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Old 12-04-2008, 01:26 AM   #1
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Other Desktop Environments Missing?

Hello everybody.
On my laptop, when it ran Fedora 8/Ubuntu (changed with the weather...), I kept two users on file, one for work stuff and one for recreational stuff. Excessive, perhaps, but it makes me happy. For recreational stuff, I liked to use KDE for a variety of reasons.
I now have Fedora 9 (hopefully 10 soon) on my laptop, with the two user accounts. KDE is installed. I have verified this. However, with Fedora 9, Gnome seems to be bereft of customisability. Did I miss something? The pertinent issue is that the login screen does not have any way to specify which Environment to use for the session, and I can no longer find any configuration utility for setting up the login screen, nor one for setting the default session Environment. I never had this problem before... how do I set this up so I can change Desktop Environments, from the login screen or otherwise?

Thanks a bunch,
Old 12-04-2008, 01:29 AM   #2
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What does your .xsession file say? Have you tried xwmconfig?
Old 12-04-2008, 03:41 AM   #3
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You can enable the normal splash gdm screen like this:
gconftool-2 --set /apps/gnome-session/options/show_splash_screen --type bool true

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Old 12-04-2008, 10:29 AM   #4
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Got it! Using gconf-editor worked fantastically!
@phantom-cyph: Thank you for the idea. I had already checked my .xsession, and that wasn't the problem. Thank you though!


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