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    Hi guys,

    Have just installed SuSe for the first time and am loving it. I have to say Yast is probably the best configuration tool I have ever come across!

    Being a bit of a linux noobie, if someone could help me with this that would be great. Bear in mind, I am new to SuSe so depth of explanation would be appreciated!


    I have installed from the KDE live CD, but I wish to know whether it is possible to install Gnome as well. If possible, I would like to have the choice of desktop at the login screen.

    Any help, much appreciated,

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: KDE and Gnome on SuSe

    On 2011-10-10 11:36, ijamie007 wrote:

    > I have installed from the KDE live CD, but I wish to know whether it is
    > possible to install Gnome as well. If possible, I would like to have the
    > choice of desktop at the login screen.


    Just fire up YaST package manager and choose the gnome pattern. Not only
    gnome and kde, there are a few more.

    Assuming you don't have automatic login selected. If you do, disable it:

    /etc/sysconfig/displaymanagerISPLAYMANAGER_AUTOLOGIN=""


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    Default Re: KDE and Gnome on SuSe

    You can install Gnome from the openSUSE repositories, and will then have the desired choice between desktop environments when you logout from one of them and relog in with CTRL-ALT-BSP...
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    Default Re: KDE and Gnome on SuSe

    Thanks.

    I assume you mean Gnome, as I already have KDE installed. I think I'll try and install Gnome 3 and update thread if I have more problems.

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    Default Re: KDE and Gnome on SuSe

    Yes I meant Gnome, of course, and edited the post immediately but obviously not quickly enough ;-)
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    Default Re: KDE and Gnome on SuSe

    Thanks guys.

    I did think it would be that simple, but having never actually done it, thought I'd check.

    All the best.

    J

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    Default Re: KDE and Gnome on SuSe

    On 2011-10-10 12:06, ijamie007 wrote:

    > I think I'll
    > try and install Gnome 3 and update thread if I have more problems.


    Gnome 3 is experimental. You say you are a "linux noobie", I would not
    recommend it.

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    Default Re: KDE and Gnome on SuSe

    Yes, you can install gnome in addition to KDE.

    You might receive a warning that there is a conflict, and offering you several ways to resolve that conflict. One of those ways offered will be to uninstall KDE-pure. (That's not the exact name, but you will see the word "pure" there). Just select that option, and continue. It will not cause any problems - or at least I have never run into problems with doing that.

    Depending on what you want to achieve, you might also consider switching to "gdm" (instead of "kdm") as display manager. It will be already installed along with gnome - you just have to switch in the "/etc/sysconfig" settings.
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