How to unistall gnome desktop?

I did install openSUSE 12.1 with KDE as default desktop, then I decide to give a try to gnome… well I did not like it and I want to unistall it. How I dod that? If I go to Yast >Software Manager>Pattern I am not able to select unistall and/or delete. Any explanation and how to do it.

I am not quite sure yet of a ‘clean’ way to do it. Though I assume it would not be too time consuming to do it manually. Just make sure ‘options->Cleanup when deleting packages’ is checked. The start to uninstall some core gnome components and the rest should be automatically removed by yast. Be sure to check the changes before hitting the ok. :slight_smile:

Unless you are running out of room, I would not try to uninstall it. There are useful apps that come with GNOME and having a backup desktop to load is not bad should you crash your KDE one. Banshee is one alternative music player, I use the Totem stuff to play online movies and here is an article about one of the sound utilities.

Pulseaudio Basics for openSUSE with pavucontrol - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

Some with SSD drives may need to watch their space, but unless you are ready to make a reinstall, pulling out GNOME once installed is not for the faint of heart and in any event having more than you use is just not a big problem. Consider it a lessen you learned to remeber on your next openSUSE installation.

Thank You,

Some with SSD drives may need to watch their space, but unless you are ready to make a reinstall, pulling out GNOME once installed is not for the faint of heart and in any event having more than you use is just not a big problem. Consider it a lesson you learned to remember on your next openSUSE installation.

For what it’s worth
I agree

caf4926 wrote:
> For what it’s worth
> I agree

Me too, but I’ll add what I don’t think has been said already.

You don’t need to uninstall Gnome, just select a different desktop next
time you login. Details will vary depending on what program is being
used for login, but on my machine after I select my username, but before
I type my password, there’s the opportunity to select a session or
desktop type from a little menu at the bottom of the screen. Just choose
whichever you want and it can remember it for the next time.

On Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:46:07 GMT, Dave Howorth
<djh-novell@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

>caf4926 wrote:
>> For what it’s worth
>> I agree
>
>Me too, but I’ll add what I don’t think has been said already.
>
>You don’t need to uninstall Gnome, just select a different desktop next
>time you login. Details will vary depending on what program is being
>used for login, but on my machine after I select my username, but before
>I type my password, there’s the opportunity to select a session or
>desktop type from a little menu at the bottom of the screen. Just choose
>whichever you want and it can remember it for the next time.

Yep.

Also in Yast->System->/etc/syscong Editor -->Window manager you can set
the default Session type [KDE, Gnome, XFCE, LXDE, IceWM, etc.,]

It may be a good idea to also select a corresponding display manager,
which provides the login screen, as well [kdm, gdm, xdm, etc.,].

?-)