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Old 02-16-2004, 07:05 PM   #1
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Smile How do I get gnome to work in SuSe 9 Personal?


Ok heres the problem: I have installed Gnome in SuSe 9 PE but I can't choose it at the login screen. Some others are available, KDE and some other odd lite ones like KVM or something. But how do I get Gnome? I'm tired of the way sound doesn't work in KDE and I'd really like to give Gnome a go. Thanks for the help!!!
 
Old 02-16-2004, 11:04 PM   #2
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you need to install the gnome environment from the cd's...by default, SuSE only installs the KDE environment...go into Yast, add remove software, and put checks in the boxes to install the Gnome stuff...then you'll be able to boot into gnome from the login screen...


*edit...sorry, i didn't read it right the first time...

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Old 02-27-2004, 07:12 PM   #3
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I did that :-) How do I get it so that I can choose it at login??
 
Old 02-27-2004, 07:32 PM   #4
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If it doesn't appear on your login screen it is not installed (at least not all of it). You probably installed only the packages needed to run Gnome applications under KDE but not the desktop itself. Just go into YAST under "Install and remove software" and select all Gnome packages, or select those you want but lookout for those that seem to do something critical. Once it is properly installed it will automatically appear as an option on your login screen.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 12:23 AM   #5
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Even if you've installed Gnome properly in Yast it is still possible that Gnome will not appear as an option during your login session. If you are running KDE 3.1 I would try opening the Control Center and click System Administration / Login Manager / Sessions, then look to see if Gnome is listed as an option during login. If not, then just add it manually and you should be set.

If you are running KDE 3.2 then su to root and run :

# ln -s /opt/gnome/bin/gnome-session /usr/X11R6/bin/gnome-session
and restart KDE.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 03:24 PM   #6
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Bless you!!!! I'll try that and let you know how it works.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 01:59 AM   #7
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I tried that second one (I'm running KDE 3.2). I put it in the command, logged off and it's still not there in the list :-/ Any other ideas?

Thanks!!
 
  


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