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    Default How install xfce side-by-side with KDE?

    I currently have KDE but I'm interested in trying out xfce. So I have a few questions:

    1. How can I install it side by side with KDE?
    2. How can i keep KDE but load into xfce when I want to?
    3. Is there anything it'll do to the files/file-structure of kde?

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    Default Re: How install xfce side-by-side with KDE?

    Use software management, filter by Patterns
    Check the box XFCE Desktop Env
    Accept

    You should of course disable auto login so you can select your desktop at the login screen.

    You can add build service XFCE
    Index of /repositories/X11:/xfce/openSUSE_11.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Use software management, filter by Patterns
    Check the box XFCE Desktop Env
    Accept

    You should of course disable auto login so you can select your desktop at the login screen.

    You can add build service XFCE
    Index of /repositories/X11:/xfce/openSUSE_11.1
    Thanks so are my steps?

    1. Add the xfce repository
    2. Open software management and install xfce desktop env
    3. ?? How disable auto login ??

    Then, I can load into either, correct? I assume every application i have installed in KDE, I'm going to have to somehow relocate to get them setup with icons, etc on the menu?

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    Default Re: How install xfce side-by-side with KDE?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    Thanks so are my steps?

    1. Add the xfce repository
    2. Open software management and install xfce desktop env
    3. ?? How disable auto login ??

    Then, I can load into either, correct? I assume every application i have installed in KDE, I'm going to have to somehow relocate to get them setup with icons, etc on the menu?
    Nono KDE apps will appear in XFCE and vice versa, XFCE is just another interface not a entire OS

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    Default Re: How install xfce side-by-side with KDE?

    Correct:
    Disable Auto-Login - openSUSE Forums
    IMO, you should not auto login anyway

    At the login screen look at the lower left corner for options
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    Default Re: How install xfce side-by-side with KDE?

    Sorry, I as unclear. By installed apps, I didn't mean KDE ones, I meant things like my IDE, firefox, Opera, OpenOffice, etc.

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    Default Re: How install xfce side-by-side with KDE?

    6tr6tr wrote:
    > Sorry, I as unclear. By installed apps, I didn't mean KDE ones, I meant
    > things like my IDE, firefox, Opera, OpenOffice, etc.


    if you installed those apps as root (which you did if you used YaST or
    root powers to install), they are available to ALL users (even if
    there is only one using your machine) and all display environments
    (even if only one is being used at a time)..

    try not to forget that Linux (unlike Redmond's stuff) is a true
    industrial strength system which grew up like Unix, an operating
    system which ran on mainframe IBM computers with hundreds of users all
    working at the same time..

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    Default Re: How install xfce side-by-side with KDE?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    I assume every application i have installed in KDE, I'm going to have to somehow relocate to get them setup with icons, etc on the menu?
    That (re-location of menu items) is going to be difficult in Xfce. There is currently no Menu Editor in Xfce (unllike for GNOME/KDE) & is a long-standing feature request, likely to be implemented in Xfce 4.8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zmdmw52 View Post
    That (re-location of menu items) is going to be difficult in Xfce. There is currently no Menu Editor in Xfce (unllike for GNOME/KDE) & is a long-standing feature request, likely to be implemented in Xfce 4.8.
    Seriously? So how do I add things to the menu? Is there some file I can edit somewhere?

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    Default Re: How install xfce side-by-side with KDE?

    No idea. It sounds like it's no go from comments already made. Maybe you can create a custom launcher for the desktop?!
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