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Old 10-15-2005, 02:20 PM   #1
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Switching from KDE to Gnome


I just installed Suse 10.0 and selected the KDE desktop, After using it I would prefer to go back to Gnome as I used it in Ubuntu. I have been unableto figure out how to install Gnome. How do I install it or should I just reinstall Suse?
 
Old 10-15-2005, 02:39 PM   #2
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Yast 2 > Online Update
This will open a connection to somewhere of your chosing, pick a server. Preferrably one by your house.
It will open a YAST window, change the filter options to search. Search for Gnome, viola. Then Accept. That should install Gnome for you, then you can switch to Gnome after logging out.

Edit: Come to think of it, you can use the 5 CDs or DVD you installed in the same way with "Software Management" if you did the online install you will have to use the Online Update... either way, should be able to get Gnome.

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Old 10-15-2005, 05:32 PM   #3
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I think I'll add something. Once you do what RedShirt said, you'll probably want to know how to switch to the GNOME desktop. Log out, and hit "End Current Session." Once you're into the menu, click on "Session," and choose GNOME.
 
Old 10-15-2005, 10:37 PM   #4
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Thanks guys for replying, I got Gnome installed with no problem, however, after logging out to change the session, Gnome is not available. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I am still happy, finally got my wireless intellimouse side buttons working.

Frank
 
Old 10-15-2005, 10:52 PM   #5
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Having not tried to swap it after straight install, I am not postive, but it is conceivable you may have to do a full shut down and reboot. If it wasn't isntalled at all, that whole thing may not be inited from the boot loader until after you reboot. Its possible. But I will preface that by mentioning I am but a newb, I could be totally wrong there.

On another note... those side buttons... any chance you want to help a guy out and let me know how you get those going? I have been trying for a few days.
 
Old 10-15-2005, 11:30 PM   #6
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Redshirt,

I would be glad to help you on the mouse problem. mac 57 did a post that contained all the info on the Suse forum. I think it probaly would be easier for you to search the forum for that post. If you cannot find it reply back to me and I will post the info. My mouse is the wireless intellimouse explorer with the tilt wheel. The post that mac57 did was for the standard intellimouse, however it works just the same for all the intellimice.
 
Old 10-16-2005, 09:12 AM   #7
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I have a similar question regarding gnome/kde

I am trying out suse. previousely I had mandrake. In mandrake the logon screen will allow you select between differnt window sessions , like gnome kde etc.

Is there any way I can configure suse 10 to have such a log on screen?

thanx
 
Old 10-16-2005, 10:36 AM   #8
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Though this screen is in french, I think you can get the idea...

http://forumsuse.free.fr/ftp/suse10/login.jpg

The bottom left corner does have a tool for session type.
 
Old 10-16-2005, 05:13 PM   #9
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aha!
I will check that next time I reboot which is very rare (thanx to unix).

for suse , there are two more addtional things which will be nice if I can solve

1. After few minutes of incactivity the screen switches over to a logon screen. how can i prevent it? I did not see any logical control under yast, I do not mind editing any .conf files either.

2. I can mount the windows volumes using smbmount (samba). But I want this to be permanent. short of hand editing /etc/fstab file is there any other tool which will conveniently do it for me?

thanx
 
Old 06-08-2006, 03:56 PM   #10
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kde login problems

This question is for the user: nanjil

How did you get the screenshot at your login screen? also how does one get screenshots when not in X Windows?

Will anyone who knows the answer reply? It will help me explain my login issues!

Thanks everyone!

trox
 
Old 06-08-2006, 08:23 PM   #11
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Quote:
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This question is for the user: nanjil

How did you get the screenshot at your login screen? also how does one get screenshots when not in X Windows?

Will anyone who knows the answer reply? It will help me explain my login issues!

Thanks everyone!

trox
you cabn use ksnapshot
 
Old 06-09-2006, 12:14 AM   #12
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In suse, be sure you change the "DisplayManager" in /etc/sysconfig --> Desktop --> Display Manager --> DISPLAYMANAGER change from KDM to GDM
 
  


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