Can I install GNOME, if I have KDE

Hello, I would like to know if I can install GNOME onto my opensuse, which is currently in KDE.

If I can, then how?

Thanks,.

On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 19:16:01 +0000, milojb wrote:

> Hello, I would like to know if I can install GNOME onto my opensuse,
> which is currently in KDE.

Yes, you can install both.

> If I can, then how?

Go into the software management and add the GNOME pattern. :slight_smile:

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator

Hello, what do you mean by “add the GNOME pattern”

Thank you for your reply.

Go to Yast2 > Software Managemant and in the search box type ‘gnome’. Then look for gnome-desktop and click the box, then accept. The gnome desktop will be added and the next time you get the log in screen, look in the lower left corner and choose eiter Gnome or KDE. You can switch back and forth between them if you wish.

I’ve found it now, but when I click on it it says

“pattern:gnome-11.2-20-22.1x86_64 requires patterns-openSUSE-gnome, but this cannot be provided.”

what does this mean? :’(

On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 19:36:02 +0000, milojb wrote:

> Hello, what do you mean by “add the GNOME pattern”

Go into YaST, select “Software Management” and from there, click “View”
and select “Patterns”. You’ll see “Graphical Environments” listed, and
the first two will be “GNOME Desktop Environment” and “GNOME Base
System”. Select those two and accept the changes.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator

Ignore my comment above.

I did as you said but just after I clik accept, the software manager window closes instantly. Have I done something wrongly?

On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 19:56:03 +0000, milojb wrote:

> I’ve found it now, but when I click on it it says
>
> “pattern:gnome-11.2-20-22.1x86_64 requires patterns-openSUSE-gnome, but
> this cannot be provided.”
>
> what does this mean? :’(

That a necessary repository isn’t enabled.

If you open a Konsole window, what’s the output from:

zypper lr

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator

admin@dhcppc0:~> zypper lr

| Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh

—±------------------------------------±----------------------------±--------±-------
1 | Education | Education | Yes | Yes
2 | KDE:KDE4:Community | KDE:KDE4:Community | Yes | Yes
3 | KDE:KDE4:UNSTABLE:Desktop | KDE:KDE4:UNSTABLE:Desktop | Yes | Yes
4 | KDE:Qt46 | KDE:Qt46 | Yes | Yes
5 | X11:Sugar | X11:Sugar | Yes | Yes
6 | devel:languages:misc | devel:languages:misc | Yes | Yes
7 | devel:languages:perl | devel:languages:perl | Yes | Yes
8 | devel:tools:building | devel:tools:building | Yes | Yes
9 | http-download.opensuse.org-d5c9fc51 | Updates for openSUSE 11.2-0 | Yes | Yes
10 | openSUSE 11.2-0 | openSUSE 11.2-0 | Yes | No
11 | openSUSE:11.1:Update | openSUSE:11.1:Update | Yes | Yes
12 | openSUSE:11.2:Contrib | openSUSE:11.2:Contrib | Yes | Yes
13 | repo-debug | openSUSE-11.2-Debug | No | Yes
14 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.2-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes
15 | repo-oss | openSUSE-11.2-Oss | Yes | Yes
16 | repo-source | openSUSE-11.2-Source | No | Yes
admin@dhcppc0:~> ^C
admin@dhcppc0:~>

I note that you have the 11.1 update repo in your list - that is likely a
huge problem. Make suer you’ve removed that and added a 11.2 update repo
instead.

I’d then also disable everything except the 11.2 Oss, Non-Oss, and Update
repos and try the installation again.

I’m nto sure what the 11.2-0 repo is, looks to be a duplicate (maybe it’s
the installation media).

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator

I note that you have the 11.1 update repo in your list - that is likely a
huge problem. Make suer you’ve removed that and added a 11.2 update repo
instead.

How do i do that, i suppose i should mention, I am a complete noob, sorry.

Yast - Repository management. Set your repositories there.

Note you can do most everything from Yast

YaST stands for Yet another Setup Tool.

how do i add a 11.2 update repo
instead.

thank you for your reply.

how do i add a 11.2 update repo
instead.

thank you for your reply.

Press the add button.

Select community repositories then press NEXT

If you do not see the update repository you can ass as URL

Index of /update/11.2

You really are a refuge from windows. LOL

On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:36:01 +0000, milojb wrote:

> how do i add a 11.2 update repo
> instead.
>
> thank you for your reply.

Select the option to add a repository and then pick the “Community
Repositories” - you should see “Main Repository” options at the end, and
one should be the update repository.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator

I expect I must be really annoying you now lol, sorry.

It isn’t there when I do the first thing.

so and when I click the link, I’m not sure which bit I’m supposed to click on and download.

Should I disable ‘updates for opensuse 11.2-0’

?

I’ve done everything you’ve said, but gnome still wont install , it says

"pattern:gnome-11.2-20.1x86_64 requires patterns-openSUSE-gnome, but this requirement cannot be provided…

uninstallable providers: patterns-openSUSE-gnome-11-2-20.22.1.i586[repo-oss]

patterns-openSUSE-gnome-11.2.20.22.1.x86_64[repo-oss]

Conflict resolution:

  • deinstallartion of patterns-opensuse-kde4_pure-11.2.20.22.1.x86_64

  • do not install pattern:gnome-11.2.20.22.1.x86_64

  • Break gnome, by ignoring some of its dependecies

anyone ? :’(