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Old 07-01-2002, 09:21 PM   #1
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from Gnome to KDE


How to switch desktop environment form Gnome to KDE in mandrake 8.2.
 
Old 07-02-2002, 12:04 PM   #2
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If you have a graphical login interface you normally have the ability there to choose that desktop environment to run when you log in.

At least I know this works with the GNOME login interface and the KDE login interface.
 
Old 07-02-2002, 09:54 PM   #3
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...but what if I wanted it to be autologin

Thanks for the reply. Your solution only works if I did not select the autologin. I want my box to automatically log in into KDE. Currently it's automatically log in into Gnome. I already tried to change the
/etc/config/desktop to DESKTOP=KDE but it dosen't work
 
Old 07-03-2002, 02:11 AM   #4
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go to your home directory and then follow these steps:
1.) at the command prompt, type: ls -a
2.) see if there is a .xinitrc file there (please make sure there's a dot in front of the file name)
3.) if it's not there, create the file. if it's there, use your favorite text editor to open it.
4.) if you created a new file, type "startkde" without the inverted commas. save the file and then restart your X session.
5.) if you opened an existing file, comment out all the lines (by putting a # in front of each line). then at the end, type "startkde" without the inverted commas. save the file and then restart your X session. note: do not comment out the line with the command "startkde".

this should let you use kde every time you start your X session.

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