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Old 04-03-2009, 01:40 AM   #1
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Post Fedora 9 Can't see KDE & XFCE


Hi....
I have recently installed Fedora 9 on my laptop. While Installing , I keenly selected ALL PACKAGES and ALL OPTIONS in packages. I also Installed GNOME , KDE and XFCE.
But when I boot , it doesn't prompt me to choose Desktop for GNOME or KDE or XfCe on login screen. It directly boots into GNOME only.
Anybody knows , how can I use KDE or XFCE without reinstalling Fedora?? (as KDE and XFCE and necessary packages are already installed.)
Which file i need to modify so that it will prompt me to choose Desktops on login screen????
 
Old 04-03-2009, 01:57 AM   #2
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I can't recall exactly where the option is, but are you saying that you do know where to switch window managers and the kde/xfce options aren't there, or you can't see where to select which window manager to use?
 
Old 04-03-2009, 02:27 AM   #3
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hi billymayday..
thnx for quick reply...
here I don't know how to switch desktops...also one of my friend installed same fedora 9 with same options , but he can see OPTIONS to Choose desktop on his login screen. But I can't see it on my login screen.
I guess there must be some file which I can modify so that these options will appear. BUT I DONT KNOW WHICH FILE TO MODIFY
can you help ?
 
Old 04-03-2009, 02:51 AM   #4
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I think you'll see an option called "sessions" at the bottom of the logon screen (I checked on CentOS not Fedora)
 
Old 04-03-2009, 08:24 AM   #5
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The option "Sessions" is visible after clicking
( or writing ) your name.

With no 'user name' entered, the 'option bar' is blank.

.....
 
Old 04-03-2009, 03:21 PM   #6
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I've had issues where I needed to install the "switchdesk" package before I was prompted at the login screen. Do a

#yum install switchdesk
and then logout and see if it you get the choice
 
Old 04-06-2009, 01:02 AM   #7
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yeah , its working....now i see the 'options' but only GMOME/KDE ...still xfce not appearing...but its ok....n thnx to all...
 
Old 04-06-2009, 01:52 AM   #8
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I have a funny feeling that I may have encountered this issue - it seems that Fedora may not install everything you thought is should.

Try

yum grouplist

then

yum groupinstall "relevant group package name"
 
Old 04-06-2009, 10:42 AM   #9
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jrk007, maybe like billymayday suggested just make one final check to see if you have all the components of xfce installed and do a

#yum groupinstall "XFCE-4.4"

I have this working on Fedora 10
 
Old 04-07-2009, 12:05 AM   #10
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well, I tried "yum groupinstall xfce" but it says no package found...however I'm sure , i had 'checked' xfce all packages while installing fedora...
 
Old 04-07-2009, 07:42 AM   #11
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I gave a very specific instruction

yum grouplist

to fine the correct name
 
  


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