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Old 02-18-2010, 04:10 AM   #1
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Gnome or KDE?

Would someone tell me how i can find out via a terminal whether i am using Gnome or KDE please. Plus any other useful information about my computer or the Operating System. I am running Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala). Thanks all

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Old 02-18-2010, 04:16 AM   #2
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Ubuntu's default is gnome
Old 02-18-2010, 04:17 AM   #3
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If you use gdm or kdm
ps ax | grep kdm
ps ax | grep gdm
Plus any other useful information about my computer or the Operating System.
What do you want to know?
uname -a
ps ax | more
iptables -L

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Old 02-18-2010, 04:35 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by bret381 View Post
Ubuntu's default is gnome
Ubu-relevant doggerel:
"On any given day
Look for the K
If the K is not at home
Then you're running Gnome"

..unless you're like me and have most of K (including kdm) mixed in with your Gnome (chocolate in peanut butter is all that comes to mind for me, not sure why).

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Ubuntu - DE is Gnome
Kubuntu- DE is KDE
Xubuntu- DE is XFCE
Old 02-18-2010, 11:14 AM   #6
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If you just installed Ubuntu, and did nothing to change it, you will be running Gnome.

However, some people refer to all the *buntus as Ubuntu and you could conceivably have actually installed kubuntu while installing something that you had been told was Ubuntu. Or, you could have installed Gnome Ubuntu and used package management to install kde and delete Gnome (but I'd have thought that you would have noticed).

Have a look in synaptic - you probably have mostly Gnome and Gnome packages installed and not KDE ones. That'll be Gnome, then.


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