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SDB:KDE install

tagline: From openSUSE

This article explains how to install KDE on openSUSE in case you had initially installed a different desktop environment, or no desktop environment at all, and decided that you want to try KDE or maybe even switch to KDE completely.

Installing KDE

To install KDE you simply need to install the required patterns.

zypper install -t pattern kde4 kde4_basis

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.


Switching to KDM

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

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

Or use YaST /etc/sysconfig/ Editor, and select KDM under Desktop -> Display manager -> DISPLAYMANAGER


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