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Old 09-03-2003, 05:30 PM   #1
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Programs Crashing.




I installed Mandrake 9.1 Gnome/KDE today for the first time and was exploring the various applications. A few of them crashed soon as I clicked on their menu bar, a few eg., are Korganizer and Kbattleships(Game) I could never get them to work. Later there were several bomb icons in my user directory ? Can I predict in advance that a program will not work ? How can this be solved ? Thanks.

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Old 09-03-2003, 05:40 PM   #2
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for those, make sure u are in kde and that you have all the packages needed to play them

try running them in konsole or teminal by typing their names and see what messages u get
 
Old 09-03-2003, 05:53 PM   #3
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How can I change from Gnome to KDE ? Thanks.

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Old 09-03-2003, 05:56 PM   #4
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That definately doesn't sound right. Dodgy hardware? Bad/corrupted install?
 
Old 09-03-2003, 06:16 PM   #5
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hmm, i've actually been wondering how to easily change from gnome to kde easily myself, but try this command:
start kde or startkde or startx kde (i think the first one works)

also, do a whereis .xinitrc and find out where that file is (or search these forums) and edit that file, changing exec gnome or start gnome to exec kde or start kde
 
Old 09-03-2003, 09:52 PM   #6
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In Mandrake, you should be able to switch from Gnome to KDE graphically. Just logout of gnome, you'll be prompted with the login (kdm) graphical screen. At the bottom of that you can select which graphical environment to load. It will have a list of all that you have installed from the Mandrake CD (KDE, Gnome, IceWM, blackbox, etc.).

Also, you can use the Mandrake control center to decide which environment to load automatically (or select not to use autologin to be able to select one each time). I'm not in Mandrake right now,so I'm not sure, but I think it is under "boot" (or something similar) in the Mandrake control center.
 
  


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