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Could some tell me how to make KDE the default manager instead of Gnome? I am having a crapload of trouble with Gnome (keep getting that "Not running a Gnome compliant window manager" thing, running RH 7.1) and I can't seem to fix it.
If someone could either tell me how to make the switch to KDE or how to fix this chronic problem with Gnome, I would be extremely grateful.
When I type gnomecc I get the control panel, but I have no ability to change the settings. The eterm window says:
GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.
** WARNING **: an initialization error occurred while starting 'wm-properties-capplet'.
Any suggestions? I must say, I've installed and re-installed RH 7.1 about four times in the past ten days due to many strange errors, and although I go through the same process each time, each install seems fraught with its own batch of errors and problems.
I have a:
Asus i440 bx mb, celeron 333a, 192mb RAM, Intel i740 8mb vid card.
Well I had su'd to do it the first time, so I "su -" ed and it did the same thing. When I clicked on 'window manager' all that happened was another Gnome Control Centre popped up, and so on ad infinitum.
Maybe I should go back to 6.2, or try a different distro? I've had very little sleep the past week or so, trying to get this running smoothly...