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Old 01-17-2010, 07:31 PM   #1
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Changing Sessions without reboot: Is there a way?

I was wonding if there was a way to change from Gnome to KDE without rebooting.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:44 PM   #2
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Log out, change session, log back in?
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Log in as a different user---then you can switch from Gnome to KDE and back by just using ctrl-alt-F7,F8,F9,etc.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:29 PM   #4
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What is this sessions thing doing here?: I never thought about it.

I always thought that when you installed Linux you had to chose either desktop because it was installed with the O.S from the behavior of the way the live disks work.Dah! I had wine crash and I was messing around with the F buttons to see if I didn't have to reboot and when I did reboot KDE was loaded . Why do people make such a big deal out of which desktop you use when you can change it so easily? When I first tried Gnome I was pleasantly surprised by its lay out especially with everything but the web page Icons at the top. I hear KDE people passionately talk about it when it looks and behaves to me like it was created to attract windows users. KDE is esthetically pleasing but not logical in my approach.No offense but that is my impression. It's just a measure of how much I relate to Gnome. Gnome is as good as horseradish mustard and then some. Thanks a lot for the reply. I tried it with out logging out and it didn't work.
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