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Old 08-02-2004, 12:24 AM   #1
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Installing GNOME Desktop


During the installation of the RH Fedora 2, I chose only to install KDE. Now, I want to install the GNOME Desktop.

when I tried to install the GNOME RPMs manually using the command:

rpm -ivh gnome-desktop-

It gave me a message as "package gnome-desktop- is already installed."

I restarted to the my system and tried to change my desktop session during the login. I couldn't find the GNOME as one of the options. I can see "KDE" though.

Can somebody please let me know, first, how do I start the GNOME Desktop. Second, What changes do I need to make, so that GNOME appears on the options during the login.

Thanks in advance.
Old 08-03-2004, 05:27 PM   #2
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Try this and see if this works:
1) Uninstall Gnome: rpm -e gnome-desktop-
2) IŽd recommend to you, to swtich to runlevel 3 to install Gnome: vi /etc/inittab #press " i " then you will probably see a number 5(right below the comments), change it to 3(read the comments, they start with "#")
#The reason to switch to runlevel 3 is to ensure that X11 will not be running during installation
3) reboot, sign in as root and install the gnome rpms
4) edit the /etc/inittab again and switch it to 5 again,
And that is pretty much it,

Another thing: If you want to Gnome be the default window manager, edit the file: ~/.Xclients-default or /etc/sysconfig/desktop
Hope It helps,
Let me know if you have any problem,


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