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mlbUC 03-06-2005 10:40 AM

switching gui
I installed FC3 with Gnome as the GUI, but I'd like to switch to KDE and check it out. I installed the RPM's from the FC3 CDs, but can't figure out how to switch from Gnome to KDE. Can someone please help me switch?


acid_kewpie 03-06-2005 11:38 AM

just log out, and kde should appear in the sessions list if you installed it correctly.

reddazz 03-06-2005 11:53 AM

To make KDE your default desktop do,
$switchdesk kde

prh 03-06-2005 04:20 PM

Hi, just tried doing the switcdesk command in Mandrake, but to make Gnome the default. I get an error saying 'switchdesk command not found':confused:

audibel 03-06-2005 04:35 PM

are you running the command as root? If not try that... though I don't have it as an available file or package on Debian Sarge, so that may be a package for one individual distro.

prh 03-06-2005 04:38 PM

Is that achieved by typing su in the console? If so then yes. Sorry but I'm a total newb and its an almost vertical learning curve!

reddazz 03-07-2005 07:15 AM

Sorry switchdesk is a Fedora/Redhat feature only.

ciberrust 03-29-2005 02:42 AM

i tried to do that command but i'm still getting the gnome as a default gui

tormented_one 03-29-2005 03:38 AM

edit /etc/sysconfig/desktop file from "GNOME" to "KDE" with quotes.

vimal 03-29-2005 03:40 AM

you dont have the switchdesk utility in FC3. for that just logout and select the 'session' from the login prompt.
selct the kde option and login again. to make this permanent open the file /etc/sysconfig/Desktop and change there to kde. if it works click the thanks button.

ciberrust 04-09-2005 12:35 PM


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