Re: [opensuse] Gnome and KDE on same system
- From: Anton Aylward <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 10:08:32 -0500
Swapnil Bhartiya said the following on 01/11/2012 06:09 AM:
On 01/11/2012 10:50 AM, C wrote:
On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 11:42, Swapnil Bhartiya
OK I installed KDE running this command:
sudo zypper install -t pattern kde4 kde4_basis
and now when I log into KDE I don't get plasma workspace. All I get is a
white desktop. No Panel nothing.
I can't say I'm surprised.
At the very least I think you are lacking some repositories.
(and hence many dependencies)
I would have expected something like 20 or more packages to be installed
to get a basic, functioning KDE4. How many were installed as a result
of that command?
"Best Practice" is to have the right repositories!
If you use YAST you'll see that there are 'short cut' entries.
$ sudo yast2 -gtk sw_single
Then view -> patterns
You will see, if you have enough repositores configured
(which have been discussed in other threads recently)
items such as "KDE Base System" and "KDE Desktop Environment".
You may also see, depending again on repositories, "KDE 4.7 Base System"
and "KDE 4.7 Desktop Environment".
Now you may be one of those people who have an aversion to YAST, who
thinks that anyone who doens't use ONLT the command line is some kind of
That may be so, but here its beside the point. You can't get KDE to
work. The GUI gives a LOT of visibility. Yes you _can_ do everything
with the command line, but a lot of it is step-and-repeat when the GUI
shows a lot. People have pointed out that when you have more knowledge
than the computer about a situation and context then the command line is
great, but when you don't the GUI/Menu is great. In this situation you
don't know what other packages you need. Use YAST2 to look-see.
I look-see and the cursor-over for "KDE Base Systems" says that its just
enough to start KDE, no luxuries. Does that sound like your situation?
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