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Old 03-12-2005, 10:06 PM   #1
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GNOME and KDE at the same time?

hello, i was just wondering if i could install KDE and GNOME at the same time in Red Hat? and if I do, could and how would I switch between desktop environments? i currently have GNOME on RH9 but i fell in love (hehe) with KWrite, so i was thinking if i could use the two desktop environments at the same time.
Old 03-12-2005, 10:07 PM   #2
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you can have the 2 installed, but you cannot run them at the same time, to change them, at the login screen, hit "session", then select whichever one you want

Old 03-12-2005, 10:12 PM   #3
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alright, i will try just that. thanks very much! =)
Old 03-12-2005, 11:01 PM   #4
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Actually, It is somewhat possible to have them both running at the same time. For instance, if you run nautilus from KDE, without the proper command line switch, it will take over management of the desktop. Gnome apps can be run under KDE and vice versa...
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If you xnest installed, you could login to KDE and then start a new session using GNOME in the same window (In KDE). I am not sure if this works ok for one user, so you may have to login to the second DE as another user.


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