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Old 04-12-2005, 04:46 AM   #1
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Kde default but I want to start Gnome


Hi!

I chose Kde as default when I installed slack 10.1 but now I want to try Gnome how do I start it?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 04-12-2005, 05:28 AM   #2
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Are you using a login manager. If you are just select GNOME from the list of available sessions.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 05:37 AM   #3
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No I do not =( Isn't there some command like startx --gnome or something?
 
Old 04-12-2005, 05:59 AM   #4
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there is
Code:
xwmconfig
command where you can specify the default window manger you use with startx

*edit*
for root, this command is global, for simple users it's local.
This means if a users hasn't ever specified the default window manager, default system-wide window manager the root has specifies is the default for him. If he has used xwmconfig, then the system-wide default will be overwritten for him.

read the man page.

Also, don't ask those things in linux general forum. Every distro has it's own tools.
This is only for slackware. Fedora uses switch, other distros use different utilities.

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Old 04-12-2005, 06:12 AM   #5
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You could also create a file called .xinitrc and add the line "exec gnome-session".
 
Old 04-12-2005, 06:39 AM   #6
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Thanks guys!

Ok, sorry I thought there was a standad linux command to start gnome if any other window manager was default. I guess I'll stay with kde after all but the fonts are so uneven and fuzzy =(
 
Old 04-12-2005, 06:49 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by jasone
Thanks guys!

Ok, sorry I thought there was a standad linux command to start gnome if any other window manager was default. I guess I'll stay with kde after all but the fonts are so uneven and fuzzy =(
I don't get it....Why Stay with KDE if you do not like it. Just type as a user xwmconfig and choose the default GUI you want.

But I wouldn't advise you to use the default gnome with slack 10.1. It's not updated and has some problems...

You can bring KDE back easily.

I've tested all the available GUI's before I choose what is the suitable for me. (window maker)
 
Old 04-12-2005, 07:21 AM   #8
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The insructions that we posted above won't take you a few seconds to do. You could also use a login manager like KDM, so that you can select various sessions depending on what you want to use at that time.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 07:22 AM   #9
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I really like kde and I just wanted to test gnome once with my slack because of the font problem I'm having.... But if you say it's that easy I'll give it a try =)

Btw, I have slack current now so it might work better?
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by jasone
I really like kde and I just wanted to test gnome once with my slack because of the font problem I'm having.... But if you say it's that easy I'll give it a try =)

Btw, I have slack current now so it might work better?
Slackware have dropped support for gnome, and it's removed completely in slack-current.
Don't you read the changelog before you update something?
Quote:
gnome/*: Removed from -current, and turned over to community support and
distribution. I'm not going to rehash all the reasons behind this, but it's
been under consideration for more than four years. There are already good
projects in place to provide Slackware GNOME for those who want it, and
these are more complete than what Slackware has shipped in the past. So, if
you're looking for GNOME for Slackware -current, I would recommend looking at
these two projects for well-built packages that follow a policy of minimal
interference with the base Slackware system:

http://gsb.sf.net
http://gware.sf.net

There is also Dropline, of course, which is quite popular. However, due to
their policy of adding PAM and replacing large system packages (like the
entire X11 system) with their own versions, I can't give quite the same sort
of nod to Dropline. Nevertheless, it remains another choice, and it's _your_
system, so I will also mention their project:

http://www.dropline.net/gnome/

Please do not incorrectly interpret any of this as a slight against GNOME
itself, which (although it does usually need to be fixed and polished beyond
the way it ships from upstream more so than, say, KDE or XFce) is a decent
desktop choice. So are a lot of others, but Slackware does not need to ship
every choice. GNOME is and always has been a moving target (even the
"stable" releases usually aren't quite ready yet) that really does demand a
team to keep up on all the changes (many of which are not always well
documented). I fully expect that this move will improve the quality of both
Slackware itself, and the quality (and quantity) of the GNOME options
available for it.

Folks, this is how open source is supposed to work. Enjoy. :-)
Read the changelog: http://www.slackware.com/changelog/current.php?cpu=i386

And yes, It's that easy to change Window Managers. I used to do that all the time.

*EDIT*
My fonts are O.K.
Check your Control Center options. Do you use anti-aliasing?

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Old 04-12-2005, 08:21 AM   #11
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Yes now I remember... Gnome was kicked from slack...

I'll check anti-aliasing when I get home from work but I've heard that the fuzzy fonts is a common problem with kde and to fix that you need MS-fonts... But I guess this is for another topic. Well should I use anti or not? I'll try both of course but it might help others..

Thanks!
 
Old 04-12-2005, 09:10 AM   #12
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Originally posted by jasone
Yes now I remember... Gnome was kicked from slack...

I'll check anti-aliasing when I get home from work but I've heard that the fuzzy fonts is a common problem with kde and to fix that you need MS-fonts... But I guess this is for another topic. Well should I use anti or not? I'll try both of course but it might help others..

Thanks!
Well if this is the case, then I don't think it has anything to do with the window manager. I 've dirted my precious linux partition with the big devil's TTF fonts. I needed MS fonts for better Greek support.
If you have an XP box, it's easy to extract the ttf fonts and install it on linux.
Actually I also happen to have windows Office, installed on Linux. It was the only way to completely remove windows, because I was in the middle of a paper I was writting in the university, and I needed 100% ms-office compatibility.

Shame on me....

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