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Old 05-24-2003, 05:30 PM   #1
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choosing window manager


i just re-installed linux on my computer, and after having done so 3 times in a row, i decided to chuck on all the packages (i lost my auto disk and couldn't be bothered selecting them individually)

anyway, now i have a new problem. i guess not to much a problem as something i just want to know how to do.

of course, now BOTH gnome and kde are installed, and it starts gnome by default (i guess). how can i change it to load kde when i start up. could this be incorporated into the boot loader??

i have no probs using gnome, but i dont like the idea that i dont always have full control of my computer (for fear of it taking over )

thanks
 
Old 05-24-2003, 05:34 PM   #2
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If it is a Red Hat system you can do a switchdesk kde at the command line. Or you can edit/make a .xinitrc file in the users home directory tha says
exec kde
 
Old 05-24-2003, 05:37 PM   #3
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Or when you login to kde it should ask you if you want to use kde for future logins - just say yes.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 06:05 PM   #4
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ok thanks.
i will try those as soon as gnome recovers from what appears to be a crash. if this is a sign of what is to come, i dont like gnome. feels like im back in the windows98 days, and they werent fun times.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 06:07 PM   #5
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what distro are you using, the latest GNOME is good and reliable.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 06:23 PM   #6
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i am using redhat 8. downloaded the iso's a month or so ago.

tangle and david,
switchdesk kde did not work. well it did (said it had), i then logged out, logged in (nothing came up asking me to set kde as default) and from all appearances, it still looked like gnome, except no taskbar.

now, i am trying to reboot, and my x server won't load, and i have a little flashing cursor on a black screen.

so anyway, i will try and rescue this, but can you try and shed some more light on the original problem??
 
Old 05-24-2003, 06:25 PM   #7
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It will only ask you if you want to set kde as the default if you login with kde.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 06:35 PM   #8
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With bluecurve Gnome and KDE look almost the same. are you sure your in Gnome?
 
Old 05-24-2003, 07:31 PM   #9
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yes almost positive.
i have used kde before, and this does not behave like kde... context menus are different etc

the problem is fixed now... i couldn't rescue the system (nothing lost but time) so i reformated and reinstalled, this time selecting what i wanted, and gnome was not one of them.

take that gnome!
 
Old 05-24-2003, 07:40 PM   #10
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At the login screen, click session (that's what I think it is, I'm using RH9 and I think they're the same). Select KDE there. If it asks, tell it you want that a default.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 08:38 PM   #11
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thanks... i believe that would work, although i cannot test it as i dont have gnome on my system anymore!!

will try it next time though!!
 
Old 05-25-2003, 04:30 AM   #12
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Under RH8 (and this is a theory) the session button should show all your window managers - so if you go for fluxbox etc they should be listed there.
 
  


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