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Old 06-24-2005, 04:44 PM   #1
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Changing Default Desktop From Gnome to KDE

It's been awhile since i have used linux and forgot how to change the default desktop from gnome to kde, can anyone help me with this?


Old 06-24-2005, 05:18 PM   #2
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In the top menu, click "Desktop", then "preferences" and "more preferences"

It should be in that menu,

(On older GNOME versions, I seem to remember the "settings" was in the Applications menu.)

You can also do it from the initial gdm login screen -- just click on "Sessions" and pick whichever you want to use.
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Nope, that was not it. I am using FC3 if that helps. I remeber there was a file I could edit to change it. Just don't remember the file.

Thanks again.

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To change it just for yourself, run "switchdesk kde" in a terminal. To change it for all users, edit /etc/sysconfig/desktop and change the desktop from GNOME to KDE.
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That was it, thanks for the help.

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x window manager configuration

For slackware, I used to run 'xwmconfig'
Old 01-19-2015, 02:08 PM   #7
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how to change from KDE to Gnome desktop environment

edit /etc/sysconfig/desktop and change the desktop from GNOME to KDE <<< this worked for
me, I'm using Knoppix 7.4.2 and got stuck in KDE and didn't know how to get back to my
original desktop environment so I put an # symbol in front of each line in the desktop
file located at /etc/sysconfig/desktop by using the vi text editor (as root)(su or sudo) and
then closed the file and my original desktop back!!! Yay!


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