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Old 01-09-2002, 10:34 PM   #1
RaynMan
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Unhappy switchdesk???




Where is switchdesk?

I'm using Mandrake 8.0 and prefer to use startx to start my X session. However, I would also like to choose from KDE or Gnome. I like both of them.

I've been researching this and I've found a lot of people suggesting switchdesk. I've heard a lot of good things about this and would like to try it but, where is it?

"whereis", "locate" or "man" couldn't find it (I did an "updatedb" before searching). I also did a search in the Software Manager with no luck. I even went directly to Mandrake's web site. I could only find it in the 7.x versions.

Is there any place I can download this, or do I even need to because I'm just missing the obvious and there's a much simplier solution to my startx woes.

TIA,

The RaynMan
 
Old 01-10-2002, 12:02 AM   #2
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you could load either from using kdm or maybe gdm or even xdm.. which will give you a graphical login prompt and a choice to start with whatever desktop you want..
 
Old 01-10-2002, 12:40 AM   #3
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The switchdesk available desktops are in
/usr/share/apps/switchdesk/
derictory on RedHat 7.2 at least
 
Old 01-10-2002, 04:35 AM   #4
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afaikm md only has the switchdesk-gnome rpm, which is good enough i guess
 
  


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