How to switch from gnome to kde?

alan c aeclist at
Thu Jan 1 21:40:20 UTC 2009

Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Thursday 01 January 2009, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>On Thursday 01 January 2009, Bruce Marshall wrote:
>>>On Thursday 01 January 2009, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>>> There is not, and its logging into a tty screen that I have to do a
>>>> startx from to get the usual gui.
>>>I think all you really have to do is to install:
>>>and everything will be pulled in.
>>That must be the one I missed.  According to synaptic, this will be about
>> the 20th time amarok will be installed.  And I don't recall if that was
>> 3.5.10 stuffs, or 4.1.2-3 stuffs.  We'll see in a bit as I don't think it
>> had to download anything.
> That helped a bit, after a reboot I can now see some kde stuff in the gnome 
> menu, but I still don't have a graphical login.
> kmail was in the menu, but won't run.

Since I believe you now have the original Ubuntu (gnome) and the 
recent additional package kubuntu-desktop installed, then at the login 
screen you should see the expected small menu item 'Options' I think 
at the lower left of the display.

Before you complete the login process, examine the

You should see an option for either the gnome session (previous?) and 
the kde session. Choose the kde session and then complete the login 

This should take you into a full Kubuntu desktop, with many of the 
gnome related items also available.
alan cocks
Ubuntu user #10391
Linux user #360648

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