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what about a ~/.xinitrc file, do you have one of those? (the ~/ means your /home/<user> directory, btw, and the dot in front of the file means it's "hidden").
>had that one on screen too long.
anyway, i thought it might be ~/.xinitrc, but i just checked my debian box, and ~/.xsession is the file that used to automatically start my gui there, while ~/.xinitrc is on my slackware box, and doesn't start X automatically but needs startx. so if you have ~/.xsession, just comment out any line starting KDE, and add a line to start gnome, probably something like:
# exec KDE
if you don't have that file, KDE might be starting some other way, e.g., through a session manager, but i don't use either one of those or KDE, so someone else will have to chime in with info on how to change that. gl
Last edited by synaptical; 02-05-2004 at 07:28 PM.
Thanks. What you suggested worked - but it turned out suse didn't install gnome after all (I thought I saw gnome packages during the installation). I reinstalled suse and made sure to include gnome this time around, and also to not bypass the login screen. Now I can choose sessions right at the prompt. Anyhow, thanks. At least I know something I didn't before.