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Old 01-30-2004, 03:42 AM   #1
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How to determine if I'm running Motif or GTK?

I'd like to know how do I determine if I'm using the Motif or GTK user interface?

What are the differences between the 2?

How does KDE and Gnome relate to these interfaces?

Please help. I'm currently running KDE on Fedora Core 1, and need to download some apps. The apps come in versions for Motif and GTK, but I'm not sure which version I must download.

thanX for any help given in advance.

Old 01-30-2004, 05:23 AM   #2
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Fedora core comes with support for GTK, GTK2, QT and Motif/Lesstif by default I believe. Gnome applications use GTK/GTK2 (GTK2 for Gnome2 and later) while QT is used by KDE applications. Motif/Lesstif is an older widget set and it's pretty darn ugly but a lot faster than GTK2 and QT.

You can most probably download and use the GTK version of the application you're downloading (Mozilla?).

If you want to make really sure you have GTK installed you can run ldconfig -v | grep gtk as root.

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Thank you so much for the help Håkan. It is very much appreciated.

I'm downloading Eclipse 2.1.2.

Once again thank for the help.



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