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Old 05-27-2006, 03:45 AM   #1
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GNOME to KDE


Is there a way i can change my DE from GNOME to KDE and KDE to GNOME in FC5?
 
Old 05-27-2006, 07:07 AM   #2
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Assuming you have KDE installed, there should be a button on the login screen that says "Select session" or something similar (I can't remember the exact wording for GDM) and you can click it and choose your default window manager/desktop environment.
 
Old 05-27-2006, 08:00 AM   #3
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I'm using GNOME right now. I've done that but there is no KDE session. Do i have to install the KDE ?
 
Old 05-27-2006, 08:13 AM   #4
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Yes, I would think it suggests that you need to install KDE.
 
Old 05-27-2006, 06:12 PM   #5
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I've just updated my kernel to 2.6.16-1.2122_FC5.
I've tried to install KDE but there's a problem. It stated:

Code:
[root@localhost /]# yum install kde
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
core                                                                 [1/3]
core                      100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
updates                                                              [2/3]
updates                   100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
extras                                                               [3/3]
extras                    100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz            100% |=========================| 1.2 MB    00:22
extras    : ################################################## 3370/3370
Added 20 new packages, deleted 2 old in 7.70 seconds
Parsing package install arguments
No Match for argument: kde
Nothing to do

Last edited by jojojo; 05-27-2006 at 06:16 PM.
 
Old 05-27-2006, 09:40 PM   #6
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If you have the install CD, then you can install from there most likely.

KDE comes in an expansive set of packages, which have to be installed appropriately so the OS's configuration knows that KDE has been installed.

Then you can try logging out and selecting an environment.
 
Old 05-27-2006, 10:35 PM   #7
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installing KDE in FC5

If you don't have a cd, you can use "yum groupinstall". Try "yum grouplist" to see available groups.
 
Old 05-27-2006, 11:41 PM   #8
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Open up the graphical package manager (i think its called Pirut, but it is listed in the menu as Add/Remove Software). Select "Desktops" and select KDE for installation.

You can then select between Gnome and KDE on login, just click the "Session" button on the login screen. It will prompt you if you want to change the default or not.

Alternatively, use YUM (or Pirut) to install "switchdesk". Then you can change you default desktop using "switchdesk kde" or "switchdesk gnome". You can still choose one or the other on login though.

I hope this helps
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