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Old 09-16-2007, 12:10 PM   #1
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Switching desktop environments

I am new to linux, and this is my first post. I just installed Fedora core 6 on an old computer. I have it setup so that it defaults to the text based login at startup. From what I understand typing "switchdesk gnome" or "switchdesk kde" should let me choose which GUI I would like to load when I use the "startx" command. When I use the switchdesk command I get a response of "bash: switchdesk: command not found". startx will bring me to GNOME, but I want to use kde. Just wondering if I'm doing something wrong? How do I use kde?
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Welcome to Linux, jrabidoux!

Try typing kdm instead of startx. If KDE is installed that should bring up a login screen.

Old 09-16-2007, 02:54 PM   #3
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try looking at the xinitrc file. Should be in ~/.xinitrc, or the default of /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/. This file is checked when startx is run.


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