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Re: Switching to KDE (was kde or gnome)



On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 03:45:48PM -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-09-29 at 18:54 +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
> 
> This causes the KDE Display manager to come up but not the KDE session 
> manger .
> The latter can be brought up by the icon in the bottom panel of Gnome
> Display Manager just before you enter the passwd.

Ragardless, the kde4 desktop in F9 is quite broken as far as I can tell.
I find it hard to believe that any time was spent testing it before F9
was released.

> > 
> > 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
> > 
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