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Old 03-30-2011, 03:57 PM   #1
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Help switching to Kubuntu-Desktop


Okay, I just recently downloaded Kubuntu-Desktop and all of it's plug-ins and whatnot... Well, it kind of works... it changed my Login Screen and everything, but desktop is still Gnome. I rebooted already, and it's the same. Is there a special way I have to install it, do I need the LiveCD? I do not have the money nor the resources to burn another OS to a CD... If I can't change my Gnome Desktop to Kubuntu *I installed Configuration to KDM instead of GDM, since I assumed GDM meant Gnome and KDM meant the K in KDE* can I change my login screen back to Ubuntu Gnome?
 
Old 03-30-2011, 04:08 PM   #2
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Ok, so you are trying to use KDE, correct? You need to switch your window manager. In the GDM login screen, you can select which window manager to use.

And I noticed you are from PA... Greetings from Pottsville! Err, Jersey, but my hometown is Pottsville. Hometown of yuengling!
 
Old 03-30-2011, 04:10 PM   #3
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On the Login page - where you put your username and password - choose "Session" KDE.

You will end up with a jumble of Gnome and KDE apps. You can sort this out by looking at http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purekde
 
Old 03-30-2011, 04:22 PM   #4
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Thank You!

I got it now, thank you for the website URL. Now, I have another problem... Where is the Software Manager like Ubuntu had? I had to go into Terminal and type "sudo apt-get install firefox" just to open this.
 
Old 03-30-2011, 04:40 PM   #5
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Are you talking about synaptic? It should be under system -> administration -> package manager. If it is not there, try running it from the command line to see if it is installed. If not, then try installing it via apt-get.
 
Old 03-30-2011, 04:46 PM   #6
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Are you talking about synaptic? It should be under system -> administration -> package manager. If it is not there, try running it from the command line to see if it is installed. If not, then try installing it via apt-get.
No, I had to delete all of Ubuntu to get a "Pure KDE" and I deleted the other optional stuff too. I don't have "System" at the top, nor a tool bar, right now I am using Kubuntu's KDE, and Gnome is gone. I want to know where I can find the Software Manager like Ubuntu had, if Kubuntu has it that is. If not, how can I reinstall it via Terminal? I tried "Sudo apt-get install Package Manager", can you give me the specific command to input?
 
Old 03-30-2011, 04:48 PM   #7
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Oh my bad, *brain fart*

First of all, it is sudo, not Sudo. And the package manager is synaptic, therefore:
Code:
apt-get install synaptic
 
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:55 PM   #8
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I'm running Kbuntu 10.04. My system has the software manager KpackageKit by default. That program is part of the kpackagekit package. You should be able to install it with 'sudo apt-get install kpackagekit'
 
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I'm running Kbuntu 10.04. My system has the software manager KpackageKit by default. That program is part of the kpackagekit package. You should be able to install it with 'sudo apt-get install kpackagekit'
Ahh, I forgot KDE uses something different. Thanks.
 
Old 03-30-2011, 05:02 PM   #10
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Well damn, I feel dumb, I didn't even see Kpackagekit at all... Thanks guys
 
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So did you fix your problem?
 
Old 03-30-2011, 05:57 PM   #12
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Yeah, I did, thank you guys.
 
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