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swamprat 04-18-2012 11:12 PM

CentOS 6.2 can't start with KDE desktop.
Greetings all,

I’m a basically a newbie and I just installed CentOS 6.2. I made provisions to be sure to install the KDE desktop but when the install was complete and I rebooted the system started in a shell and I didn’t get the KDE desk top as I would have liked to.

Can you advise what changes in the system I have to make in order to get the KDE desktop at startup.


BTW, I’m running this in VMware Workstations 8 if that has anything to do with it.

SandsOfArrakis 04-19-2012 02:59 AM

I'm still pretty much a newbie myself :)

I have KDE and XFCE installed as desktop environments with Mint 12. I can choose between them at the login screen. Maybe you have a similar option with your OS?
I don't think it matters if you're running Linux in a virtual machine.

The version of Mint I've installed was with KDE. I've installed XFCE later on.

swamprat 04-19-2012 09:57 AM

Thanks but not much help here.

I need to know where to make any changes in order go get the KDE desktop at boot time and not a shell which looks like the default.

I don't believe there is any difference with 6.2 and my old 5.3 which some one else helped install. That's why I don't know where to start here.

Can anyone else help out here.


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