LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-12-2008, 10:19 AM   #1
minike
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Argentina
Distribution: slackware 12
Posts: 211

Rep: Reputation: 30
gnome running 'under' kde? :-|


I've got gnome's dropline edition under my 12.0 slackbox, but rarely use it. My usual dm is kde.
the point is, when I run some apps that came with gnome (eg: totem), konsole fonts, mouse's cursors and windows decoration's colors change to the gnome's style setted in the gnome desktop.
this is quite annoying coz 'things change it shape', but have no idea of how to deal with it.
before starting any gnome app, ps reveals this
Code:
ps x |grep gnome
 4211 ?        S      0:00 /usr/libexec/gnome-vfs-daemon
but after starting totem -even after closing it, the output is:
Code:
ps x |grep gnome
 4211 ?        S      0:00 /usr/libexec/gnome-vfs-daemon
13234 ?        S      0:00 /usr/libexec/gnome-vfs-daemon
13257 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon
13361 ?        Ss     0:00 gnome-screensaver
I remember being 'turned off' gdm some time ago (seems I used to see also gdm running ps) letting xdm be the one working, as an attempt to fix this behavior, but it continue happening.
I'll appreciate any hint to stop this 'gnome styles' appearing under kde.
is it possible?

thanks in advance
 
Old 11-12-2008, 10:44 AM   #2
monsm
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: London, UK
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 568

Rep: Reputation: 37
I guess gnome-vfs-daemon can do its things under any desktop environment, also kde. Totem is a gnome application so it depends on decorators etc from Gnome, so those will replace your kde ones when running, don't think you can avoid that. It would be better to avoid pure Gnome apps like that (if those applications are essential for you, its probably better to use Gnome rather than KDE). How about Kaffeine instead of Totem? Totem have always played catch-up to Kaffeine in my view (although I have been on Gnome for the last few years).

I don't think the kdm, gdm, xdm choice matters too much. Probably better to match it to what you use, but its not essential afaik. On my system I set the dm in /etc/conf.d/xdm.

Mons
 
Old 11-12-2008, 11:10 AM   #3
minike
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Argentina
Distribution: slackware 12
Posts: 211

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
thanks, mons
understand that gnome apps needs gnome resources but.. what about konsole, even also firefox? (both are affected in its fonts and cursors and colors respectively).

there must be something underlying all of this. don't know if it's fixable, but at least it would be nice to understand why other apps are affected as well.
 
Old 11-12-2008, 11:51 AM   #4
PTrenholme
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Olympia, WA, USA
Distribution: Fedora, (K)Ubuntu
Posts: 4,186

Rep: Reputation: 347Reputation: 347Reputation: 347Reputation: 347
Are you sure that you're using xdm instead of gdm? Have you tried using kdm instead of either of those two?
 
Old 11-12-2008, 02:11 PM   #5
minike
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Argentina
Distribution: slackware 12
Posts: 211

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
hi PTrenholme,
well.. no desktop manager seems to be 'active' before nor after loging in, coz I start on runlevel 3 (textmode), then I choose by xinitrc wich dm to start.

despite not finding why, I already discover HOW -to avoid the annoying behavior: just chmoding -x gnome-settings-daemon executable.
this seems to fix the issue, hope this not to provoke problems when running gnome -at any case, I don't use it. (totem works just fine)

thanks to all penguins pals!
:-)
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I don't know if kde or gnome is running please help me. dannybuntu Linux - Newbie 4 03-29-2008 09:58 AM
Running Gnome and KDE on different desktops fannymites Debian 2 02-24-2005 08:39 AM
KDE program running under GNOME??? morrolan Linux - Newbie 4 01-16-2004 01:29 PM
Running Gnome apps in KDE PDR60 Slackware 1 11-24-2003 10:18 AM
KDE and GNOME running together jsatherley Linux - General 7 11-11-2002 03:55 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:31 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration