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Old 12-22-2003, 06:30 PM   #1
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Talking How do I switch my desktops?

Hello Everybody,
I know this is a really dumb question, but I have looked and looked at the online documentation and can't seem to find the answer, I am using SuSE 9.0 and it starts up with KDE as my desktop, How do I switch over to Gnome? Thanks for the help, I am now waiting on some Linux books I ordered to hopefully help me learn what I am doing, till then I'm afraid I have no one to ask my silly questions...hee hee Thanks for all your patience as well. I am really looking forward to some day being able to get around in the Linux World. Have a Excellent Day!

Old 12-22-2003, 06:32 PM   #2
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I believe Switchdesk works - in a console type in 'switchdesk'.

Alternatively (and I'm working from memory here) at the login screen, there should be the option to change the desktop.
Old 12-22-2003, 08:37 PM   #3
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I use RH9 and in the login screen at the bottom is "Session". If I click on this it will pop up a window and I can choose kde, gnome, fluxbox, or blackbox. Those are my options to choose from. I don't know how Suse works, but hopefuuly this will point you in the right direction.
Old 12-23-2003, 04:17 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help, that didnt work but I did finally come up with the answer so i thought I would post it just in case someone else comes up with the same problem and runs into this post. For Suse Linux 9.0 you can go to the Control Center in the main menu, then choose System Administration,then Login Manager, Sessions, and make sure it is listed on the available kdm,gdm,xdm,ect, Then choose the convenience tab in the same Login Manager , and make sure the Autologin is Not checked, then log off and when you go to log back in you will have a choice in the pull down. This is really a learning experience for me but I am going to be sooo glad once I have learned Linux, I just know it all it's going to take is a little perseverance and a lot of help from all you great people, Thanks again
Old 12-23-2003, 05:32 PM   #5
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What twilli227 suggested would have worked if you hadn't had auto login enabled.
I very much dislike auto login. One of the first things I did after installing was switch the default runlevel to 3 (multiuser, no xdm)....much more control over sessions this way, IMO.
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gr8 jillyt

i have the sam eproblem and i am going to try this today..
hope it helps....


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