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How to install KDE 4 in OpenSuse 12.1
08-01-2012, 05:38 PM
Post: #1
How to install KDE 4 in OpenSuse 12.1
How to install KDE 4 in OpenSuse 12.1

While installing OpenSuse 12.1 for a client I chose to install Gnome on setup.. big mistake.. gnome 3 turned up.
This quick thread explains how to install KDE 4 on openSUSE in case you had initially installed a different desktop environment.

Open a terminal and type:

sudo zypper install -t pattern kde4 kde4_basis

Switching to KDM

If you're switching to KDE you may want to switch to the KDE login manager (or display manager) KDM too.

I use nano as an editor so to install nano..
sudo zypper install nano

Edit the file /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager and set DISPLAYMANAGER="kdm"

So.. open a terminal
sudo nano /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager

scroll down and change DISPLAYMANAGER="kdm" then Ctrl + o to save changes and Ctrl + x to exit.

Changing the login screen theme

Start > Applications > System settings > Login screen > Theme

Logging into KDE

After KDE is installed, you can log into it by simply logging out and selecting KDE under Session Type at the login manager.

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11-01-2012, 06:46 PM
Post: #2
RE: How to install KDE 4 in OpenSuse 12.1
Alternatively change the DE post-install of the DE from the login window..
Xfce if you're looking for Gnome2-like

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