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Old 02-03-2009, 06:40 AM   #1
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GNOME + KDE Simultaneously!


Hi everybody!

I wonder if it is possible to have 2 GUI's on the same Debian Installation, and could be able to select one of them each time I turn on my computer...

For example, after a minimal installation:
# apt-get install gdm gnome-core xorg gnome-volume-manager ... e.t.c
installs GNOME and my preferable GNOME apps.

Now, (having already install GNOME) If i give:
# apt-get install kdm kde ... e.t.c
to install KDE also, Would it cause any problems ?

Thank you ...
Vas!
 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:42 AM   #2
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yes, you can have them two and more installed at the same time, and when logging in, chose which DM you want to use
 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:42 AM   #3
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this should work.
only thing, you have to choose between gdm or kdm as loginscreen.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:44 AM   #4
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I used to do that but now have settled for Gnome. Not intending any flame wars for Gnome vs KDE.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 07:17 AM   #5
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I used to do that but now have settled for Gnome. Not intending any flame wars for Gnome vs KDE.
Thank you guys! I'll give it a try ...
No , linuxlover not at all! I'm not intending to initiate any wars in matters of purely preference! I love linux, and our community over all, I'm a peaceful guy, and the only reason I ask is because I prefer some apps from KDE (like Amarok for example) and others from GNOME. But before I try something that could cause my system to cramp, It is good to have an opinion from the experts

Thanks again..
Vas
 
Old 02-03-2009, 11:07 PM   #6
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Thank you guys! I'll give it a try ...
No , linuxlover not at all! I'm not intending to initiate any wars in matters of purely preference! I love linux, and our community over all, I'm a peaceful guy, and the only reason I ask is because I prefer some apps from KDE (like Amarok for example) and others from GNOME. But before I try something that could cause my system to cramp, It is good to have an opinion from the experts

Thanks again..
Vas
I know you are not intending any flame wars. I was explaining my side.
PS: I am not an expert.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 07:06 AM   #7
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As someone already pointed out, if you have both DE's installed, you can select either one when you login under xdm, gdm, or kdm. In fact, you could also include XFCE, Fluxbox, and several others.

As far as the difference between gdm and kdm, either one can start any DE. They are both enhancements to the more generic xdm which is part of X.

You don't necessarily have to login using KDM to run KDM apps, or GNOME to run GNOME apps. As long as the dependent libraries are installed they will happily run one another's apps, as will any other DE or WM.

It's all about choice. Choose the *DM you like, the DE or WM that you like, the apps you like, and the distro you like. In most cases you can mix and match.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 07:38 AM   #8
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You don't necessarily have to login using KDM to run KDM apps, or GNOME to run GNOME apps. As long as the dependent libraries are installed they will happily run one another's apps, as will any other DE or WM...
Yes, I already have read a similar post, here, yesterday...
It appears that with linux, you have complete freedom on everything!

Still, there are a couple of things that puzzle me, so I haven't try anything yet!

1) Do some kde libraries have any conflicting problems with the respective gnome libraries?

2) I've created a very customized gnome environment that took me hours to build. On this environment I have installed some applications.

If i install kde, I wouldn't like these apps to appear on my kde environment and vice versa. I wouldn't like kde apps to appear on my gnome environment. In other words I would prefer to have two different environments (customized) , so each one of them has loaded it's own apps. Is this what will happen if i follow your advice guys?

Vas!

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