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Old 01-03-2004, 01:40 PM   #1
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suse 9: how to change from KDE to GNOME desktop


Hello,

I'm a real linux newby. I just installed suse 9, the default installation. This gave me the KDE desktop. I would like to change to the GNOME desktop.

How do I do this? When I opened the add/remove software section in Yast2, I saw many things containing the term GNOME, some checked, many unchecked. Do I change to a GNOME desktop by checking all items containing the term GNOME, or is there another way to change the desktop to GNOME?

Thanks,
Laura
 
Old 01-03-2004, 02:10 PM   #2
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When you log out of KDE there should be a session option where you can pick GNOME. It should then ask you if you want to make it default or just for this session. That should work.

-Whitehat
 
Old 01-03-2004, 02:10 PM   #3
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from yast->add/remove/software, select "selections" from the filter box,select gnome system, select accept. when done, exit yast, log out, enter name and password, then select gnome instead of kde from the menu.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 02:28 PM   #4
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Hi, Also there is a checkbox that enables auto login make sure that is unchecked
 
Old 01-03-2004, 02:35 PM   #5
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Thanks to both of you! I have successfully installed GNOME and can log into it!

It's good to know there are those on this forum familiar with suse. Eventually, I also want to try Debian...the 3.0 version 2.

Laura
 
Old 01-03-2004, 02:37 PM   #6
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Oh, thanks also about the hint to uncheck auto login..I will have to go back and unchecked that. Hopefully that won't be too complicated.

Laura
 
Old 04-12-2013, 12:45 PM   #7
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I have Suse 12.2. I had KDE preinstalled. Now, after switching to GNOME, it takes a long time to start. I think, KDE gets loaded during boot as it was the one which was preinstalled. Hence, GNOME (also gdm) takes a long time to start. Is there any way to make GNOME and gdm get loaded during boot?

Thanx...
 
Old 04-12-2013, 02:00 PM   #8
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the procedure is about the same but this forum thread is 9 (nine ) years old

you might want to start a new thread
but what exactly did you install ?
in yast2 / "install and remove software" click on the "patterns" tab
then put a check in "GNOME Desktop Environment" and " GNOME base System "
click accept

reboot
type in the normal user name
select "gnome"
type in password

but you are NOT done there
xdm is using KDM to boot into Gnome
this needs to be changed

in yast2 unser "system"
click on /etc/sysconfig Editor

under Desktop is "display manager "
in "DISPLAYMANAGER" change KDM to GDM
--- then ---
under "Window Manager"
change "kde-plasma" to GNOME
then click "ok"
and reboot
 
Old 04-12-2013, 02:05 PM   #9
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Thanx for your reply. But, I had already changed my display manager to gdm. The problem is, it takes a long time to start.
 
Old 04-12-2013, 02:09 PM   #10
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well Gnome 3 NEEDS a ton of ram and a good full 3d card

4 gig ram at a min. and a mid to high range ATI or nvidia card
 
Old 04-12-2013, 02:12 PM   #11
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Not at all. I have 1 GB RAM. I had OpenSUSE 12.2 GNOME preinstalled with GNOME which was superfast. Then I installed 12.3 with KDE and then switched over to GNOME. It only take around 20 seconds more to start. And then, it is superfast...
 
  


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