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Old 08-26-2004, 12:52 AM   #1
aznluvsmc
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Using GNOME instead of KDE


How do you run GNOME instead of KDE in SuSE? I don't see any options to choose.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 01:58 AM   #2
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I am not using SUSE
but can guess,

When you reach X login prompt after booting your system , there may be a option "Sessions" there u can select KDE, GNOME, failsafe etc...


return back ??
 
Old 08-26-2004, 03:01 AM   #3
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What is the desktop manager you use? KDM or GDM?
 
Old 08-26-2004, 06:24 AM   #4
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The way I did this was to put a file in my home directory adn call it .xinitrc
In this file, I have a list of all my installed WM's / DE's, and I simply uncomment the one I want to use. This is my current ~/.xinitrc :

Code:
#My ~/.xinitrc

#gnome-session # Gnome
#startkde # KDE
enlightenment # Enlightenment
#wmaker # WindowMaker
#fluxbox # FluxBox
#blackbox # BlackBox
Please note this though: this is actually improper. Although this method works, it's not the "correct" method. But it gets the job done.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 04:45 PM   #5
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Basically, when I boot the system, Lilo gives me an option of Linux or Failsafe so I select Linux. It then brings me to the login screen and then KDE starts after login. My system is defaulted at runlevel 5. I can set it to runlevel 3 so that it boots into the command line but when I type in startx it still starts KDE.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 05:15 PM   #6
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You're using Personal, so you don't have Gnome. Install Pro via ftp.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 08:41 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Celettu
You're using Personal, so you don't have Gnome. Install Pro via ftp.
That's odd. I see the package for the GNOME desktop installed. Anyways, is Pro only available via FTP? I would like a copy of the CD ROM for future purposes. If GNOME is not available then I will stick with KDE. I just wanted to try the different desktop environments.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 11:29 AM   #8
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Originally posted by aznluvsmc
That's odd. I see the package for the GNOME desktop installed. Anyways, is Pro only available via FTP? I would like a copy of the CD ROM for future purposes. If GNOME is not available then I will stick with KDE. I just wanted to try the different desktop environments.
Suse doesn't distribute Pro ISO-images, so yes, ftp is the only way to go, unless of course you buy them.

That being said, there's always this url, but that's at your own risk. They're not official.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 01:57 PM   #9
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yea gnome doesnt come with personal, and even downloading it via ftp there is still problems. kdm didnt have a session select menu until i upgraded to kde 3.3, and even still i have problems logging into gnome as a normal user i get unreadable small fonts and other errors, but everything is fine when i log in as root....still cant find a solution for that either...
 
  


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