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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?
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.
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?
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 "
type in the normal user name
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"
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...