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Old 08-13-2006, 10:38 PM   #1
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How do I change Desktop environment?

Right now I am using Gnome, I would like to give KDE a spin.

I know that KDE is the official Desktop for SUSE, however I just swtiched over from Fedora Core while ago (I stopped using Linux for a while, and used Windows) which uses Gnome by default. After being turned off by a buggy FC5. I swithced to SUSE. So since I was familiar with Gnome I used Gnome.

i just want to take KDE for a spin, as Gnome works perfectly fine. I just would like to see why most Linux users prefer KDE.
Old 08-13-2006, 11:12 PM   #2
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Open YaST goto Software Management > Selections and tick the KDE Environment.
Then click Apply and it should install KDE on your system.

Logout and choose KDE as your session option at the GDM screen.

NOTE: KDE and Gnome on the same system can result in cross-menu and desktop pollution.
In short, they do not always play nice with each other's user configs.
Old 08-14-2006, 03:17 AM   #3
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I kinda figured that.

I thought there was more to it.
Old 08-14-2006, 09:56 AM   #4
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Have you changed your default DisplayManager within sysconfig in YaST


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