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    Default Removing XFCE

    Hi,
    I am using opensuse 11.4 gnome.
    I installed xfce desktop environment using the yast - patterns.
    Now, i dont like it and wanna remove it..
    It has installed apps such as xfburn.. i wanna remove everything brought in by xfce
    I tried to remove the pattern... it says patterns cant be removed!
    Please help!

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Removing XFCE

    Simply do not use it anymore. Removing everysingle package is a tedious task and is hardly worth the few MBytes that it frees.
    Henk van Velden

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    It's not possible indeed:
    Code:
    zypper rm -t pattern xfce
    Uninstallation of a pattern is currently not defined and implemented.
    You can try that:

    Code:
    su -l
    rpm --test -vv -e $(rpm -qa | grep -i -e xfce -e thunar -e mousepad -e orage -e Terminal -e ristretto -e xfburn -e xfconf -e xfwm4 -e xfdesktop -e exo -e parole | sed '/yast/d;/libstorage/d;/libeXosip/d')
    If it doesn't output anything weird, remove --test and run it again.... AT YOU OWN RISK!

    or wait for a better advice...

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    Default Re: Removing XFCE

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Simply do not use it anymore. Removing everysingle package is a tedious task and is hardly worth the few MBytes that it frees.
    Yeah, I am counting on that.... Will you answer my another question?

    I am currently using opensuse 11.4 with gnome., before that i used the same distro with kde4 (I am new to linux)
    I switched to gnome because, kde crashed now and then! (believe me!)
    on the time i was using kde, i dont know that i can also add gnome, so i reformatted my hdd to install suse with gnome
    now i want kde.. so if i add kde to current os, will it be safe and stable? or will i face similar problems

    PS:I am running suse on lenovo thinkpad

    Thanks

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    It is safe to install the kde4 pattern after Gnome. However Kde will not work better than it did before until you find out why it crashes and solve the problem.

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    Default Re: Removing XFCE

    ^^ So, you are pointing out that kde will work as if the suse was installed with default kde even if its added alongside with gnome?
    I will clarify the problem as and when it arises...
    The problem i remember is, when ever i used the desktop globe, zooming for the sixth time would crash it... (always)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkanish View Post
    ^^ So, you are pointing out that kde will work as if the suse was installed with default kde even if its added alongside with gnome?
    Absolutely. You will be able to login in Gnome or KDE (or Xfce actually since you didn't uninstall it). You can have as many desktops or window managers as you like.

    The problem i remember is, when ever i used the desktop globe, zooming for the sixth time would crash it... (always)
    I have no idea what desktop globe is. If it's a special effect, I'm not really surprised that it might occasionally crash or freeze the desktop.

    * I would say: don't zoom more than 5 times then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by please_try_again View Post


    I have no idea what desktop globe is. If it's a special effect, I'm not really surprised that it might occasionally crash or freeze the desktop.

    * I would say: don't zoom more than 5 times then!
    Its something like google earth( a rotatable and zoomable 3d globe) and i dont exactly remember its name... it comes installed by default in education category.. and zooming 5 times, some places are hardly visible.. you gotta zoom atleast 10 times to get a nice view

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    Default Re: Removing XFCE

    On Sat, 06 Aug 2011 13:16:04 +0530, thinkanish
    <thinkanish@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > please_try_again;2371992 Wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> I have no idea what desktop globe is. If it's a special effect, I'm not
    >> really surprised that it might occasionally crash or freeze the
    >> desktop.
    >>
    >> * I would say: don't zoom more than 5 times then!

    >
    > Its something like google earth( a rotatable and zoomable 3d globe) and
    > i dont exactly remember its name... it comes installed by default in
    > education category.. and zooming 5 times, some places are hardly
    > visible.. you gotta zoom atleast 10 times to get a nice view
    >


    i think he's talking about the 'wallpaper' option, available under
    'desktop settings,' among image, slideshow, etc. i've tried this once and
    it worked, but it seems to be the whole marble application running in the
    background, used to provide the desktop background. it's pretty obvious i
    think that this is likely to crash once in a while, specially together
    with desktop effects.

    if i want to see a globe or map i start marble or google-earth separately.
    what's the point having it running all the time, behind the applications
    i'm using?


    --
    phani.

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    Default Re: Removing XFCE

    No, he said . it comes installed by default in education he means Marble. You can get it by Kicker>Applications>Edutainment>Desktop Globe (Marble)
    @ thinkanish,
    Just leave the KDE Marble alone, Google Earth is better, though I think it maybe too much for a Thinkpad.
    If you haven't already Welcome to Opensuse & its forum

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