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Old 01-12-2009, 06:12 AM   #1
priceey
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Selecting different desktops


Hello peeps

I have a question for you all about changing desktops.

At the moment I am running FC10 on a very old laptop, and I would like to try some different window managers.

At the moment I am running gnome, but I want to try some other managers, like xfce, kde etc etc in the hope of making the laptop run faster.

Now, I can hear a big sigh from you all, but please don't shout at me!

I have installed a few window managers on the machine, but I can't work out how to select them.

all the forum questions I have seen about this, all state, install the new manager, and then select the new one from the sessions manager on the log in screen.

I have tried this, but I just don't have any option to select a different session.

My guess is that the session manager did not install??

I have checked the folder /usr/share/xsessions

and all of the session managers are installed in there, but i don't get the option to use one of them

What do i need to do???

thanks in advance

P.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 06:31 AM   #2
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Did you tried

#switchdesk KDE
 
Old 01-12-2009, 06:34 AM   #3
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Not yet, but I will do when I get home

is there anyway I can put the session manager option on the log in screen?

I'd like to be able to select a different one, so I can try a few and pick the fastest for my machine
 
Old 01-12-2009, 06:49 AM   #4
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In Gnome->Preferences->Personal->Sessions
 
  


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