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Old 04-03-2005, 04:48 PM   #1
tinmanjohnny
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Using Gnome instead of KDE


Running Suse 9.2 PRO i386. Have KDE 3.3 as desktop manager.Want to try Gnome2.6 but do not know how to install and/or switch desktop managers. Tried various commands,such as startgnome and installgnome but no success.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 10:28 PM   #2
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how are you booting ( in gui or console)?

you could create a .xinitrc file in your home directory with the following:

exec /opt/gnome/bin/gnome-session

If you are using the gui you should be able to choose it from a menu.

Or try Yast and see if that will let you choose (I'm not a suse user, so this one is just a guess).

or, from the initial console ( when you boot):

xinit /opt/gnome/bin/gnome-session.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 04:23 AM   #3
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...and make sure you have gnome installed
(Use YaST in case you don't)
 
  


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