Good bye KDE4, Hello E17

July 20, 2008

I’m a big fan of enlightment dr17 and I’m writing this from a box running elive. I’ve been farting around with running e17 on my opensuse 11.0 install using the enlightenment metapackage and instructions found here here

I found that things worked better once I removed all the bits of KDE4 that I could find and ended up installing some gnome bits automatically chosen by the package manager. I also installed esound since I was having sound server issues with just alsa.

I’m using entrance even though I have mouse cursor issues (it’s not there) at the login screen. While it isn’t a priority problem and affecting usage, I do intend on figuring out why this is happening.

dmitry_serpokryl is the person responsible for the the metapackage for opensuse 11.0 and I think he did a great job. He’s also created an opensuse E17 live cd which he calls “SOAD” (Suse On Active Diet) which I intend on trying in the near future.