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Re: Switching to KDE (was kde or gnome)



On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 1:45 PM, Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net> wrote:

>> 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.
>>
>> 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

This works:
echo DISPLAYMANAGER="KDE" > /etc/sysconfig/desktop

Then edit/create $HOME/.dmrc and add this:
[Desktop]
Session=kde

Change to "Session=gnome-session" for the GNOME DM.

The .dmrc is created/modified by the action of selecting a Desktop Manager
at the login GUI.

~af


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