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    Default Gnome 2 and 3

    I read somewhere that you cannot have Gnome 2 and Gnome 3 installed on the same system at the same time. Is this true?

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    Default Re: Gnome 2 and 3

    On 06/23/2011 09:36 AM, Scott Swinyard wrote:
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    > I read somewhere that you cannot have Gnome 2 and Gnome 3 installed on
    > the same system at the same time. Is this true?


    i'd guess so, i have not tried it. have you?

    i say probably true because *if* i were to try it, i would add a new
    user for the new version, and _never_ have the chance of conflicting
    /home configs..

    on the other hand i did try KDE3 and KDE4 on the same system, with the
    same single user..

    but, where did you read that?

    why not ask _there_ the reason that was said?

    or ask in a gnome forum, maybe http://gnomesupport.org/forums/

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    Default Re: Gnome 2 and 3

    Hi.

    Denver is totally right, it'd be a good idea to go and ask in the Gnome forum.

    It IS possible, AFAIK, to run both Gnome 2 and Gnome 3 as seperate sessions on the same machine, it's not possible to do under OpenSUSE 11.4 using the repos as this updates Gnome 2 to Gnome 3 and not a seperate install. However, I believe that it is possible to have both installed on any distro if you build Gnome 3 from source using their JHbuild service, which you can read more of here JHBuild Manual

    As Denver suggests, it would be best to create a new user, to prevent the two desktops 'fighting' over /home configs.

    Yours,

    Tom
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    Default Re: Gnome 2 and 3

    Thanks for the replies. They make sense to me.

    I don't remember where I read that. I thought it was probably here. I hope that eventually they get it all set up so that one can use the repos to install both without a lot of extra work to make it a viable system.

    I do have both Kde 3 and 4 running in here in 11.4 too and both seem to work great. I didn't have to do anything special.

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