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Old 05-19-2003, 01:46 PM   #1
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Kde....


I hate KDE I HATE IT soo much it hurts me to look at it

I cant seem to log back into gnome...

I used desktop switching tool

and got to kde and I REALLY REALLY dont like it

I want to use gnome

when I use the switching tool it wont let me go back to gnome...

it says it has been switched log out of X and restart it to log into gnome but it just starts kde again what is the problem here?


imediate help would be greatly appreciated

distro=redhat 7.3
 
Old 05-19-2003, 02:04 PM   #2
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Insert 'startgnome' to your .xinitrc (file in your home directory, if you don't have it - create it).
 
Old 05-19-2003, 04:05 PM   #3
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I am doing somthing wrong because I added the file to home logged in as a user the file format I used was a text file
I called it .xinitrc and then opened it and type startgnome in it then saved and rebooted and I still get KDE do I have to add the fiel as root?

if so the file must already be there because it wouldent let me create a new file called xinitrc it made a no sign then it dissapeard I cans till use gnome as root and I dont know how to show the hidden files in gnome...

if I knew how mabey I could handle this problem lol...

I hate KDE why does it suck sooo very bad?
 
Old 05-20-2003, 02:51 PM   #4
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I am really sorry to double post but ummm I still need some help......
 
Old 05-20-2003, 10:31 PM   #5
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I'm also hoping someone could help you since I would also like to know how to do this. My boot always starts off with KDE when I really want to go straight to Gnome and stay there..

Marcos
 
Old 05-20-2003, 10:41 PM   #6
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Try redhats 'switchdesk' utility.
 
Old 05-21-2003, 12:38 AM   #7
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hi,
startkde works on my redhat ,but switchdesk does not.on switchdesk,if i click on switch desk to kde,it will show that the system is set to run kde on my restart,and after restart,nothing happens.
i created .xinitrc,and typed startgnome,and after i had tried switchdesk again,this file changed into .xinitrc.switchdesk
what is happening??
 
Old 05-21-2003, 04:08 AM   #8
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sorry for posting again.plz some one help me out
 
Old 05-21-2003, 10:50 AM   #9
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I don't know how to do it in Red hat, but I just figured it out in Mandrake 9.1 last night (I used to use KDM before...now I boot in console instead).

in Mandrake you can either edit the .desktop file in your home directory or you can use a command like: 'startx Gnome' or 'startx icewm'...whereas startx by itself will load a default (KDE in mine...but I switched it to blackbox).

Also, in Mandrake 9.1, you can run /usr/sbin/chksession -l to see which window managers are installed (and can be called by a startx option).

I don't know if the same stuff is in Red hat, but you can always try it.
 
  


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