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Old 10-23-2004, 11:28 PM   #1
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Changing default Session

Can anyone tell me how to change my default login session from GNOME to KDE? I have Fedora Core 2, and as you could just guess by where this topic is, I'm a Linux n00b.

Old 10-23-2004, 11:38 PM   #2
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there is a file /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc that usually is a logical link, you can change it from linking to xinitrc.gnome to xinitrc.kde or you can type


from the terminal prompt, instead of startx
Old 10-24-2004, 12:04 AM   #3
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Where is the logical link?
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It is in Slack ... May not be in FC

Have a look at
ls -l /etc/X11/xinitrc
If it looks anything like:
$ ls -l /etc/X11/xinit
total 25
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 321 2004-06-06 09:46 README.Xmodmap
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root  11 2004-07-04 03:45 xinitrc -> xinitrc.kde
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 559 2004-04-05 13:56 xinitrc.fvwm2
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 630 2004-06-20 11:16 xinitrc.gnome
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 536 2004-06-11 07:19 xinitrc.kde
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 664 2004-06-06 09:43 xinitrc.twm
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 788 2003-02-12 13:41 xinitrc.wmaker
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root  16 2004-07-11 16:20 xinitrc.xfce -> ../xfce4/xinitrc
The "l" in
"lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 2004-07-04 03:45 xinitrc -> xinitrc.kde"
indicates a symbolic link.

Old 10-27-2004, 08:18 AM   #5
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You can edit /etc/sysconfig/desktop .. change GNOME to KDE



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