GNOME ng IN 13.1

I really wanted 12.3, but got 13.1 instead. Gnome 3.x does not work well on my machine (Dell Dimension 2400 Celeron 2.4ghz, on board graphics). Graphics are inconsistently displayed and response-time to mouse/keyboard is abysmal. Would like to try KDE, but as I probably don’t need all of its packages, how do I install KDE functionally equivalent to Gnome? How do I change the startup to use KDE?

PS: I only have a CD drive on this machine. Used A CD iso for network install for 13.1. If I could find one for 12.3, I’d just overwrite 13.1 with 12.3 and pick KDE instead of Gnome.

-GeorgeOrwell

If this is 13.1M3, and if you are using 32 bit, then KDE probably won’t work on it.

Your best bet for now will be the 12.3. There should be a network install image at software.opensuse.org: Download openSUSE 12.3

nrickert, thank you very much! I did not see that button for network install even after looking at that page several times:embarrassed:. It’s downloading as we speak!

Thanks Again!

-GeorgeOrwell

GeorgeOrwell wrote:
>
> I really wanted 12.3, but got 13.1 instead. Gnome 3.x does not work well
> on my machine (Dell Dimension 2400 Celeron 2.4ghz, on board graphics).
> Graphics are inconsistently displayed and response-time to
> mouse/keyboard is abysmal. Would like to try KDE, but as I probably
> don’t need all of its packages, how do I install KDE functionally
> equivalent to Gnome? How do I change the startup to use KDE?
>
> PS: I only have a CD drive on this machine. Used A CD iso for network
> install for 13.1. If I could find one for 12.3, I’d just overwrite 13.1
> with 12.3 and pick KDE instead of Gnome.
>
> -GeorgeOrwell
>
>
As 13.1 is not yet out, you need to ask this question in beta forums
http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/pre-release-beta/

GNOME 3.6.2
openSUSE Release 12.3 (Dartmouth) 64-bit
Kernel Linux 3.7.10-1.16-desktop