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    Default openSUSE 11.0 - KDE *and* Gnome on same install

    I've just installed 11.0 with KDE 3.5 (tried 4.0 but found some anoying/frustrating small bugs). It's working fine appart from some font rendering problems in a few apps (does not always use the defined font for the system).

    Well, my main question concerns the lack of option to install both KDE and Gnome on the same system. On 10.3 I could chose to install both and on the login screen I had the option to start one or the other. Now the installer only lets you install one. Is there an option to install Gnome as to have it available simultaneously at startup?
    Should I do a new install on a different partition and make a dual boot option between KDE and Gnome?

    Another question, that is somewhat related to this subject: can I share the /home partition between distros?
    E.g., can I have Suse "/" on sda5, "/home" on sda6 and Ubuntu "/" on sda7, saying Ububtu to use sda6 as its "/home"?

    Thanks, Victor

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.0 - KDE *and* Gnome on same install

    go to YasT software management, select Patterns and click/select GNOME Desktop Environment. After install, logout and select as session GNOME

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    Kevin Nathan NNTP User

    Default Re: openSUSE 11.0 - KDE *and* Gnome on same install

    On Thu, 03 Jul 2008 10:06:03 GMT
    victorcardoso <victorcardoso@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >Another question, that is somewhat related to this subject: can I share
    >the /home partition between distros?
    >E.g., can I have Suse "/" on sda5, "/home" on sda6 and Ubuntu "/" on
    >sda7, saying Ububtu to use sda6 as its "/home"?
    >


    You *can*, but it is not advised. Unless you make sure *all* of your
    programs stay at the same version in both Linux distros. A better
    solution is to have separate /home directories for the distros and then
    make a shareable partition for data.


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