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davejjj 10-21-2011 09:55 PM

KDE and/or Gnome?
 
If both KDE and Gnome are installed how are they selected and how do you tell them apart? Thanks!

Cultist 10-21-2011 10:06 PM

depends on the distro. On slackware, you'd go into the console and enter xwmconfig to bring up a menu to select the desktop environment you want. Others will have a little selector at their login screen. Yet others may have something else.

fukawi1 10-21-2011 10:13 PM

Most probably listed under "session" in your login manager ie: gdm/kdm/slim/etc.

Telling them apart is quite obvious once you use them both...

If you want more help than that, read this, and try asking again.

looop 10-22-2011 02:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Cultist (Post 4504894)
depends on the distro. On slackware, you'd go into the console and enter xwmconfig to bring up a menu to select the desktop environment you want. Others will have a little selector at their login screen. Yet others may have something else.

Actually if you boot in to runlevel 3 / runlevel 4 (can't remember which it is) on slackware and get the login screen from KDE or GNOME, you can choose which DE or WM you want to use

MTK358 10-22-2011 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by davejjj (Post 4504890)
If both KDE and Gnome are installed how are they selected and how do you tell them apart? Thanks!

If you use a GUI login manager, it should let you choose.

If you manually start X from the command line, GNOME and KDE have their own commands used to start them ("gnome-session" and "startkde").


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