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Old 10-20-2003, 03:20 PM   #1
B McHack
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Change from Gnome to KDE


Im using Mandrake 9.1 how do I change from automatically logging into Gnome to automatically logging into KDE the only docs i found were to make the changes in redhat and i dont have the file that they daid to change
 
Old 10-20-2003, 03:44 PM   #2
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Do you have a graphical or a standard login screen? If it is the graphical version (fancy pictures, not boring) then you will need to select 'sessions' at the bottom of the window, and select KDE from the list. If KDE dosnet show up, then you probably didnt install it. Go into the Red Hat Package Manager (Menue>>System Settings>>Add/Remove Applications) and install KDE from there.

-LBB
 
Old 10-20-2003, 03:45 PM   #3
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(I think) /etc/X11/xinitrc/xinit

Towards the bottom of that file it should say something like
exec wmaker or
exec gnome-session
depending on what window maker you would like to use.

If you want to automatically log in to Gnome instead of KDE you would change it from
exec startkde
to
exec gnome-session

That's from memory so I'm not exactly positive but that should work.. Oh, and that's if you're booting into init 3 and using startx, and it should work if you're booting into init 5 also.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 05:08 PM   #4
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Wow I didnt expect such fast responces .
For linuxblackbox yes I go to sessions to log into KDE manually and it even used to ask me after I would click on the KDE ticker if I would like to make KDE my default session and each time I hit yes but it never took.
Floods Ill try that when I get home, is it just startkde or startkde-session
 
  


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