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Old 05-23-2002, 11:44 AM   #1
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I just install kde3 on mandrake 8.1 and everything see going well.
I reboot the computer and it restart on kde2 again, so how can I make kde3 available.
Old 05-24-2002, 04:58 AM   #2
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# man startx

that should help you out. whats happening is, when your starting the X server, somewhere, not sure what conf file, is stating to run KDE2 by default. All you need to do is figure out where that is located and switch it.
Old 05-24-2002, 05:09 AM   #3
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for me, the setting is stored in .desktop in my home directory.


I have both kde2 and kde3.. yet my .desktop loads kde3... i wonder how it knows... Any ideas?
Old 05-24-2002, 05:28 AM   #4
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here's a way how u can fix it (allthough i'm not sure how Mandrake will handle it but this is how it's usually done)

put the following in ur ~/.xinitrc (or ~/.xsession if ur using the KDE login manager (KDM))

exec /path/to/kde3/bin/startkde
Old 05-24-2002, 10:29 AM   #5
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and this thread has some solutions too...
Old 05-24-2002, 11:05 AM   #6
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The first time you run KDE after installing KDE 3.0 must be done with the "KDE3", which brings in the personalizer.

Also try this set of instructions on the Mandrake Board.

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