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Old 06-05-2016, 05:07 PM   #1
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Select Gname or KDE @ Bootup Time

Greetings all,

After downloading and installing the ISO for CentOS 7 Everything the system boots up using the Gnome desk top.

I would like to be able to choose between using either the Gnome desk top of KDE desk top

I opened at terminal window in the Gnome desk top and did a yum groupinstall kde and the KDE system got installed.

However now when I boot the system Im not getting any kind of a selection screen offering me the option of booting Gnome of KED. Of course I would like to get this this option to work like I have it working in CentOS 6.7. I dont remember how I did this in CentOS 6.

The only way I can bring up the KDE desk top is to open a terminal window on the Gnome desk top and issuing the command startx.

Any help in getting this to work will be appreciated.

Old 06-06-2016, 07:37 AM   #2
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There should be an icon in the panel (?; haven't used Gnome or gdm for a while) of the graphical login screen that, when you click on it, lets you select your DE.


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