I have opensuse 12.3 with kde desktop installed.
Accidentally I removed the kdm package and some xorg packages along with it. Now I can only login through the console.
I can’t exactly find out what packages are lost. there were 10-15 packages in the list as far as I can recall!
Is it possible to install and configure the kdm and x windows from command line to bring back the kde desktop?
Thanks for the answers.
I managed to install the lost packages. There was a list of removed packages in /var/log/zypp/history.
Now i can log into the kde plasma desktop but there is another problem.
Everything seems to be flipped upsidedown!
I took a picture of the bottom corner of the screeen. it’s part of the taskbar and a Konsole window:
none of the --reflect & --rotate parameters of xrandr could set the screen to normal, neither did setting rotation in the Size & Orientation panel.
I’m guessing something’s wrong with my configurations. I have the gnome desktop too and it’s fine. Even in KDE, it’s ok at the begening of the login screen while the splash screen is being displayed. partway through the splash screen it gets flipped!
Now that the driver is gone I can see the gnome environment is smoother than it was before! So in general it did affect the gnome too but in a different way. I didn’t notice it because I only installed gnome to have a desktop to work with while I was trying to fix the KDE.
I will definitely install it again to make my video card switchable. But not now, I’ve had enough troubles for the time being