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Old 11-26-2008, 02:36 AM   #1
miazza
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Post Default Desktop.


Hello to everybody for my first post in the forum.

I'm really a newby in Linux but normally I learn very quikly.

I have installed KDE in UBUNTU and I find it very nice.
Anyhow I found it a bit heavier of original UBUNTU one.

How can I come back or simply switch the two ?

Thanks

miazza
 
Old 11-26-2008, 03:37 AM   #2
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You can switch between the two. On the page where you sign in - where you put your username and password there is an icon where you can choose Session Type - either Gnome or KDE.
 
Old 11-26-2008, 07:53 AM   #3
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You can switch between the two. On the page where you sign in - where you put your username and password there is an icon where you can choose Session Type - either Gnome or KDE.
Thanks for the assistance.
So the Gnome is the Default UBUNTU Interface ?

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Old 11-26-2008, 08:04 AM   #4
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Gnome = default wm

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So the Gnome is the Default UBUNTU Interface ?
Hi miazza,

yes Gnome is the default on UBUNTU
as kde is on KUBUNTU (KDE-Flavour of UBUNTU)
and xfce is on XUBUNTU.

I think when they started UBUNTU gnome was the(ir)
first choice (only guessing that)

/J
 
Old 11-26-2008, 08:07 AM   #5
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You can switch between the two. On the page where you sign in - where you put your username and password there is an icon where you can choose Session Type - either Gnome or KDE.
I think just hitting [f10] will do the same (pop up a selection) .

Or is it just GDM-specific?

/J
 
Old 11-26-2008, 01:02 PM   #6
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Hi miazza,

yes Gnome is the default on UBUNTU
as kde is on KUBUNTU (KDE-Flavour of UBUNTU)
and xfce is on XUBUNTU.

I think when they started UBUNTU gnome was the(ir)
first choice (only guessing that)

/J
Thanks a lot.

miazza
 
Old 11-28-2008, 05:59 PM   #7
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OK. I tried to switch back to Gnome and indeed it works.
Anyhow I have a couple of minor problems:

First is that I need to reconfigure may desktop because all the links I've don in KDE are messed up in Gnome. No problem I need 10 seconds to re arrange them.

Second, I've noted that when I want to switch off, the off selection is not anymore available in Gnome.
I need to change session/user, switch back again to KDE and then I have access to the switch-off button.

Is this normal ?

Thanks

miazza
 
Old 12-02-2008, 06:43 AM   #8
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Hi miazza,

when doing google I found this link:
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ubu...n-kubuntu.html
It's your problem the other way 'round. Maybe a

Code:
dpkg-reconfigure gdm
or

Code:
dpkg-reconfigure gnome-desktop
will do the job.

/J
 
Old 12-02-2008, 11:40 AM   #9
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Hi miazza,

when doing google I found this link:
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ubu...n-kubuntu.html
It's your problem the other way 'round. Maybe a

Code:
dpkg-reconfigure gdm
or

Code:
dpkg-reconfigure gnome-desktop
will do the job.

/J
Yes. This is exactly what happened to me (the other way 'round). i will try.

Thanks

miazza
 
Old 12-03-2008, 04:01 PM   #10
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Hi,

now that I'm home:

only root can do that, so you have to become root, by:
Code:
su - root
or just:
Code:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm
Kind regards,
Jan
 
  


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