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Old 04-01-2004, 04:01 PM   #1
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KDE to GNOME


how do i change from kde to gnome from the command line?

as of right now i log in with my username and password then i type in "startX" and it automatically defaults to kde is there a way that i can get to gnome or other GUI for that matter from the command line. remember i dont want the GUI way of changing seeing as i am trying to become mor familiar with the command line and not the GUI just wondering

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Old 04-01-2004, 04:05 PM   #2
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It would help if you told us what your distro is.

You should have 'switchdesk' on your system. Just run it and choose whichever desktop you want to use.

(if you run Slackware - at the command line (as root, of course) type in 'xwmconfig' and choose kde)
 
Old 04-01-2004, 04:25 PM   #3
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sorry i use MDK 9.2
 
Old 04-01-2004, 04:29 PM   #4
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You should be able to do this from the control center (or centre ) - unfortunately, I use neither Gnome nor Mdk, so can't really be more specific.

Try the switchdesk command.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 04:30 PM   #5
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i tryed both these xwmconfig and switchdesk and they both say bad command or something like that

i type 'su'
then the password
and then i typed 'xwmconfig'
and 'switchdesk'

both dont work maybe it is just me i am a newb so i dont nkow
 
Old 04-01-2004, 04:33 PM   #6
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Well, xwmconfig is a Slackware command (afaik), so it wouldn't work. Do you have KDE installed on your system?

BTW, there is no shame in doing things via the gui - you can always switch to cli by using ctl-alt-F1,2,3,4,etc. I use the gui all the time
 
Old 04-01-2004, 04:39 PM   #7
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yea by default i go into the kde

but it is more fun knowing that i know the comand line
 
Old 04-01-2004, 05:37 PM   #8
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isn't it startkde or startgdm?
 
  


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