How to switch from gnome to kde?

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Thu Jan 1 20:26:03 UTC 2009

On Thursday 01 January 2009, Bruce Marshall wrote:
>On Thursday 01 January 2009, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> So how does one switch from gnome to kde, assuming enough of kde is
>> installed to make it work, say about 450 megs of it TBE.
>I assume you could switch to KDE from the menu on the login screen...  if
> KDE is truely installed, there should be a menu selection for it.

There is not, and its logging into a tty screen that I have to do a startx 
from to get the usual gui.

Now, I just ran synaptics again, and it says very little of kde is installed, 
so I selected about 250 pkgs and fired it off again.  Some of this I 
recognize from having installed it at least twice before, so I'm beginnnig to 
get that deer in the headlights feeling.  4 times now I have pressed the fwd 
button on configuring it to use kdm as the default window manager.

Eventually I will come to the conclusion that its not worth it and go back to 
a fedora install if this continues.

Cheers, Gene
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