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Old 10-03-2005, 02:49 AM   #1
mayank_a
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How to set default Desktop environment while creating user accounts??


How to set default Desktop environment while creating user accounts??
so that we need to keep changing for every user before logging in??
 
Old 10-03-2005, 03:20 AM   #2
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create a .xinitrc file and put it in the skeleton dir, this file will get placed into the home directory of the new user
 
Old 10-03-2005, 04:06 AM   #3
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how to specify KDE as default environment in .xinitrc??
I am using Fedora Core 4.

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Mayank
 
Old 10-03-2005, 09:57 AM   #4
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Put the line below in the .xinitrc
Code:
exec startkde
For GNOME
Code:
exec gnome-session
 
Old 10-05-2005, 03:25 AM   #5
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With fedora core 4

just edit /etc/sysconfig/desktop
Replace DESKTOP=...
by DESKTOP="KDE"
or DESKTOP="GNOME"
 
Old 10-05-2005, 06:26 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by nopnop
With fedora core 4

just edit /etc/sysconfig/desktop
Replace DESKTOP=...
by DESKTOP="KDE"
or DESKTOP="GNOME"
That changes the default desktop system wide and is no good if you just want to change it for individual users who may want to run different DEs.

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