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    Default I want to downgrade gnome3 to gnome2.8 in my opensuse 11.4

    hello there!!I'm using suse 11.4 and I want to downdgrade gnome3 to gnome2.8!!! cause In gnome 3 I didn't find any thing like system--->preference or system--->adminstration!!! And YaST,Install/remove applications and so on!!Gnome 3 compeletely sucking ma mind!!! So I want to go back to the old gnome that I'm so much familiar. So please help me.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: I want to downgrade gnome3 to gnome2.8 in my opensuse 11.4

    On Sun, 09 Oct 2011 10:46:03 +0000, abmsadi iiuc wrote:

    > hello there!!I'm using suse 11.4 and I want to downdgrade gnome3 to
    > gnome2.8!!! cause In gnome 3 I didn't find any thing like
    > system--->preference or system--->adminstration!!! And
    > YaST,Install/remove applications and so on!!Gnome 3 compeletely sucking
    > ma mind!!! So I want to go back to the old gnome that I'm so much
    > familiar. So please help me.


    GNOME3 has a very different interface, and does take some getting used to.

    You'll find administrative tasks under the menu that displays when you
    click your username (upper right-hand corner).

    To get into YaST or other such tools, go to the 'activities' (upper left-
    hand corner) and select "applications". YaST should be in there.

    To go back to GNOME 2, start YaST and remove the GNOME3 repository. Then
    start a terminal, and run:

    sudo zypper dup

    And that *should* get you back to GNOME 2. You'll want to review the
    list of suggested changes, as any applications you have installed from
    non-standard repositories *may* revert to the versions in the standard
    repositories.

    I did something similar to this myself when I started testing GNOME3, and
    using zypper dup seemed the easiest way to switch back and forth.

    Jim

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    Default Re: I want to downgrade gnome3 to gnome2.8 in my opensuse 11.4

    made of easy
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    Server: Via C3@1.4Ghz, 768MB RAM, 8GB Microdrive + OpenSuSE x86
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    Default Re: I want to downgrade gnome3 to gnome2.8 in my opensuse 11.4

    In application there isn't any YaST there at all!!But in KDE4 there it is!! And by the way I've made this custom edition of opensuse from suse studio.so whould u plz tell me how to remove the repo of gnome3 n add gnome2??or if I only remove the repo of gnome3 and than just give the command sudo zypper dup is that work so for going back to gnome 2.8??

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    Default Re: I want to downgrade gnome3 to gnome2.8 in my opensuse 11.4

    I have to say I second the decision to go back to Gnome 2! Thought I'd give Gnome 3 a try today and effectively lost the day. It may well be to do with the fact I have an Nvidia GeForce 5xxx card (but that's like saying this car won't start if you put a leather suitcase in the boot). CPU rammed up at 100%. When I finally did get the system monitor to load, instead of a little rogue widget hogging all the juice (what I was hoping to see), it said gnome-shell 97%.. . Dropped the Gnome 3 repository , ran "zypper dup" in the console, rebooted and found that Evolution wouldn't work. Luckily I'd set it to leave messages on the server ..... uninstalled Evolution and recreated the mail accounts..yawn...

    I tried all the display manager / window manager combinations I could think of. Hopeless waste of time. I'll have another look when Gnome 4 comes out. Sure, it looks a treat and I'm certainly ready to try out alternative workflows and layouts but I can't afford to lose a day trying to get it to work. I'm sure it works fine on loads of other machines but there must still be a fair few AMD Athlon 64 bit boxes with Nvidia cards to make this a bit of an issue.

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    Default Re: I want to downgrade gnome3 to gnome2.8 in my opensuse 11.4

    Quote Originally Posted by sparkietm
    I have to say I second the decision to go back to Gnome 2! Thought I'd
    give Gnome 3 a try today and effectively lost the day. It may well be
    to do with the fact I have an Nvidia GeForce 5xxx card (but that's like
    saying this car won't start if you put a leather suitcase in the boot).
    CPU rammed up at 100%. When I finally did get the system monitor to
    load, instead of a little rogue widget hogging all the juice (what I was
    hoping to see), it said gnome-shell 97%.. . Dropped the Gnome 3
    repository , ran "zypper dup" in the console, rebooted and found that
    Evolution wouldn't work. Luckily I'd set it to leave messages on the
    server ..... uninstalled Evolution and recreated the mail
    accounts..yawn...

    I tried all the display manager / window manager combinations I could
    think of. Hopeless waste of time. I'll have another look when Gnome 4
    comes out. Sure, it looks a treat and I'm certainly ready to try out
    alternative workflows and layouts but I can't afford to lose a day
    trying to get it to work. I'm sure it works fine on loads of other
    machines but there must still be a fair few AMD Athlon 64 bit boxes with
    Nvidia cards to make this a bit of an issue.

    Hi
    I'm running GNOME3.2.1 on 11.4 with a GTS8600 proprietary driver on my
    X86_64 AMD 4400+ without any problems.

    Which GNOME 3 repository did you use 3.0 or 3.2?

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    Default Re: I want to downgrade gnome3 to gnome2.8 in my opensuse 11.4

    I just went for the dummy 1-click option here
    openSUSE:GNOME 3.0 - openSUSE
    Looks like 3.0. I guess

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    Default Re: I want to downgrade gnome3 to gnome2.8 in my opensuse 11.4

    Quote Originally Posted by sparkietm
    I just went for the dummy 1-click option here
    'openSUSE:GNOME 3.0 - openSUSE'
    (http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:GNOME_3.0)
    Looks like 3.0. I guess

    Hi
    Should have gone for 3.2 then via the 'text upgrade'

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    Default Re: I want to downgrade gnome3 to gnome2.8 in my opensuse 11.4

    Thanks for that ;-) Just wondering if there's a client I could bill for the time.
    I will give this another go, certainly, when my blood pressure has returned to non-lethal levels.
    Thanks for the input.

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    Default Re: I want to downgrade gnome3 to gnome2.8 in my opensuse 11.4

    Thanks for that ;-) Just wondering if there's a client I could bill for the time.
    I will give this another go, certainly, when my blood pressure has returned to non-lethal levels.
    Thanks for the input.

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