But I disliked the desktop environments available at stock.
So I tried installing cinnamon after the KDE Install.
I rebooted and checked and…end of story…I do not like it.
I removed it but two things were to experience:
in the left corner of the screen is a small chameleon picture.
this was removed by a small gear. even within the boot process the chameleon is gone.
gears showed up(25th anniversary or something like that) in the screen instead of the light bulb with the chameleon in it.
2)I was able to choose in the login screen between wayland-kde, X11-kde and IceWM… where the heck did wayland and IceWM came from?
Now the big problem.
Every time I logged in…the screen freezed… I had to power off by shutting manually down.
Then …and just then… the login process was possible.
Is this a known bug or related to the desktop environment change mentioned above?
Wayland is supposed to be a replacement for Xorg. For some people it works, mostly Gnome users. For most of the rest of us, it’s broken in one way or others. I don’t think it’s possible to eradicate it. IceWM for most people amounts to a fallback, something to use if your main DE or WM is broken. It takes a rather trivial amount of resources, and is what you get when you ask for a minimal X environment during installation.
Anyways, why did this dissappear in the first place? I just installed another pattern/desktop environment… Which in fact I deleted shortly after having it installed.
So… Normally the original condition/layout /design or what ever you want to call it
should reappear… But it did not…
What went wrong?
My suggestion is that when you installed an extra pattern to try out another desktop environment and then decide not to use it anymore, to do just that: do not use it anymore. And not try to de-install the pattern.
Remind that a pattern is just a list of packages that are needed for a purpose. That means that that list may well contains packages that are also needed for other purposes. Thus removing all in that list may create havoc.
E.g the patterns KDE and LXDE both have the package MozillaFirefox in the pattern list. Thus when you go and remove all in the pattern LXDE, your KDE will have to live on without Firefox.
Ok a little update on that topic.
I installed a completely new tumbleweed.
Did nothing but installed htop and btop.
Then I did a restart.
The gecko in the left corner disappeared and the loading(?) screen with the gecko light bulb as well