“KDE 3.5.5 on openSUSE 10.2” for VMware Player

//kulma.orgVMware released a VMware Player for free with which you can run pre-built virtual machines. Here you can download a virtual machine to experience a polished KDE 3.5.5 desktop on openSUSE 10.2.

An easy and non-risky way to explore the new features of KDE 3.5 and discover openSUSE 10.2 without the need to burn a CD-ROM and reboot your machine.


The image contains a standard and fully working KDE desktop installation of openSUSE 10.2 with KDE 3.5.5 including whole KOffice 1.6 excluding non-KDE applications.




Decompress the archive and open the .vmx file with VMware Player. The virtual machine will start to boot and as user “guest” with password “guest” you can log into the KDE desktop.

Advanced Usage

The password for the “root” administrator user is “toor”. The VMware tools are installed.

As “root” you can start the “YaST” system configuration and add users and install more applications of KDE and openSUSE 10.2. Installation sources are preconfigured. And many more installation sources are available.

Known Problems

If you use the X-server configuration tool SaX2, to incease the screen resolution or change the keyboard layout, you cannot to move the mouse outside the VMware Player window without pressing the escape shortcut before anymore. This can be fixed by replacing the “mouse” driver in /etc/X11/xorg.conf with “vmmouse”.


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