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Re: Switching to KDE (was kde or gnome)



On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 2:42 PM, Dave Feustel <dfeustel mindspring com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 06:54:58PM +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> Eric <spamsink <at> scoot.netis.com> writes:
>> > installation.  So, you need to log on as root, open up a terminal
>> > window, and say "yum groupinstall "KDE Softwarre Development"" ("yum
>> > groupinstall KDE" may also work but I didn't try that).
>>
>> It doesn't make sense to recommend installing "KDE Software Development" to the
>> average user, it's only for developers. Average users should just install the
>> regular KDE group (known as kde-desktop internally):
>> yum groupinstall kde-desktop
>>
>> > switchdesk is a command-line utility where you log on as yourself,
>> > open up a terminal window, and say "switchdesk KDE".  If you try that
>> > and KDE isn't installed, it will tell you that you need to use "yum
>> > groupinstall "KDE Software Development"" to install KDE.
>> >
>> > If switchdesk isn't installed, you have to log on as root and say
>> > "yum install switchdesk" first.
>>
>> Note that switchdesk is reported not to work properly with the latest GDM.
>>
>> > The other way is, when you click on your userID in the login screen
>> > but before you type in the password, a small pulldown box will appear
>> > at the bottom center of the screen, containing all of the desktops
>> > you have installed.  Click on the arrow and select "KDE" from that
>> > box, and from then on, until you change it, all of your logins will
>> > be to KDE (again, as long as you have KDE installed).
>>
>> There's a third option, which I recommend:
>> su -
>> echo 'DISPLAYMANAGER="KDE"' >/etc/sysconfig/desktop
>> echo 'DESKTOP="KDE"' >>/etc/sysconfig/desktop
>>
>> In other words, create a file called /etc/sysconfig/desktop with the following
>> contents:
>> DISPLAYMANAGER="KDE"
>> DESKTOP="KDE"
>>
>> That option is permanent and systemwide and it sets not only the default
>> desktop to KDE, but also the display manager to KDM instead of GDM. It's how
>> the KDE live CD is set up.
>>
>>         Kevin Kofler
>
> I just created this file and rebooted. After explicitly selecting kde as
> the desktop, I logged in to find no panel, no icons on the desktop, and
> a Mac-looking border around my sterm. KDE desktop seems to have a lot of
> problems right now. I'm running kde 4.1.1 in 32-bit F9.


That sounds like the failsafe, and not KDE


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