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    Default Install MATE on install on opensuse

    Is there a way to install MATE opun install of opensuse

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    Default Re: Install MATE on install on opensuse

    Quote Originally Posted by wherewolf View Post
    Is there a way to install MATE opun install of opensuse
    Hi
    Fire up Yast -> Software Management select View -> patterns and click on the MATE Desktop Environment and hit accept.
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    Default Re: Install MATE on install on opensuse

    is there way to install it upon installation for fresh install


    Also whats better!!!
    i wanted to install KDE also should i use the openSUSE ISO again and do fresh install of it creating /home root again or is it better to just install the DE as you suggested



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    Default Re: Install MATE on install on opensuse

    Quote Originally Posted by wherewolf View Post
    is there way to install it upon installation for fresh install
    Yes.

    One of the early screens for the installer asks whether you want to use online repos. Select "yes" for that, and add the main repo and perhaps the update repo.

    When asked for a desktop, choice, I don't think MATE is offered. If it is not offered, select "minimal X". Later in the install, you can click "Software" on the summary screen. And the MATE pattern should be there.

    Also whats better!!!
    i wanted to install KDE also should i use the openSUSE ISO again and do fresh install of it creating /home root again or is it better to just install the DE as you suggested


    Honestly, if you want both KDE and MATE, then choose KDE for the initial install choice, and add the MATE pattern later.
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    Right now tho i'm running XFCE and loving it. but i also want to try KDE and MATE. Whats your suggestions now

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    Default Re: Install MATE on install on opensuse

    Just install them. Select "Patterns" view in Yast software management, and store the patterns for both.

    Since you are using XFCE, you are probably using "lightdm" as login manager. When you next login, there should be a selection where you can choose XFCE or MATE or KDE (and probably others).

    If you are set for automatic login, then you won't see that choice. So just logout, and you will get the choice on the next login.
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    I have 22.1 free of root will that be enough for KDE and MATE

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    Assuming giga bytes yes. If using BTRFS and snapper you may want to ease back on number of snapshots kept. How big is total root?

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    Default Re: Install MATE on install on opensuse

    Quote Originally Posted by wherewolf View Post
    I have 22.1 free of root will that be enough for KDE and MATE
    Yes, that should be plenty.

    However, I would suggest that you go with "ext4" (or "ext3") rather than "btrfs" for the root file system. You might be short of space for the "btrfs" snapshots.
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