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If you installed the DVD, you have Kde (Gnome is the default).
Aftrer you turn on the computer and get to the login screen, there should be a button to click on, which will give you a menu of desktop envireronments to select.
Use the arrow keys (up or down) to selece Kde, then press <enter>.
That's the problem, kde wasn't among the desktop environments. I did check some commands like kate, kwrite, they aren't there, kde wasn't installed on fedora! Then I'd like to know how to install it from DVD . Is that possible?
Last edited by marciobarbalho; 01-15-2008 at 07:45 PM.
OK. I'm not familiar with Fedora. Does Fedora include apt (or apt-get), the Debiian application contributed to the Deb community by Connectiva? If yes, then research the repostories and add those you need to /etc/apt/sources.list. Then 'apt-get install <filename>', where <filename> is the name of the Kde file to install.
You may give the names in sequence: apt-get install <filename1> <filename2> <filename3>, etc. Apt will take care of depencencies.
Last edited by bigrigdriver; 01-15-2008 at 07:49 PM.
Sure. What you want is a "group" of packages to be installed, like 'rpm' with the "-g" switch (see /usr/share/doc/rpm-.*/GROUPS for group names). With yum layered on top of RPM you can do 'yum grouplist' to see what groups are available. As you'll see there's one called "KDE Desktop Environment" (unlike with .*lackware these groups are efficiently named. Say if I want CUPS I'll select Printing, not having to look in all of a, aa, xxx, sos or whatever its name), so doing 'yum groupinstall "KDE Desktop Environment"' (watch the double quotes) should get you KDE. If you didn't install Xorg/X11 you'll make that 'yum groupinstall "KDE Desktop Environment" "X Window System"'.