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Re: Switching to KDE (was kde or gnome)



On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 4:17 PM, Dave Feustel <dfeustel mindspring com> wrote:
> 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.


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