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Old 09-28-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
The Karl
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Question about desktop environment


Im wondering some stuff about the desktop environment. I use Fedora 11.

When I get to the login screen it looks very gnomeish, so I guess that it is handled by gnome? I dont really like the gnome look so I wanted to change that. When I log in I use fluxbox and if I run
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systemsettings
from the terminal the KDE settings manager appears.I tried to change the theme of the login screen from there, but nothing happened.

I dont know how this works, but I started to wonder if my system is running in a gnome environment and that fluxbox is running on top of that.

So I guess my questions are:
  • How do I change the login screen to a kde themed one
  • Is my system handled by gnome and fluxbox is just acting as a window manager?
 
Old 09-28-2009, 05:52 PM   #2
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The display manager is configured in /etc/X11/default-display-manager
 
Old 09-28-2009, 06:12 PM   #3
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hmm. I dont have something called default-display-manager in that folder. I looked around and found a file called Xsession in /etc/X11/xdm/, but I dont dare change anything there:P I dont understand how it works...

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Is my display manager set to gnome? How can I check that?
 
Old 09-28-2009, 06:40 PM   #4
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If you have more than one DM installed, you should find a menu on the login screen that allows you to choose which one to run. Typically, it will default to your choice (including the login screen) in future logins until you change it again.

Hope this helps
 
Old 09-28-2009, 06:44 PM   #5
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If you have more than one DM installed, you should find a menu on the login screen that allows you to choose which one to run. Typically, it will default to your choice (including the login screen) in future logins until you change it again.

Hope this helps
Yes I have that menu and I use it to choose session. It sets the last session to default so fluxbox is usually default when I login. The login screen is, however, always the same
 
Old 09-28-2009, 07:11 PM   #6
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Maybe only gdm is installed. You could install kdm, I think that's the name) of the KDE equivalent of gdm.
 
Old 09-28-2009, 07:37 PM   #7
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Yes. It's kdm, however I don't know the current status of kdm for kde 4.x (and I don't know either if the OP is using kde 4.x or 3.x so...). Other choices are slim, xdm or entrance. How to configure them as the default login manager in fedora, I don't know. Maybe it's some setting in a control panel maybe you have to manually edit some file in /etc. In any case, you first need to install kdm to be able to use it, if it's not already installed.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 07:07 AM   #8
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thanks guys! I solved it. Kdm was installed but gdm was set as default.

To fix it I changed the file prefdm in /etc/X11. It turns out I'm missing /etc/sysconfig/desktop in which it looks for the preferred dm. Instead it falls back on gdm. So I just changed that to kdm

I just found a post on another forum that says its possible to change to kdm with 'dpkg-reconfigure kdm'. but I haven't tried that. It seems to work my way too

Last edited by The Karl; 09-29-2009 at 07:08 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 09-29-2009, 07:34 AM   #9
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dpkg-reconfigure is a debian command and it will not work for you as you use Fedora.
 
  


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