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Old 07-24-2008, 04:38 AM   #1
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Red face Switching from Gnome to KDE on Fedora 9 (Howto)


Dear Friends,

I recently installed Fedora 9 (GNOME) on my laptop and I downloaded and install KDE Desktop, having installed KDE, I started seeing KDE applications in my menus but the problem is I don't seem to understand how to switch from Gnome to KDE. Could anyone please show me how.

Thanks for any help.

M. Sheriff
 
Old 07-24-2008, 04:39 AM   #2
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On your logon screen, look for a Sessions menu, click it and choose KDE as your desktop.
 
Old 07-25-2008, 04:42 AM   #3
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Thank you XavierP, but right now my Fedora box isn't here with me, i left it at home am using WinXP in the office. I'll try it when I get home.

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If I do that, would KDE remain as my default desktop?
 
Old 07-25-2008, 05:28 AM   #4
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On my fedora 8 installation the session selector gives the opportunity to set the default desktop
 
Old 07-26-2008, 02:32 AM   #5
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If you wish to go the whole way do this:

create /etc/sysconfig/desktop and put in the first line at least...

DESKTOP="KDE" # makes default desktop KDE
DISPLAYMANAGER=KDE # makes default DM - KDM on next restart
 
Old 07-28-2008, 06:25 AM   #6
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Question I'm stil having issues

The thing is, each time I type 'startkde &' it switches to KDE but I still see GNOME Panels i.e. top and bottom panels, and it's only for that session whenever I restart the machine it goes back to GNOME.
 
Old 07-28-2008, 06:31 AM   #7
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At the login screen, once you enter the username, you should be able to select kde from the session menu. It doesn't appear before the username iirc
 
Old 07-30-2008, 01:15 PM   #8
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Thank you billymayday, after typing my password at the logon screen, it doesn't show me anything like "Session", it just logs me on.
 
Old 07-30-2008, 01:45 PM   #9
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On the same screen as where you login - http://linuxscreenshots.org/screenshots/8/115/ - before you put in your password, click the Sessions (the word itself is a shortcut). When clicked, select the desktop you would like to use. Once you have closed the menu, login.
 
Old 07-31-2008, 06:22 AM   #10
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Thanks XavierP, but my case is quite different from the screen shots you pointed... am using Fedora 9.
 
Old 07-31-2008, 06:26 AM   #11
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Please note that you make the selection after entering the username but before you enter the password. This is what I said originally.
 
Old 07-31-2008, 12:53 PM   #12
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http://gnuman.com/screenshots.html?page=inline&id=526 - does it look like that? If so, it's exactly the same, except the word Sessions is at the bottom of the screen.
 
Old 08-04-2008, 02:54 PM   #13
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XavierP, you're tha MAN! I really, really am grateful... Thank you (everyone that has contributed to this thread). What more can I say? Thanks a bunch.
 
Old 08-05-2008, 02:25 AM   #14
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use switchdesk command.
More details in: http://linuxadminzone.blogspot.com/2...-in-linux.html
 
  


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