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    Default Light KDE pattern?

    Here is the list of packages included in
    Code:
    patterns-kde-kde_plasma
    :

    Code:
    pulseaudio
    avahi
    plasma-nm5
    MozillaFirefox
    xdg-user-dirs
    kio-extras5
    kde-gtk-config5
    khelpcenter5
    dragonplayer
    gdb
    keditbookmarks
    plasma5-addons
    plasma5-pk-updates
    kdeconnect-kde
    plasma5-pa
    kdenetwork4-filesharing
    desktop-data-openSUSE
    pulseaudio-utils
    google-droid-fonts
    yast2-control-center-qt
    pulseaudio-module-x11
    desktop-branding
    pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
    sddm
    pulseaudio-module-lirc
    pulseaudio-module-zeroconf
    konsole
    alsa-plugins-pulse
    polkit-default-privs
    skanlite
    phonon4qt5-backend-gstreamer
    baloo5-kioslaves
    pulseaudio-module-jack
    akregator5
    kaddressbook5
    kmail5
    knotes5
    kontact5
    korganizer5
    baloo5-file
    baloo5-tools
    ffmpegthumbs
    kde-odf-thumbnail
    kdegraphics-thumbnailers
    pinentry-qt5
    kde-oxygen-fonts
    kdepasswd
    I don't need many of them but it seems to be impossible to get rid of them while
    Code:
    patterns-kde-kde_plasma
    installed.

    I have seen notes about
    Code:
    patterns-openSUSE-plasma5_basis
    on the web but it seems to depreciated now.
    o
    Looking for any ideas how to remove unwanted KDE packages and do not ever let them come back after updates/upgrades (I tried --no-recommends too)

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    Default Re: Light KDE pattern?

    Please do not complain if certain parts of the integrated experience KDE is supposed to be are not going to work as expected. KDE / Plasma 5 is a desktop environment where all apps "can talk to eachother.

    But, having said that, you need to remove the concerning patterns packages. These are basically empty packages, just there to take care of deps/recommends. Next, remove the applications you don't want and lock them with zypper:
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    zypper al package-name
    Having said that, I would not recommend this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    Please do not complain if certain parts of the integrated experience KDE is supposed to be are not going to work as expected. KDE / Plasma 5 is a desktop environment where all apps "can talk to eachother.

    But, having said that, you need to remove the concerning patterns packages. These are basically empty packages, just there to take care of deps/recommends. Next, remove the applications you don't want and lock them with zypper:
    Code:
    zypper al package-name
    Having said that, I would not recommend this.
    Thank you for your reply. Sorry I did not want to sound like I am complaining. Just trying the remove akregator, kmail, etc.
    kmail amd akonadi are the ones that cause the issue. I don't use a local email client and if I accidentally clicked somewhere on a mailto: link KMail pops up and starts akonadi-server that is a memory hog. I got tired of stopping the service manually all the time and looking for a way to avoid doing this.

    As a side note even KDE Neon which is their official "set of packages" comes without kmail, akonadi, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildCowboy View Post
    As a side note even KDE Neon which is their official "set of packages" comes without kmail, akonadi, etc.
    It's not official in any way. Neon is as independent from other KDE projects as openSUSE is. Just that it has the name "KDE Neon" does not mean anything.
    It's just an unfortunate (but deliberate!) naming decision.

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    Default Re: Light KDE pattern?

    You can also trial the LXQt Desktop.

    Although the underlying subsystem should generally be a gnome base, surprisingly that doesn't seem to be always enforced today, and on openSUSE LXDE and LXQt are themed to have a general User feel somewhat similar to KDE (but much more lightweight).

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    Default Re: Light KDE pattern?

    I removed kmail and akonadi long time ago, because I have no use for it, just like libreoffice and KDE games, etc. I have done this since many opensuse realeases and also did it in Tumbleweed. So far no issue, but make sure you have a solid and working back-up system before you try it out.

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    Default Re: Light KDE pattern?

    Just wanted to update here that I did remove the patterns as well as unwanted apps such as Akonadi, kde-pim, plasma update, etc.
    So far so good. System working well, battery lasts forever, CPU staying cool (unless I do some ffmpeg encoding).
    The packages do not come back after upgrades as long as I keep the --no-recommends option.

    Thank you for your help here!

    Could anyone mark the thread as [Solution discovered] please (I can't do that for some reason)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildCowboy View Post

    Could anyone mark the thread as [Solution discovered] please (I can't do that for some reason)
    You said it. That is enough.
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