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Old 01-24-2007, 05:21 PM   #1
Michel111
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What is my desktop???


Greetings!

Running Suse enterprise 10 (SLED 10), I have a desktop without Gnome's foot or KDE's K?
Is Suse giving me a Suse desktop, or is it one of the two mentioned above?
How can I tell?
Also, assuming I install both KDE and Gnome, how can I switch between the two, eventually to settle on the one I like best??
Thanks!!!

Michel
 
Old 01-24-2007, 05:24 PM   #2
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Generally you should be able to pick which one from the login screen under "Sessions" or the like.

I guess you could try ps aux|grep kwin to see if it's kde. I'm not sure what gnomes window manager is called (metacity, maybe?).
 
Old 01-24-2007, 05:33 PM   #3
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The gnome window manager is known as gdm. So you would issue the following commands in the termanal.

ps aux:grep gdm

and to install gnome you would issue the following commands.

#sudo apt-get install gdm
#sudo apt-get install gnome.

I believe that the standard suse desktop is KDE.
 
Old 01-24-2007, 05:36 PM   #4
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gdm is not the window manager, but the login manager. I have gdm installed on my debian box but boot into kde, which uses kwin as the window manager.
 
Old 01-24-2007, 07:28 PM   #5
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Quote:
Running Suse enterprise 10 (SLED 10), I have a desktop without Gnome's foot or KDE's K?
Is Suse giving me a Suse desktop, or is it one of the two mentioned above?
How can I tell?
Also, assuming I install both KDE and Gnome, how can I switch between the two, eventually to settle on the one I like best??
Thanks!!!
Metacity is the default window manager for Gnome. If this is a freshly installed SuSE, then Gnome will be the default desktop. If you want KDE, logout, change sessions, select KDE and log back in.

BTW what is 'Namaste' in French? Salut??
 
Old 01-24-2007, 07:41 PM   #6
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Salut is a good French word for Namaste. Of course Salut I think means only 'Hello' where 'Namaste' can be used in greeting and parting both.
 
  


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