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Old 10-21-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
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Question KDE and/or Gnome?


If both KDE and Gnome are installed how are they selected and how do you tell them apart? Thanks!
 
Old 10-21-2011, 10:06 PM   #2
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depends on the distro. On slackware, you'd go into the console and enter xwmconfig to bring up a menu to select the desktop environment you want. Others will have a little selector at their login screen. Yet others may have something else.
 
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Most probably listed under "session" in your login manager ie: gdm/kdm/slim/etc.

Telling them apart is quite obvious once you use them both...

If you want more help than that, read this, and try asking again.
 
Old 10-22-2011, 02:25 AM   #4
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depends on the distro. On slackware, you'd go into the console and enter xwmconfig to bring up a menu to select the desktop environment you want. Others will have a little selector at their login screen. Yet others may have something else.
Actually if you boot in to runlevel 3 / runlevel 4 (can't remember which it is) on slackware and get the login screen from KDE or GNOME, you can choose which DE or WM you want to use
 
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If both KDE and Gnome are installed how are they selected and how do you tell them apart? Thanks!
If you use a GUI login manager, it should let you choose.

If you manually start X from the command line, GNOME and KDE have their own commands used to start them ("gnome-session" and "startkde").
 
  


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