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    Default Basic doubts regarding openSUSE Xfce Installation

    Hello,

    I find KDE good but eventually I installed Xfce from YaST. Since the past few days, I have observed a few good things about Xfce, like fast opening of apps and I heard that Xfce uses very low resources. So I am planing to install openSUSE with Xfce Desktop only. I just want to know apart from DVD is there any other way to install Xfce openSUSE 13.1 because I won't use so many apps but I prefer to install whatever app(s) is/are required....

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Basic doubts regarding openSUSE Xfce Installation

    IMHO whatever installation method (from DDVD, or through the Live DVD, or net only), you always will get a deault set of packages offered for installation, depending on the DE you choose. Like all the things offered by the installer to you before the real installation starts, you can change things there. E.g removing/adding packages to your liking. No installer can ever predict what you prefer.
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    Default Re: Basic doubts regarding openSUSE Xfce Installation

    Quote Originally Posted by panchparmeshthi View Post
    Hello,

    I find KDE good but eventually I installed Xfce from YaST. Since the past few days, I have observed a few good things about Xfce, like fast opening of apps and I heard that Xfce uses very low resources. So I am planing to install openSUSE with Xfce Desktop only. I just want to know apart from DVD is there any other way to install Xfce openSUSE 13.1 because I won't use so many apps but I prefer to install whatever app(s) is/are required....

    Thanks.
    As far as I know, there isn't any live XFCE installer available. So the choices are install using the DVD, or install using the NET CD. With the latter, you will download to software from the network as you install. It's your judgment. You will probably download a less than would be required to download the DVD. On the other hand, if the network fails in the middle of install, you will have more of a problem.
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    Default Re: Basic doubts regarding openSUSE Xfce Installation

    If you intend to use only GTK apps, then the DVD route is the best one but, if there are some Qt apps you intend to use under xfce, you could use the KDE Live DVD for the initial installation and then add xfce with YaST. You will end up with more apps than you might need but, unless you are short of disk space, this is unlikely to create any problems. I have a lot of KDE programs as a result of using the KDE Live DVD that I never use but it doesn't bother me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    IMHO whatever installation method (from DDVD, or through the Live DVD, or net only), you always will get a deault set of packages offered for installation, depending on the DE you choose. Like all the things offered by the installer to you before the real installation starts, you can change things there. E.g removing/adding packages to your liking. No installer can ever predict what you prefer.
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    Default Re: Basic doubts regarding openSUSE Xfce Installation

    panchparmeshthi wrote:
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > I find KDE good but eventually I installed Xfce from YaST. Since the
    > past few days, I have observed a few good things about Xfce, like fast
    > opening of apps and I heard that Xfce uses very low resources. So I am
    > planing to install openSUSE with Xfce Desktop *only*. I just want to
    > know apart from DVD is there any other way to install Xfce openSUSE 13.1
    > because I won't use so many apps but I prefer to install whatever app(s)
    > is/are required....
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    >

    Vote for xfce live cd https://features.opensuse.org/314529

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    Default Re: Basic doubts regarding openSUSE Xfce Installation

    On 2013-12-20 23:26, john hudson wrote:
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    > If you intend to use only GTK apps, then the DVD route is the best one
    > but, if there are some Qt apps you intend to use under xfce, you could
    > use the KDE Live DVD for the initial installation and then add xfce with
    > YaST. You will end up with more apps than you might need but, unless you
    > are short of disk space, this is unlikely to create any problems. I have
    > a lot of KDE programs as a result of using the KDE Live DVD that I never
    > use but it doesn't bother me.


    Just use the full DVD install, choose XFCE desktop, add the KDE pattern. The DVD contains both. And
    more.

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    Default Re: Basic doubts regarding openSUSE Xfce Installation

    On 2013-12-21 04:25, vazhavandan wrote:
    > Vote for xfce live cd https://features.opensuse.org/314529


    There is an XFCE live CD, but not installable. It is a rescue image.

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    Default Re: Basic doubts regarding openSUSE Xfce Installation

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-12-20 23:26, john hudson wrote:
    >
    > If you intend to use only GTK apps, then the DVD route is the best one
    > but, if there are some Qt apps you intend to use under xfce, you could
    > use the KDE Live DVD for the initial installation and then add xfce with
    > YaST. You will end up with more apps than you might need but, unless you
    > are short of disk space, this is unlikely to create any problems. I have
    > a lot of KDE programs as a result of using the KDE Live DVD that I never
    > use but it doesn't bother me.


    Just use the full DVD install, choose XFCE desktop, add the KDE pattern. The DVD contains both. And
    more.

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    The op wants selective app, if he chose the kde pattern it will be plenty, I rather go selective like what hcvv is pointing at.
    Choose xfce and add applications that he want to use that are not included in the xfce standard install. He can also take out some packages in the xfce
    installation that he doesn't want.
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    Default Re: Basic doubts regarding openSUSE Xfce Installation

    On 2013-12-21 05:06, conram wrote:

    > The op wants selective app, if he chose the kde pattern it will be
    > plenty, I rather go selective like what hcvv is pointing at.
    > Choose xfce and add applications that he want to use that are not
    > included in the xfce standard install. He can also take out some
    > packages in the xfce
    > installation that he doesn't want.


    Whatever. With the full DVD you have every install choice. :-)

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