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Old 05-18-2010, 10:10 AM   #1
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(help) my kde has changed to gnome


I'm using backtrack 4 distro,
I've problem with my desktop, backtrack originally used kde as desktop.
I've added packet from add/remove packet program from my system, but after restarting my computer then enter #startx as user, the desktop changed to gnome. I can access kde from gnome terminal with /opt/kde3/bin/startkde .

but i want change it back to kde after login with startx

what should I do to solve it????
 
Old 05-18-2010, 04:15 PM   #2
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Hmm, isn't Backtrack originally Slackware based? If so, (or even if not), you could try running xwmconfig.

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Old 05-18-2010, 04:53 PM   #3
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Um, backtrack isn't really designed to be a desktop installation but a specialty distro used for penetration testing. It is not designed for beginners.

Having said that, you can change desktop environments the same way you would with any other distro. A quick google search nets several good links.

EDIT: @mostlyharmless: Backtrack was originally Ubuntu-based; since version 4 it is Debian-based.

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Old 05-18-2010, 04:57 PM   #4
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OK, saw some conflicting info about that out there, thanks.
 
Old 05-19-2010, 08:21 AM   #5
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Correction.

Backtrack was based on slackware until version 3. It became debian/ubuntu based on version 4.
Have a look at the distro's characteristics on dw. Its packages are .tar.gz based until v3 and .deb based on v4.
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=backtrack

Having said all that... i originally thought you cant install anything on backtrack, so how did you end up with gnome?
 
Old 05-19-2010, 11:23 AM   #6
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thanks for the advise..

I've solved this problem
I reconfigured my gdm also reinstall kdm
then change ownership file .ITCauthority

$sudo chown username:username /home/username/.ITCauthority

now I can run kde or gnome separately
 
  


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