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Old 09-18-2004, 08:53 AM   #1
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How do you switch over to GNOME with suse linux?

What do you need to do to switch over from KDE to GNOME?
Old 09-18-2004, 08:57 AM   #2
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Log out of kde then pick gnome at the login screen.
Old 09-18-2004, 09:07 AM   #3
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To switch permanently your default Desktop Environment from KDE to GNOME try the following:

Main menu -> Preferences -> Desktop Switching Tool.

Then choose GNOME and click OK.
Old 09-26-2004, 09:33 AM   #4
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ok when I Log out, I find that I have no ability to switch to gnome, i believe I have installed all the gnome packages, I can list them of for you...
15 packages in all...
I realize if i go to yast control center > software > install and remove software.
then at yast, pull down the menu and find selections, i should have something about gnome, but I dont...
so obviously im missing something...

and as for the last poster, I cannot find a prefrences on my main menu... Perhaps Im finding a different main menu than yours, or we have different distrobutions...

Thanks for the help!
Old 09-26-2004, 10:33 AM   #5
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Do you use personal or professional?
Old 09-26-2004, 10:36 AM   #6
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Personal, in fact, I downloaded the iso off of their website!
Old 09-26-2004, 12:50 PM   #7
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Ok, How can I re-install gnome? I don't know what packages to install... Im guessing why I cant install gnome is because I installed gnome incorrectly...
Old 09-26-2004, 01:27 PM   #8
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I did some research on that and so far I know that if you have a only 1 CD iso then you DO NOT have Gnome on it.

you can get all the rpms from mirror websites.
Like this one:

and if you go to


instead of '9.1-personal-iso'

then you will find all the gnome rpms

I don't how to install everything that gnome needs though.

Maybe you could use Yast to some kind of online install, but I can't try it since my freakin' suse doesn't want to go online. ( even though my card is detected and dhcp is configured on start up)

Good luck.

I will post more if I know something

By the way,
there is something like Suse 9.1 personal full version. Maybe you can get this one.

Last edited by greg108; 09-26-2004 at 01:30 PM.
Old 09-26-2004, 05:57 PM   #9
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Thanks for your help... anyone who has extra help, PLEASE HELP!!! ^_^'' thanks
Old 09-26-2004, 06:07 PM   #10
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install apt for suse, let it install gnome and work out the dependencies for you: this should be the first step after installing the personal version(imho) because so much is missing. 1 cd= personal, 5 cd's + 2dvds = professional. you do the math. the web site over complicates the process, so if you have any questions post 'em here.


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