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Old 03-01-2003, 05:10 PM   #1
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making KDE 3.1 my default desktop

I downloaded, configured and installed KDE 3.1 to try out with RedHat 8.0. From the command line I can get the 3.1 desktop to start by first issuing:
export QTDIR=~/kde3.1
export KDEDIRS=~/kde3.1
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=~/kde3.1/lib
export PATH=~/kde3.1/bin:$PATH
export KDEHOME=~/.kdetest
and then startx. If I reboot and then just startx I get my original KDE 3.0.3 desktop. My question is, if I decide I want to make 3.1 my default desktop (which I think I do), how do I set it up?
Old 03-01-2003, 05:15 PM   #2
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I'd say put those lines in your .bashrc file
Old 03-01-2003, 05:42 PM   #3
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Thanks Iceman!
It works great and I have a way to fall back to 3.0.3 if I want.


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