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Old 06-02-2004, 03:27 AM   #1
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newbie? FC2 switching from gnome to kde howto???


Newbie here and I looked for the way to switch from Gnome to KDE in Gnome.... how can I do this in FC2. FC1 was easy but form some reason I can't seem to find it. Hell I guess I still do need my mother to help me find things. =/

Thanks for the time and sorry to bother on suck a stupid questino... lol oh well cheers to you all and thanks for the help

Sincerely,

Kevin in Alaska
 
Old 06-02-2004, 04:02 AM   #2
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I found it... thanks...

for those who want to know I found these two ways but only tride the first method.

1) Open Terminal and type "switchdesk KDE" for switching to KDE. I would imagine that going "switchdesk Gnome" would reverse it.

2) some mention editing a file in "/etc/sysconfig/desktop" and chaning something in there to KDE. this is the one I have not tried yet.

thanks everyone even though I found it. I did a search a bit ago but was not able to find it... I guess I am slowly getting smarter in the use of this site. damn newbies... =D
 
Old 06-02-2004, 09:36 AM   #3
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also, apt-get install switchdesk-gui....
 
Old 11-13-2004, 07:24 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by KevinAlaska
1) Open Terminal and type "switchdesk KDE" for switching to KDE. I would imagine that going "switchdesk Gnome" would reverse it.
I had no idea what desktop Im running on and tried both switchdesk KDE and switchdesk GNOME but I found no difference and nothing happened.

[root@localhost root]# switchdesk KDE
Red Hat Linux switchdesk 4.0
Copyright (C) 1999-2004 Red Hat, Inc
Redistributable under the terms of the GNU General Public License
Desktop now set up to run KDE.
For system defaults, remove /root/.Xclients

[root@localhost root]# switchdesk gnome
Red Hat Linux switchdesk 4.0
Copyright (C) 1999-2004 Red Hat, Inc
Redistributable under the terms of the GNU General Public License
Desktop now set up to run GNOME.
For system defaults, remove /root/.Xclients

Any idea what Im doing wrong ?
Using FC2.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 12:47 AM   #5
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You need to restart your X window so that it can load into the desktop you assigned.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 09:44 AM   #6
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Why wouldn't you just choose your window manager from the login screen?
 
Old 11-16-2004, 09:55 AM   #7
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ye why wouldnt you just do it from the login manager before you login
 
Old 11-17-2004, 01:03 AM   #8
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Yes. The only I got it to work was when I switched session. I thought I could change when Im in one desktop mode.
 
  


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