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Old 01-31-2004, 11:59 AM   #1
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KDE under Gnome, or vice-versa

God knows why you'd want to, but I have found, it is possible !!
Old 01-31-2004, 12:00 PM   #2
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Sure it is, they both run on the same x server system. But I think if you had all the tool bars from both that would certainly be annoying.
Old 01-31-2004, 12:13 PM   #3
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You say that it can be done but not how. So, HOW?
Old 01-31-2004, 04:31 PM   #4
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That sounds like a good way to fry the ole' motherboard
Old 01-31-2004, 05:23 PM   #5
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As long as both are installed , all the apps from both will work.(Provided , all their deps are met)
Like my situation:
Window-manager: XFCE
Desktop: IceWM
Filebrowser: Konqueror
Image-viewer: GQview
It's a potpourry of all kinds and it works.

But sure as hell , I'll NEVER run either Gnome or KDE as windowmanager or Desktop-environment.(Save for the occasional testing , ofcourse)
Old 01-31-2004, 11:40 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Joey.Dale
You say that it can be done but not how. So, HOW?
For example, while running gnome, bring up a console and start kde :

startkde &

Then you have the ... ah ... best of both worlds
Old 02-01-2004, 12:16 AM   #7
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This is the perfect solution for those who just can't get enough bloat! You can even fire up WINE and run Windows inside of that! So you'd be running Linux--->Gnome-->KDE--->Wine-->Windows. Yeehaaaw! I love the smell of burning RAM in the morning.
Old 02-01-2004, 10:18 AM   #8
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Personally, I use Fluxbox for my desktop environment.

I like a lot of KDE's apps though, so I use Konqueror as my file manager, Konsole as my preferred term (though I'm not really that picky when it comes to that), Kmail as my main email app, and Kedit as my main text editor when working graphically (but I'm a vim kind of guy when it comes to working in a command shell).

Why don't I just run KDE, you ask?

Because I don't like it. I like the apps, not the environment. Fluxbox is a lot quicker and a heck of a lot more stable.

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