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Old 06-03-2004, 07:31 PM   #1
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how to switch beetween desktop managers in fc2?


i just installed fc2 and i dont see the destkop switching tool. how can i switch between kde and gnome?
 
Old 06-04-2004, 02:36 AM   #2
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Did you install gnome AND kde? If yes then you should see an entry in the login screen. It's the second one.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 08:25 AM   #3
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yes i do have both and i my default runlevel is 3 so i dont have the prompt to change them at login, i would like to permanently switch to kde and i dont c a tool that used to be in the fc1 and rh9 called desktop switching tool. is there any alternatives to this tool?
 
Old 06-04-2004, 11:43 AM   #4
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Whow, good question. I can't remember how to configure switching to runlevel 5 automatically at startup. Sorry, but I guess there is a setup_... script which you can run from the command line and is for configuring what you want.
Either search at google or maybe at RedHat or wait 'til someone else give you the answer...

Good luck!
 
Old 06-04-2004, 12:48 PM   #5
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i know how to change runlelels, youedit your inittab in etc for permanent change and you typ[e telinit runlevel for temp change but this is not the question. i wanna be able to switch between kde and gnbome for example. when i type startx it brings up x with gnome and i need kde and i dont know how to switch to kde. i used to be able to do it with desktop switching tool in fc1 but in fc2 this feature was removed for some reason and i'm looking for alternative.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 07:33 AM   #6
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type "switchdesk kde" at console

type "switchdesk kde" at console
 
Old 06-05-2004, 07:49 AM   #7
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Hi,
you cann also change the entry in the file .xinitrc. It has to be in your home, if it is not there you can make your own. The entry to start gnome is "exec gnome-session", for kde it is "exec startkde", but im not sure with that, cause i don't use one of this.

Try enlightenment

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Old 06-05-2004, 08:06 AM   #8
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Hi,

something i forgot. Fedora Core 2 runs with X.org, right? I never tried this one, so i don't know if there is a .xinitrc, cause it's xfree86 stuff.

Bis Bald
 
Old 06-06-2004, 03:58 PM   #9
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Most of these suggestions are worthless.

Guys do you HAVE TO reply even if you DONT have a clue to the solution .. keep the junk to minimum and people
might be able to find what they are looking for ..

I don't think ANYone gives a hoot if you used to know and now have forgotten ..get some gingko bilboa and call
back when the alzhimers has receded.
 
Old 06-07-2004, 09:17 AM   #10
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Hi,
thx for this very helpfull reply. I think yours isn't much more helpful than the other posts.

Bis Bald
 
  


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