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Old 03-28-2008, 09:49 AM   #1
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Problems with prerelease KDE4 on Open SUSE 10.3

I just installed Open SUSE 10.3 on a new computer. The installation went fine and I choose to use KDE as my desktop. I later selected the option to use a prerelease of the KDE4 desktop. After logging in with the KDE4 desktop the system is totally unusable. There are not menus, no access to a terminal window, nothing! Since the system is setup to log me in directly to the desktop I am unable to switch back to the stable version of KDE.

My problem is that I now need to switch back to the stable version of KDE without having to reinstall Open SUSE again.

Or is there a way to tell the system boot to a console screen to that defualt destop can be changed.

Does anyone no how I can do this?


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Old 03-28-2008, 09:59 AM   #2
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Ctrl-Alt-Backspace should kill the X connection, and get you to a login screen. If not, then Ctrl-Alt-F2 will get you to a console where you can log in.
Old 03-28-2008, 10:22 AM   #3
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Unless things have changed dramatically since SuSE 9.3, you should have two buttons at the bottom of the login screen. One give a shutdown menu (shutdown, switch user, reboot, etc) and the other gives a menu in which you can select the desktop environment you want.
Old 03-28-2008, 01:51 PM   #4
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Thank you very much. Ctrl-Alt-Backspace worked for me. Things are so simple when you know what you are doing!


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