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Old 11-14-2001, 04:46 AM   #1
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Exclamation How to change default desktop environment????


Hi,
I was running KDE as my default desktop environment, but then I heard of this new Ximian Gnome and installed it and made it default. Now, I want to make KDE default again, but I can't find any way.
Please help
 
Old 11-14-2001, 07:17 AM   #2
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you should have 'swtichdesk' installed, if not you can edit your .Xclient file by hand
 
Old 11-14-2001, 03:54 PM   #3
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i don't think you want to try 'swtichdesk' but acid mistyped and meant 'switchdesk' i am sure, cause 'swtichdesk' won't do anything for you if you tried that.
 
Old 11-14-2001, 08:17 PM   #4
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Exclamation still not working

switchdesk didn't help. after i change to kde in switchdesk, it says it needs to restart Xserver and when i restart x, it goes back to the ximian gnome login screen. well, i can choose kde from the gnome login screen, but i wanted to make kde default so that i don't need to do that everytime i login.
please help.....
 
Old 11-14-2001, 08:46 PM   #5
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At the console prompt type xwmconfig, it should be there and you can easily change the default via option menu.
 
Old 11-15-2001, 02:03 AM   #6
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couldn't try that. it says xwmconfig command not found.
 
Old 11-15-2001, 04:57 AM   #7
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Create a file in your home directory called .xinitrc containing this line and this line only:

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exec startkde
If you use a GUI log in use .xsession instead of .xinitrc
 
Old 11-15-2001, 02:14 PM   #8
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change your default desktop by editing this file for or within redhat... /etc/system/desktop
 
  


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