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  1. #1
    DjAlyx NNTP User

    Default How to switch to kde3?


    I recently reinstalled OpenSuse 11.0 (long story, which I posted in
    another thread), and thought that it would be time to change from kde3
    to kde4, so I chose the latter in the installation options.

    I'm rather disappointed in kde4. For example, it's not possible to
    auto-hide the task bar nor switch desktops with the mouse wheel (on the
    desktop background). Also alt-tab sometimes fails to work, which is
    really annoying.

    Given that the latest kde4 version doesn't seem to be available for
    OpenSuse 11.0, I want to switch back to kde3. But how to install and
    configure my system to use it? It's not at all clear from the software
    manager what should be installed.


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    hcvv NNTP User

    Default Re: How to switch to kde3?


    This has been told here many times, but I admit most wanted to add KDE4
    having KDE3 (or GNOME)

    YaST > Software > Software Management. Left upper choose Patterns, then
    down there you will find somewhere desktops and within that KDe3. Check
    and install.

    Do not use automatic login and in your login screen (lower left) you
    find the posbilityy to choose which you want to run today.


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    supertimorplusfort NNTP User

    Default Re: How to switch to kde3?


    Hi. I did not know that you can switch desktops with the mouse wheel.
    Thanks for that tip!
    As hcvv said, most of your questions will be answered when you search
    the forums or the wiki.
    Anyway...
    I guess you did not delete your KDE 3.5. Therefore it still exists and
    you just have to logout and select KDE 3.5 on the login screen to work
    with it.
    There is a confusing number of software repositories on
    download.opensuse.org/repositories. It's not much fun to search each
    repository by hand so there are nice search tools on
    software.opensuse.org and packages.opensuse-community.org. The KDE 4.2
    packages you are looking for are here: 'Index of
    /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Factory:'
    (http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...DE4:/Factory:/). Just
    add the desktop repo and if you wish the extra-apps and then update to
    KDE 4.2. You can use Yast for that purpose or get familiar with that
    great commandline tool called zypper. If you don't want a stable KDE 4.2
    but a snapshot of SVN you should press the "parent directory" button and
    navigate to UNSTABLE. Good luck!


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  4. #4
    DjAlyx NNTP User

    Default Re: How to switch to kde3?


    Thanks. Didn't notice those pattern things...


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    supertimorplusfort NNTP User

    Default Re: How to switch to kde3?


    Sorry! Somehow I didn't read well the beginning of your post. So I
    assumed you installed with KDE 3.5 an later installed KDE 4.... I think
    I need some rest. Good night!


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