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I'm runing SuSE 8.2 Pro. Now when I try to launch the gnome window manager it loads KDE. No option was added to launch Ximian as window manager. What happened and how can I change it so selecting gnome at login launches gnome and not KDE?
I use KDM as my graphical login manager. I would like to start Ximian Desktop through KDM. How can I do this?
In order to login to the Ximian Desktop through KDM (which is the default login manager for SuSE) you need to add a gnome session to the sessions list. Follow these directions add GNOME to the Sessions menu:
Login to KDE
Open the KDE Control Center
Click on System -> Login Manager
Click on the [Root] button in the lower right-hand side, and enter the root password
Click on the Sessions tab on the right side of the Control Center
Under New type enter gnome-session and click on [Add new]
When you logout you click you should see gnome-session listed in Session Type
The problem is I don't use KDE, I use gnome. After installing Ximian I can no longer enter gnome, even when I follow those directions you posted. I am clicking on gnome and the new copy of gnome I've created and for some strange reason it's loading KDE. I can no longer access my old desktop or gnome or ximian.
After installing Ximian, you shouldn't be able to use your old GNOME anyway, since it will have been patched out of existence. Why you wouldn't be able to log into the new session is the unexplained part.
Since I'm curious about the Ximian desktop, I'll install it onto my SuSE machine and let you know what happens to me. Maybe that will provide us with some clues.
ok so I'm not the only one who's had bad experiences
I just thought I'd give a try and play around with something new. All it has seemed to have done is replace gnome with KDE & not allow me to revert my system back to the previous packages that came with SuSE 8.2. There's no docs on their website about uninstallation. I'm not a big fan of ximian either.
It got all the packages, but immediately after downloading them, it said it couldn't verify the signature on the Galeon rpm and the only option I had was to cancel. Now when I relaunch the installer, it refuses to allow me to point it to the downloaded rpms, and wants to hit the network.
Given that it took almost an hour to download the packages the first time, I am reluctant to spend that time if it is just going to barf again.
The sad thing is that if I liked the Desktop, I was willing to spend the money for the professional version for my wife's laptop.