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Install Gnome (You can keep KDE installed) then do the following to change your display manager from KDM to GDM
After you install the GDM packages, you can change the default display
manager to gdm by doing the following:
open a konsole type:
Verify, towards the top it reads: DISPLAYMANAGER="kdm"
If it does, then open a konqurer window as root:
Kmenu --> System --> File Manager --> File Manager (Super User Mode)
By typing su, typing in root password then running konqueror --profile
and modifying the /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager file and changing the kdm
There is also a GUI way to do this using "YaST". Open YaST, put in your
Root password, Click System, click "/etc/sysconfig", Expand Desktop,
Expand DisplayManager and the first option is the one you want to change.
KDE does not like changes. My Linux 10 treated me like an unwelcome intruder after i tried switching desktops.
I am having my hard drive reformated again this week to get rid of my problems with windows.
Since I know that I already do not like the KDE desktop I will take my chances with Gnome. Thank you very much for your input.
Did you Install the Gnome packages from YaST2? Did you try to un-install the KDE packages? You shouldn't have any problems really. I ran a setup with KDE + Gnome together on SuSE 10 without a problem (and I installed KDE first).
I had problems with things I never touched in there EclipseAgent and I still keep getting the KDE desktop. Changing from KDE to Gnome caused the " turn of computer " to only display " log out ". Every start-up requires a user name and password now. I'll be OK come Wednesday when I reinstall SUSE Linux 10.
I really do not know how this system works and I am only getting into all kinds of trouble with it.
let me put it this way my computer has seen more installation time than it has seen time running.of course as it does not contain any nesscary daa that i haven't backed up then i can reformat the rive once or twice a week to try a different distro.
Last edited by lostn1slinux; 12-12-2005 at 01:55 PM.