Install the xfce desktop on opensuse 12.2
Xfce is a lightweight desktop alternative to gnome and kde. To install it on opensuse, open a terminal and run the following command
~> sudo zypper in -t pattern xfce
It will install the all packages necessary for the xfce desktop. Now logout. On the login page, in the Session menu there should be and entry for Xfce. Select it to login into the xfce desktop.