novell Login account. You can access the Novell Customer Center at

If you do not yet have a Novell Login account, please create one and make sure that you use the same e-mail address that you used when registering
this system.

To create the Novell Login account, access the Novell web site at

For your convenience, you will be sent a follow up e-mail with this information.

To close this window, type Q and then Y to continue.

Trying to finish the registration using the underlined "Continue" link fails.


Please press Q and then Y to quit this screen and to continue with the system registration. A different way to register the system is by using the command line tool suse_register. Please find a detailed description in TID 3030847 - How to register SLE 10/11 using the command line.


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  • Document ID:7009627
  • Creation Date: 25-Oct-2011
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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