I’m very comfortable with GNOME at the moment, but recently I feel like installing KDE again just to keep learning about it. It may be an obvious question by now, but it’s something I’d be trying for the first time and feel like one bad step and I’m screwed again. How can I install KDE and have both GNOME and KDE as functional environments? Would I be able to select between both in log-in window? Is it the same way if I wanted Enlightenment instead of KDE, or even the 3 of them?
And do I need all 3 KDE repos (Core, UpdatedApps and Extra), or just Core and begin to install packages?
Do Enlightenment E16 or E17 have repository?
And now that you mention it, should I add some GNOME repos in order to have it updated or kind of (especially when version 3.4 is close)? I have no GNOME repos at the moment, these are my current repos:
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You were not advised to add any repos. You were advised to install the appropriate patterns. You can do this with YaST > Software > Software management and then from the View button choose Patterns. Look down there untiil you find KDE, check it and go.
In Patterns I found 2 KDE options. Should I select both of them, just the base system, or is it up to the user?
Also, I didn’t find a Pattern for E16 or E17. Is there a repo for them or should I try installing them from source?
On Tue, 03 Apr 2012 17:46:02 +0000, F style wrote:
> Thanks for your help.
> It’s just that I heard before that the one included in OSS was E16,
> which was supposedly only the window manager. And E17, which was a bit
> more complete, had to be built from source…
Just looking at the packages, I can’t tell which is in that package - I’d
try installing it and see which version it says it is.
DR16 was around for years (it was my preferred WM back when I started
working with Linux); DR17 took forever to reach a usable state, but from
the Live media that I’ve looked at with it, it looks pretty good.
Just tried Hendersj’s advise, by installing KDE just from Patterns in Software Management. Results: I’m able to select a desktop in the log-in window, but when selecting KDE all I get is the default openSUSE wallpaper and a “New activity” button in the top right corner. No taskbar, no icons, Nautilus executes itself automatically for some reason, and when logging out and closing KDE I get a picture of my GNOME desktop for a brief moment before getting to the log-in window, as though KDE was just an application and GNOME was still there in the background.
Knurpht, did you get all your desktops other than GNOME and KDE from that repo you mentioned (especially E17)?
Did I do something wrong? How do you install and keep all your environments fully working?