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Offline peynir

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I would like to install and try Deepin desktop on my netbook wich already has Manjaro KDE. Is there a way to do it?

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Re: Is there a way to install deepin over different desktop?
« Reply #1 on: 07. May 2016, 23:42:39 »
What you can try is to open Pamac, then search for "deepin" in Manjaro's repositories and install all the packages that you see in the search results. (except the ones that give a package conflict error)

Then follow my tutorial about installing an extra window manager. The process might be similar for Deepin.

Tutorial: https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=33805.0

Let us know if it works.

And if this doesn't work, then open Pamac again and uninstall all the Deepin packages that you installed earlier on - and edit back ~/.xinitrc to its original state.

Either way, let us know.
« Last Edit: 08. May 2016, 00:21:45 by Heart Of A Lion »

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Re: Is there a way to install deepin over different desktop?
« Reply #2 on: 08. May 2016, 00:32:05 »
Thanks i'm gonna try it.

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Re: Is there a way to install deepin over different desktop?
« Reply #4 on: 08. May 2016, 03:05:08 »
There are two Deepin package groups, deepin and deepin-extras (Deepin-movie, deepin-music, deepin-terminal, etc.).  Those two package groups get you everything Deepin, or if you prefer, the deepin group just gives you the DE without the extras, which you can add individually. Re-boot, and select the Deepin desktop from your window/login manager.

Be warned, this is as you asked, "over" your present desktop. You'll probably run into a few conflicts this way. There are better ways. Like installing from the live image into a separate user account.
You can also replace the old one entirely, but that's a different topic. ;)

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