I wonder if i can install both desktops on a pc.
Once i tried to put Gnome on the same machine, which was KDE. But it gave me a error saying that some libs are tied and need to be removed, which would brake KDE.
I really would like to try both desktops out and see which one i like better.
How can i do this? Or did i something wrong last time.
Actually my hope was to run both at the same time. I see that Yast wants me to deinstall the KDE Pattern Pure lib. I have the feeling that i can only go with one of them on the same machine. Or maybe i don’t get it right now. aeh…
You can actually start KDE inside a Gnome session by typing startkde in a terminal under Gnome. You’ll have both panels and desktops “overlapped”. If you keep the Gnome panel at the top of the desktop and the KDE panel at the bottom, you’ll be able to use both. I didn’t say that it made sense … just that it’s possible (maybe not in all cases).
When I installed my desktop, I installed it as a gnome system but with KDE, XFCE and fvwm as additional desktops. That worked fine during initial installation. I later decided to go with KDE, so on my laptop I installed only KDE. I later tried to install gnome on the laptop, and got the same messages you saw - so I skipped that, and just installed a couple of gnome apps on the system.
I cannot see any obvious difference between KDE on either system. So whatever part of KDE is missing, it doesn’t seem all that important.
(If NetworkManager support had been built into XFCE, I probably would have finished up using that on all systems).