Hello, I installed OpenSUSE 11 with the Gnome desktop, but later wanted to try out KDE and installed it via the “one-click” installation of KDE on the OpenSUSE website, but now I don’t want it and would like it completely removed from my system and just have Gnome… I can’t figure out how to do this, please help.
login to Gnome
in Yast use the filter & go to Patterns; select the KDE patterns & uncheck them
in the right window delete the rpms if they remain
if some give a dependency issue, leave it as it is needed for some app in Gnome
is there a way to accomplish this via the cli with zypper?
also, is there a way to have bash completion with zypper (for the packages, not the application’s options).
I did similar (the opposite way round had KDE tried Gnome).
I removed Gnome as advised, but it was very messy, I had to check what the dependencies were because some where Gnome dependencies, so I removed them first. I still didn’t remove Gnome completely.
I hope there is an easier way.
On Thu, 01 Oct 2009 13:16:02 GMT, Barry Nichols
>I did similar (the opposite way round had KDE tried Gnome).
>I removed Gnome as advised, but it was very messy, I had to check what
>the dependencies were because some where Gnome dependencies, so I
>removed them first. I still didn’t remove Gnome completely.
>I hope there is an easier way.
IME it seems that some parts of yast are dependant on gnome and some
parts are dependant on KDE. I expect that by the time you have
removed those dependencies you pretty well may not have yast. Maybe
that even break zypper.
Personally i would prefer that yast sit directly on X. I doubt that
even a chorus of upset users could do anything to change things.
In my experience, it pays to have two desktops available. KDE is nice and shiny, but I have managed to break it without really trying. On my other laptop, I installed openSUSE with Gnome only and it’s fine. On my office one, I’ve got KDE and Gnome (KDE installed by default). I really don’t want to completely screw things up by removing KDE - life’s too short to worry about which dependencies are worth keeping, which ones can be removed and so on.
I’m running GNOME as it seems to be more stable, but I’ve got KDE as the back-up if it goes wrong. I have disabled the auto login on both machines so that I can select the desktop - something I learned the hard way after a KDE failure and, in my inexperience, resulted in me reinstalling the whole OS. Probably not my finest hour…
Did you notice the dates of the post you replied to? It’s very old in forums terms.