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Old 10-12-2003, 07:12 AM   #1
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kde / gnome question


if i use the default runlevel (is it called that?) 3 (multiuser mode) it boots into command line. if i log in and start x using "startx" command it start the neat kde manager, which i like alot ( eye candy-wise ) . but if i choose runlevel 4 (automatically boot into xwin it starts gnome which is not as good looking.
whatever the opinions of which one is the better i'd like to boot into kde using runlevel 4. how can i do this? (and why does gnome even exist when i chose kde during installation?)
 
Old 10-12-2003, 07:49 AM   #2
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You can use the command xwmconfig to do that. If you use it as root, changes will be system wide, xwmconfig as an unprivileged user will set the preference for that user only .
During installation you were asked which desktop environment you want to use as default. My guess is you selected Gnome as the default desktop environment.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 08:05 AM   #3
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i selected kde as the default desktop environment
 
Old 10-12-2003, 03:40 PM   #4
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Okay, in runlevel 4 gdm is started by default. In gdm there's a button Session or something like it. You can select KDE there if installed properly, it should be one of the choises. After selecting KDE you should login to KDE instead of Gnome.
It works fine here. xwmconfig is working for the startx command at runlevel 3.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 04:58 PM   #5
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ok. thanks.
i'll have to learn more about correct definitions of everything anyway.
any of you guys know of a good site for this purpose?
 
Old 10-12-2003, 05:16 PM   #6
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Old 10-13-2003, 03:22 AM   #7
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How to make kde as the default desktop
 
  


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