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Month: September 2013

Re: [trinity-users] openSUSE Installation Steps

From: François Andriot <francois.andriot@...>
Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2013 10:38:03 +0200
Le 08/09/2013 00:54, Cameron Rapp a écrit :
> Hi,
> Thanks! I tried the DISPLAYMANAGER=tdm and it worked on my 12.3 
> machine. The issue with the path appears to be when X is not running, 
> there is no auto complete for kde binaries so I had a hard time 
> starting kdm. I also expected to be able to set DEFAULT_WM=tdm to make 
> it start when using the startx script but yast errors on it. I'm going 
> to reinstall this machine because it may just be cause i broke it 
> changing the sysconfig, and ill see how it goes afterwards.
> On my 11.4 machine, I did a clean install and set DISPLAYMANAGER=tdm, 
> I got the message "Starting service tdm" when I switched to runlevel 
> 5, but xdm appeared instead, changing to runlevel 3 makes it say 
> "Shutting down service xdm", I can't get it to start even if i point 
> DISPLAYMANAGER directly to kdm, weird.
> Could we please bring the knetworkmanager8 package back for 11.4 since 
> it still uses the old networkmanager? I was looking for the SRPM, The 
> page at 
> says 
> they are only available for RHEL6 which would be fine, but the 
> directory is empty.
> I would rather use a newer version of suse but there are a few things 
> holding me back.
> Amazing job on keeping the old KDE up to date so far!
> Cameron

I've just found out that, on openSUSE 11.x, the "/etc/init.d/xdm" 
scripts has hardcoded all distribution-known DM (e.g. KDM, GDM ...) and 
does not allow custom-defined DM, so there is no proper way to run TDM !
I've also seen that updates in "packman" repository packages cause 
unresolved libraries in TDE and prevents some packages installation 

So I've just rebuilt the entire 11.4 packages, including a workaround to 
run TDM, and the knetworkmanager8 package.
You must wait a few day for the synchronization on the mirrors, then 
update your computer.