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Old 05-21-2004, 10:56 AM   #1
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Booting into KDE

Very basic, but bare with me as I have just moved over from Mandrake. How do I set Fedora Core 2 to automaticly boot into KDE and not the default ?
Old 05-21-2004, 11:45 AM   #2
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If I remember correctly, you can use the switchdesk command to set your default environment. So, assuming you have KDE installed, just get to a terminal and run:

switchdesk KDE

There used to be a graphical manager too, but that also has to be installed to run. The command above should get you going on KDE though.
Old 05-21-2004, 02:54 PM   #3
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When you boot and get to the login screen, before logging in:
(1) select Session on bottom left of screen
(2) choose KDE radio button

Once in KDE desktop open /etc/sysconfig/desktop for editing and:
(1) change to "KDE"
(2) save
Note: this will set the default desktop for ALL users to KDE
Old 05-27-2004, 12:07 AM   #4
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Thanks. FC1 would ask if you wanted to use KDE as the default when you logged in with a KDE session. FC2 doesn't do that and it was really starting to annoy me.



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