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Old 03-21-2008, 12:04 AM   #1
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No kde in session options in login window; using twm

Hi everybody.

I'm using Fedora 8.

I'm still kind of a newbie, so I tried to uninstall packages from kde I thought weren't useful. By doing so, and because of dependencies, I must also have uninstalled important packages because while still using kde I had less programs in the main menu (alt + f1), and i couldn't even start the konsole (a message told me something like it didn't exist). I also noticed that in the package manager the option kde was unchecked, as if wasn't installed at all.

After restarting my computer, i got the login window and after typing my username and password, I didn't get into kde (as usual), but only to Twm (which was a windows manager, as I've just found out). Using Twm I have access to the Konsole and to firefox. I restarted my pc to see if could change to kde in the login window (option session) but I don't see kde (nor gnome because it wasn't installed). I only see default session and last session, any of which uses twm.

Using twm, I've already done "yum groupinstall (kdm desktop environment)"; the installation was successful, but I still don't see kde in the login window.

I've tried startkde and swtichdesktop in Twm, but i get "command not found".

What can I do?

Thanks for your help.
Old 03-22-2008, 11:30 AM   #2
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I would first backup any important data. Then reinstall selecting the upgrade option.

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You have uninstalled packages that you don't need,but you also deleted dependecies for those packages which are needed for some other packages/programs to work.That is the problem with rpm.Kdm isn't the same thing as KDE.
Old 03-23-2008, 08:21 PM   #4
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Solved.(thanks to Hlingler,

I installed switchdesk (yum install switchdesk and switchdesk-gui) and I could see kde as an option in the session manager. I hope everything goes well now, otherwise I'll come back.


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