Removing Cinnamon and changes to KDE

Using 12.3 with KDE 4.10

First issue:

I just tried cinnamon using and ended up not liking it. When I went to remove it via command line I got this error.

sudo zypper remove cinnamon
root's password:
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Resolving package dependencies...

The following package is going to be REMOVED:

1 package to remove.
After the operation, 7.4 MiB will be freed.
Continue? [y/n/?] (y): y
(1/1) Removing cinnamon-1.8.5-1.2 .............................................[done]
Additional rpm output:
/usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/org.freedesktop.Tracker.Extract.gschema.xml: Error on line 5 char 1: <enum id='org.freedesktop.Tracker.TrackerVerbosity'> not (yet) defined..  This entire file has been ignored.

How do I remove everything that installed once I added Cinnamon and is the error something to worry about?

Second issue:

I’m trying out different desktops at the moment. After installing cinnamon I switched to my KDE desktop and noticed my network manager has been replaced with gnome’s. I thought it was possible to install different desktop environments without any collisions? How can I fix this issue while making sure nothing else was changed and ensure it doesn’t happen again?


On 06/09/2013 07:56 PM, Static2k wrote:
> ensure it
> doesn’t happen again?

i have a different user for every different desktop…and, that user
ONLY logs into that desktop…if i don’t like the desktop
environment i delete it and the user…

but, ymmv–i mentioned that in another thread within the last month
and someone laughed about it as being unnecessary… but, i no longer
get unintended collisions since i started that (about four or five
years ago), as you did [shrug]…


Yes! I’m wondering about unnoticeable changes since plasma-desktop uses 78MB of memory now instead of the 100MB+ after installing cinnamon.

You can use this terminal command to see the order of installs and updates of applications (Most recent to oldest):

rpm -q --all --last

You can see the Zypp history Log here:

less -R /var/log/zypp/history

I have more zypper, RPM and some YaST help here: Zypper Command - Zypper Package Management Menu System

I can say that unless I was running out of disk space, I don’t uninstall desktops I am not using and I have had good luck just installing all of the ones from openSUSE when installing from the DVD, mainly for testing, but I do use some Gnome apps. The error message you show does not appear to be a problem as far as I can tell. Perhaps you can tell more looking at the logs.

Thank You,

Thanks! I wouldn’t mind keeping the desktops if they didn’t collide with each other. How can this be prevented?

Strictly speaking, if it does not come on the openSUSE DVD or Live disk, it could create a problem to remove even if you get it from a OBS repository and its for sure not much thought was given in removing it after it was installed. I am serious when I say, if its not causing a problem, I would keep it installed even if it is not being used. I reinstall openSUSE on each new release, so its only eight months or so I need to live with such a thing anyway and the whole system gets redone in my case. openSUSE is so frugal in using disk space when compared to Windows, a disk larger that 80 GB may be all you need for just about forever, not including video files of course.

Thank You,