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Old 09-17-2014, 01:39 PM   #1
jbruyet
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Which KDE do I install on CentOS 6.5?


Hey all, I just installed CentOS 6.5 on my workstation and I'd like to run KDE as my desktop. I took at look at yum to see which KDE package I should use but I don't see anything that looks like the regular KDE install. I've Googled this and seen that I already have KDE installed by default but I don't have the desktop choice option when I'm logging in. I also saw that I need to edit the /etc/sysconfig/desktop file but I don't have one. I've also seen that I need a particular version of KDE for CentOS6.5. This is my first CentOS install and I don't know all of the "common knowledge" tips and tricks yet. So which KDE should I be looking for?

Thanks,

Joe B
 
Old 09-17-2014, 02:12 PM   #2
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Hi:

I'm running CentOS 7 but I haven't set it to KDE.

You more than likely want the most current KDE which is (I Think) is 4.14.
-:-Don't take my word for it, make sure.-:-

http://www.kde.org/
http://www.sysads.co.uk/2014/01/inst...nt-centos-6-5/
http://www.sysads.co.uk/2014/01/set-...fault-desktop/

Hope that helps.
 
Old 09-17-2014, 04:57 PM   #3
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If you install kde on centos 6, it will be 4.3.4, thats whats in the default repo.

I use Centos 6.5 on my work computer and prefer Gnome Classic 2.28.2 to the older kde. On my debian machine i use kde 4.8.4

as root:
yum install kdm

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Old 09-17-2014, 08:19 PM   #4
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Isn't centos runlevel set to single-user by default. I think that if OP already has DE installed then just change runlevel in /etc/inittab.
 
Old 09-17-2014, 08:45 PM   #5
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I changed the run levels in my Slackware machine but I have never tried on my CentOS machine.

The default runlevel for the system is listed in /etc/inittab jbruyet: Like EDDY1 said. To find out the default runlevel for a system, look for the line similar to the following near the top of /etc/inittab:

https://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/5...utdown-rl.html

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I use Centos 6.5 on my work computer and prefer Gnome Classic 2.28.2 to the older kde.
I too prefer Gnome for my production machine.
CentOS 7 BTW is very nice!

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Old 09-18-2014, 12:43 AM   #6
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Isn't centos runlevel set to single-user by default
NO it is not
Cent defaults to installing Gnome2 at run level 5
or
for a server install with no xorg installed to run level 3 text only and defaults to the first NON root user

for installing the KDE desktop
just install that desktop
-- from "yum grouplist" --

Code:
su -
yum groupinstall "KDE Desktop"
then use gnomes GDM to boot and login
There is a menu at the bottom of the gdm login screen that you can use to select KDE

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