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Old 02-24-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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Install KDE on SUSE.


I have SLES 11 and it has Gnome installed by default.

I can start the Gnome Display by running:
/usr/sbin/gdm


I have a problem loggin in via this method (I have another post about this) so I want to try to install KDE and see if it works. As I cannot log in I can't use YAST so I have to use the command line.

I install KDE by doing the following
zypper in kdebase4-runtime-4.3.5-0.1.97.x86_64.rpm

This installs several KDE binaries for example:
/usr/bin/kde4
/usr/bin/kde4-menu
/usr/bin/kde4-config
etc

My question is how do I manually launch KDE (Like I did before with gdm)

Thank
 
Old 02-24-2013, 02:54 PM   #2
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At the login windowafter selecting user name before entering password, you should be able to start kde under Session.
There are ways to set kde as default but I'm not familiar with Suse.
 
Old 02-24-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
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I can start the Gnome Display by running:
/usr/sbin/gdm
Why? What happened to your login screen?
 
Old 02-24-2013, 06:50 PM   #4
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try this
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/usr/bin/kde4
 
Old 02-25-2013, 04:21 AM   #5
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re: Why? What happened to your login screen?
I don't know what happened to it, see this post:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ui-4175451494/


re: At the login window after selecting user name before entering password, you should be able to start kde under Session.
But when the login window is displayed, this means that the Gnome Display Manager is already running doesn't it??


re: try this: /usr/bin/kde4
When I do this nothing happens. When I run /usr/sbin/gdm the login gui appears so I was expecting similar behaviour with /usr/bin/kde4


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Old 02-25-2013, 05:11 AM   #6
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But when the login window is displayed, this means that the Gnome Display Manager is already running doesn't it??
No it means gdm3 or whatever window manager is running
 
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Are these not the same thing???
 
Old 02-25-2013, 05:40 AM   #8
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No the window manager controls which desktop environment is to be loaded also you can change the default desktop environment but it requires editing.
Is this your login screen?
http://blog.gambliser.com/2012/09/op...reenshot-tour/
If so click on wrench in upper left corner of login box
 
Old 02-25-2013, 05:57 AM   #9
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Thanks, no this is not my login screen, I'm using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 10:02 AM   #10
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re: Why? What happened to your login screen?
I don't know what happened to it, see this post:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ui-4175451494/
I would focus on fixing your login screen first. Once you fix that, this post will be moot since you can select your DE at login time.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 01:11 PM   #11
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Here is the link https://www.suse.com/documentation/s...gnomeuser.html
 
Old 02-25-2013, 02:20 PM   #12
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I install KDE by doing the following
zypper in kdebase4-runtime-4.3.5-0.1.97.x86_64.rpm
That's not the way to do. You should be installing from the repos, not from an rpm file and if you want to install KDE there's a pattern for that.
Code:
$ cat /etc/SuSE-release 
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64)
VERSION = 11
PATCHLEVEL = 2
$ zypper patterns | grep kde
  | kde               | 11-38.13.9  | SLES11-SP1-Pool                                        |           
  | kde               | 11-38.39.11 | SLES11-SP2-Core 
$ zypper in -t pattern kde
If you can't install from the repos, you need to fix that. Did you register the machine?

One of your threads indicates unmet dependencies. This should hopefully take care of that:
Code:
$ zypper verify
To be honest you may do better to re-install from scratch given the mess you seem to be in. It's not as interesting as trying to solve it though.

Running /usr/sbin/gdm to start up GDM and get a GNOME sessions is madness. Start X
Code:
$ service xdm restart
or if you're not already booting to runlevel 5
Code:
$ init 5
If you want a graphical session by default you should be booting to runlevel 5 by default. You can check/change that in /etc/inittab or I think you can set it in YaST somewhere. You should be able to get a console version of yast by running
Code:
$ yast
 
  


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