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    Default Multiple DE's

    Are there any issues when installing multiple DE's? I'd like to install KDE and XFCE. I remember I did that a while ago, XFCE crashed to death after clicking on volume control, but that was when I used to install everything available on the DVD

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    It normaly shouldn't be a problem installing several DEs on a system. After all they ar only bunches of application programs.

    But I can imagine that when a specific user changes to a different DE say every day, there could be some things created in his home directory that influences othere DEs (s)he uses later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amarildojr View Post
    Are there any issues when installing multiple DE's? I'd like to install KDE and XFCE. I remember I did that a while ago, XFCE crashed to death after clicking on volume control, but that was when I used to install everything available on the DVD
    Use different home directory to keep config files *clean* for each DE
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    Default Re: Multiple DE's

    On 05/03/2013 08:16 PM, vazhavandan wrote:
    > Use different home directory to keep config files*clean* for each DE


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    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    Use different home directory to keep config files *clean* for each DE
    Can you explain how to achieve this? Because somone's home directory is defined by the system manger (it is in /etc/passwd) and is not something that can be made dependent of the DE on uses by incident at a particular moment in time (AFAIK).
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Can you explain how to achieve this? Because somone's home directory is defined by the system manger (it is in /etc/passwd) and is not something that can be made dependent of the DE on uses by incident at a particular moment in time (AFAIK).
    create multiple users and name them gnome,kde,xfce,lxde,E17,razor-qt etc ..
    In gdm or kdm choose the relevant user and relevant session .
    Now each DE will have a isolated home directory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    create multiple users and name them gnome,kde,xfce,lxde,E17,razor-qt etc ..
    In gdm or kdm choose the relevant user and relevant session .
    Now each DE will have a isolated home directory.
    Too much effort/disk space. This way I'd have to create a user for KDE (Gimp, videos, music, web) and another for games (XFCE), this last having an undefined size since more and more games are being ported, thus creating different partitions....?

    Could someone explain which conflicts may occur, because I tested KDE with XFCE on VBox and nothing wrong happened. Of course, I didn't install anything.

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    BTW I'd like to install XFCE and KDE ON SYSTEM INSTAL, if that makes any difference than installing via YasT

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    Quote Originally Posted by amarildojr View Post
    BTW I'd like to install XFCE and KDE ON SYSTEM INSTAL, if that makes any difference than installing via YasT
    There is no difference. The same mechanism is used (zypper/YaST).
    You can add further DEs by going into YaST > Software > Software Management and then choosing Patterns from th View button. Scroll down and there are they. And there is a zypper equivalent when you know the name of the pattern.
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    Amarildojr,

    Ever since 11.2 I've had a KDE & XCFE & have had absolutely no problems.


    Vaz,

    That's interesting I'll have to try that. I'm curious when we go from one release to the next do you carry say kdehome & xcfehome over or do you backup each & do a clean install? Then add them in that new install?
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