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Old 10-16-2004, 06:11 AM   #1
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Arrow switch desktops


Bydefault, my x-windows system latches me onto KDE. How do I switch to GNOME? I know that is installed on my box too.

I am using REDHAT 9

 
Old 10-16-2004, 06:31 AM   #2
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If you boot to a graphical login screen, you may have a "Session" at the bottom. There you can choose what desktop/window manager you want to use. If you boot to command line create the file .xinitrc in your home directory and put in it
exec gnome-session
 
Old 10-18-2004, 05:54 AM   #3
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Thanks. I managed that.

 
Old 10-31-2004, 01:12 PM   #4
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Excellent post.

I was having one of those moment and I couldn't think how to do it, and I was just too, too embarassed to ask.

Regards

Nappy
 
Old 11-04-2004, 06:01 PM   #5
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I'm having a similar problem myself. On my system I currently have KDE and Gnome. When I startx it goes into KDE. I want to be able to swtich between desktops but would much rather do it using the graphical login instead of from terminal. I had my system stop at runlevel 3 because I needed to troubleshoot but now that everything is working pretty well, I'd like to go straight into the graphical login. Does anyone know how to do that?
 
Old 11-05-2004, 09:15 PM   #6
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How did you stop your system at runlevel 3. There are several ways to do it, so we would need to know to help you undo it.
 
Old 11-06-2004, 02:10 PM   #7
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I used Suse 9.1. During the first disc installation, it gives you a list of its installation settings. For the runlevel it was set on 5. I changed it to 3 from that screen. So I want to know how to change it back.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 06:29 AM   #8
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Edit the file /etc/inittab and change
id3:initdefault:
to
id:5:initdefault:
 
Old 11-12-2004, 03:40 PM   #9
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What do I use to edit? gEdit, Kwrite, that sort of thing?
 
Old 11-12-2004, 06:37 PM   #10
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Yes, whichever text editor you prefer will do fine -- J.W.
 
  


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