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Old 03-04-2013, 06:06 AM   #1
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switchdesk Help


What would the command be to switch a users default desktop to kde using switchdesk in fedora
thanks

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:19 AM   #2
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To switch to KDE:
Code:
~$ switchdesk kde
To switch to GNOME, invoke:
Code:
~$ switchdesk gnome
 
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response... i understand i can switch it like that... but how do i switch another users .. for example im running gnome... i want to switch petes account to kde upon the next login... thanks
 
Old 03-04-2013, 06:31 AM   #4
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Every user would need to invoke this command separately after his/her login.
Code:
~$ switchdesk kde
BTW, which distro is there and how different user's are login i.e. via any application or locally?
 
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:38 AM   #5
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fedora 13 Goddard... i took an intro to linux course as an elective...thought i should be familiar with it. This was the assigned distro. And it would be just locally.. so ill ahve to create account assign to group login and change and logout i assume

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:53 AM   #6
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ALright. You can create user accounts, as:
Code:
~$ useradd <username>
OR
~$ adduser <username>
Also once go through manuals of these commands for additional command line options.
Code:
~$ man useradd
~$ man adduser
You can then login into that new account in your system and can invoke:
Code:
~$ switchdesk kde
 
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