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Old 03-16-2006, 01:08 AM   #1
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PCLOS KDE to Gnome?


I've got another install of PCLOS and since my Ubuntu seems to be going nowhere, I thought I'd try and work on PSLOS a bit. How do I get the GUI to gnome instead of KDE? I already used Synaptic to download and install the packages necessary. Either way, its late and any insight woudl be appreciated.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 02:30 AM   #2
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If you log out of KDE, you should see a login manager. Enter your username, password and the session you wish to run.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 10:06 AM   #3
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Didn't see the session thing down there.

Gnome doesn't seem to like to load. I get a couple errors and the desktop icon's are all screwed up. I guess I'll just have to stick with KDE for PCLOS, and keep working on getting Ubuntu to work right.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 12:51 PM   #4
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Gnome works just fine in PCLOS. Double check that you have all of the Gnome2 files you need. Keep in mind though that PCLOS is primarily a KDE distro.

Open Synaptic and use search to find gnome2, select this and it will add the dependencies and then apply. You will have gnome.

Try looking through the wiki:
PCLinuxOS New User Guide: The PCLinuxOS New User Guide Wiki
http://www.pclinuxonline.com/wiki/HomePage

Or the Official PCLinuxOS forum:
PCLinuxOS
http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php

Just saw your thread in the PCLOS forum. Did you get the problems worked out?
 
Old 03-16-2006, 01:10 PM   #5
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Ok I just installed Gnome. It loads and runs just fine. The only thing I see is that the icons are way to big, but that is a Gnome thing.

There is a way to change the icon size but I am not really familiar with Gnome. I prefer KDE or IceWM.


Seems this is the way to change icon sizes in Gnome:
Applications->Desktop Preferences->File Management Preferences.

Under the "Icon View Defaults"

Last edited by craigevil; 03-16-2006 at 01:12 PM.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 11:43 PM   #6
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I've not played with it again, I did get it to load and all that. I thought I clicked all the dependencies in Synaptic. I'm getting more comfortable with all of this stuff. Ironically, I'm helping a friend install Windows at the moment O_O!. He's a redneck from the south..no converting this one. Sorry
 
  


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