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#1 2012-08-20 15:16:00

karlsinn
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Registered: 2012-03-30
Posts: 9

[Solved] parallel install of two XFCE versions

Hi,

as I can't find OpenSuSE packages for the 4.10 release, I compiled and installed 4.10 in a user directory (~/myxfce).

How do I start this "user version" of XFCE?

I made a copy of /usr/share/xsessions/xfce.desktop and called it  /usr/share/xsessions/myxfce.desktop
In this file I changed these two lines:
Name=myXfce Session
Exec=/home/karl/myxfce/bin/startxfce4

But it doesn't work. If I choose myxfce at startup I still get the old XFCE4 version.

What else do I have to do?

Thanks
Karl

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#2 2012-08-20 15:51:58

angstrom
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Registered: 2011-08-13
Posts: 265

Re: [Solved] parallel install of two XFCE versions

I'm running OpenSuse 12.1 and Xfce 4.10. It works perfectly.
I'm using this repo : http://download.opensuse.org/repositori … SUSE_12.1/
(weird, opensuse software website is currently down. Maybe just have to wait a bit ...)

About having 2 versions of Xfce, I read somewhere that it is strongly not recommended.


Xfce is NOT Xubuntu. Bugs in Xubuntu don't mean that Xfce is buggy ...

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#3 2012-08-20 17:17:11

karlsinn
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Registered: 2012-03-30
Posts: 9

Re: [Solved] parallel install of two XFCE versions

Hi,

it's working now, although yast2 didn't want to show me the 4.10 packages. I had to install ristretto (was deleted before) to make the change to 4.10.

thanks a lot
Karl

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