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Re: [trinity-users] OpenSUSE 12.2 Step by Step Installation

From: François ANDRIOT <francois.andriot@...>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:42:35 +0100
Le 27/11/2012 17:09, Eren a �crit :
> Greetings,
>> On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 10:04 PM, Felix Miata <mrmazda@...> 
>> wrote:
>>> I've not yet tried TDE on OS, but will once I've found instructions 
>>> to get
>>> it
>>> using zypper. My usual OS installation method is from minimal X to 
>>> KDE3 via
>>> zypper.
>> Here are the instructions I found (and used) to install via zypper
>> (although I did a standard install with KDE 4 as I may wish to run
>> some KDE apps, even if I don't like the desktop):
> First of all, thanks for your answers. However, I saw mostly 
> installation of yours were Minimal X + Trinity or you installed 
> OpenSUSE with default desktop (KDE 4) then installed Trinity. Also, I 
> think minimal installation without X causes some permission problems 
> or something else to prevent opening kdm.  Hence, when you did a 
> minimal X installation, your system has tones of unnecessary packages 
> like some ncurses applications of yast and with dependencies, 
> bootsplash etc etc (for me of course).
>> 1. Configure the supplementary PACKMAN repository
>>   Instructions:
>> 2. Configure the ZYPPER repository (as root user)
>> For OpenSUSE? 12.2 (v3.5.13.1)
>> zypper ar -t YUM -G
>> -i) trinity
>> zypper ar -t YUM -G
>> trinity-noarch
>> zypper refresh
>> 3. Install the Trinity desktop environment
>> zypper install trinity-desktop
>> After that I logged out, then in changing the session to TDE, that's all
>> Thierry
> Besides, I tried minimal OpenSUSE install + simple Xorg server + 
> Trinity, still Trinity and kdm not starting. Hence, I looked at logs 
> and there's no error about kdm or anything related with Trinity. After 
> all, I think I'm going to choose Minimal X + Trinity installation and 
> I'll inform you what I achieved..
> Thanks for your answers. If someone will try minimal without X then 
> install Xorg and try to install and run Trinity and in the end success 
> to run,  let me know.
> Sincerely,
> Eren

OK I've done the following steps and I confirm it works:

Install opensuse (i586 in my case) with very minimal installation.

Configure networking, configure repositories.

Install minimal xorg with:
   zypper install xorg-x11-server

Install minimal TDE with:
   zypper install trinity-tdebase

Install iceauth (required for dcopserver):
   zypper install iceauth
(dependency will be added in next TDE build for opensuse)

Configure DISPLAYMANAGER=/opt/trinity/bin/kdm in 

Fix missing 'Xsession' file (file exists but not in expected folder):
   ln -s /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession /etc/X11/Xsession
(will be fixed in next TDE build for opensuse)

Set default runlevel to 5 in systemd.
   rm -f /etc/systemd/system/
   ln -s /lib/systemd/system/ 

And reboot.
It works, tested in virtual machine again.