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Old 10-06-2009, 01:08 PM   #1
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How to install Fedora 11 with KDE and Gnome


I've heard of switchdesk, but I think I also heard that you have to install Fedora with both of them from the start. I've installed Fedora with KDE. I'm totally open to reinstalling the OS if I need to, to get both KDE and Gnome installed, but how do I go about doing this?

Basically, I want the following:
Gnome and KDE with switchdesk on Fedora 11 64bit.

I have currently:
Fedora 11 64bit with KDE.

Thanks,
Chunky
 
Old 10-06-2009, 01:48 PM   #2
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You don't need to reinstall the system. You can do a group install through Yum (yum in cli). Just do:
Code:
yum groupinstall "groupname"
where groupname can be gnome, or kde. Do not forget the quotes!

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Old 10-06-2009, 01:49 PM   #3
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I'm not really sure about this but I'd search Yast for a desktop manager gdm (?). Install that first and then I'd install gnome.

I think gdm is the program that lets you choose your window manager.

I don't really know yast but there should be some way to search for desktop managers and for window managers.
 
Old 10-06-2009, 01:51 PM   #4
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here is a good link for you:
http://fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=25880

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Old 10-06-2009, 02:02 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Chunky77 View Post
I've heard of switchdesk, but I think I also heard that you have to install Fedora with both of them from the start. I've installed Fedora with KDE. I'm totally open to reinstalling the OS if I need to, to get both KDE and Gnome installed, but how do I go about doing this?

Basically, I want the following:
Gnome and KDE with switchdesk on Fedora 11 64bit.

I have currently:
Fedora 11 64bit with KDE.

Thanks,
Chunky
It does not matter if you install KDE or GNOME first.
After wards you can install any other GUI you like to install
The easy way to do so use you're package manager .
Depending on with version of Fedora use deskstop Gnome or Gnome desktop
as search argument if you like to install GNOME as the second desktop
A other think disable the autologin so can change the desktop at login
 
Old 10-06-2009, 04:48 PM   #6
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What's the group I need to install to install Gnome? I tried "Gnome" and got nothing. I tried "Gnome Desktop Enviornment" to no success either.
 
Old 10-06-2009, 11:18 PM   #7
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you might want to read the manual pages for yum
Code:
man yum
-- and the help --
yum --help
but for installing Gnome from KDE
Code:
yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"
 
  


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