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  1. #1
    quantum80 NNTP User

    Default Adding Gnome


    I just updated my Suse installation to 11.1. I would like to give Gnome
    a run, I've been using KDE and I dislike KDE4. I went into Yast to add
    GNOME. The issue is, I want to make sure I add all of the tools I need
    to get the full experience of the Gnome GUI. I'm uncertain which
    packages I should choose, I don't want to miss out on anything useful.
    Can anyone give me a clue of which packages I should be selecting?

    Also, once I have installed Gnome, will it be as simple as ending my
    KDE session then selecting GNome as my new session type, or do I need to
    make addditional configurations?

    Thanks for any help.


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  2. #2
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: Adding Gnome


    yast - software - software management
    filter by patterns

    select gnome-base and gnome-desktop

    accept

    N.B,
    you can always go back to these patterns to add more later if needed


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    MyHyde NNTP User

    Default Re: Adding Gnome


    I am also trying to do this exact thing. I have done as you said in the
    software settings. Now what? I am still running what appears to be
    KDE...I log out and have no option to change session or anything.
    Thanks
    Jeff


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  4. #4
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: Adding Gnome


    Bottom left of the login screen - Sessions
    click and select


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    MyHyde NNTP User

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    Here is what I had to do....step by step:

    First go to Kickoff>YAST>Software>Software Management>filter setting to
    Patterns:clik on Gnome Desktop and Gnome Base system>accept settings.

    Then disable automatic sign in:
    Go to YAST>Security and users>User Management>click the expert option
    dropdown>login settings>uncheck auto login

    Now when you reboot you should have an option for session type on the
    bottom left of your monitor after starting Open suse. put in your
    password, then go to the session type and click on whichever desktop
    environment you want to screw with.
    Hope this helps someone else...
    Jeff


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  6. #6
    Noblacktie NNTP User

    Default Re: Adding Gnome


    If we add Gnome to a KDE installation or vice-versa, will we end up with
    menus that show programs for both DEs or does it filter out, say, GNOME
    apps when you choose to load KDE?

    SUSE's menus are overflowing as it is so running with both sets of apps
    would make it nigh unreadable.

    I want to try KDE now that 4.2 is out but I've just installed with
    GNOME and don't want to bother running another installation.


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    ram88 NNTP User

    Default Re: Adding Gnome


    Noblacktie;1936017 Wrote:
    > If we add Gnome to a KDE installation or vice-versa, will we end up with
    > menus that show programs for both DEs or does it filter out, say, GNOME
    > apps when you choose to load KDE?
    > ...

    Yes, you will end up with unreadable menus but you can always modify
    them by doing a right click to your kickoff menu and selecting Menu
    Editor (in KDE, don't know how to do it in Gnome).


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    MyHyde NNTP User

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    I am on my gnome side now and when I do a search using the word KDE in
    the software search I get 3 programs that come up....unsure how many
    pograms would come up on the KDE side if I type in Gnome.... I will
    check......but maybe a more experienced user can help you out with a
    good answer to this....I have only been screwing with linux and suse for
    about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks....still a noob. I just continue to try different
    settings, etc....and I have only had to reinstall like 793 times...lmao.
    But seriously I figure the best way to learn it is try it.....and of
    course these forums are priceless...I have found alot of info here and
    got some answers to my questions....although sometimes they are over my
    head. But thats cool. At least people are here trying to help each other
    out....and get out of the grip of M$.
    Jeff
    Jeff


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  9. #9
    MyHyde NNTP User

    Default Re: Adding Gnome


    I am now on my KDE environment and searched in my kickoff menu
    here...there are a few gnome games and some other apps, but nothing
    overwhelming. Total gnome apps in kickoff are 15. Of these 15, 3 are
    games.
    Hope that helps...


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  10. #10
    Noblacktie NNTP User

    Default Re: Adding Gnome


    ram88;1936024 Wrote:
    > Yes, you will end up with unreadable menus but you can always modify
    > them by doing a right click to your kickoff menu and selecting Menu
    > Editor (in KDE, don't know how to do it in Gnome).


    This is one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" moments.

    Sometimes the solution to a problem is so simple but yet completely
    obscured until someone comes along and points out how easy it actually
    is.

    Thank you for being that someone, ram888.


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