How to switch from gnome to kde?

Jonas Norlander jonorland at
Fri Jan 2 19:12:41 UTC 2009

2009/1/2 Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at>:
> On Thursday 01 January 2009, Karl Klinger wrote:
>>Gene Heskett wrote:
>>> On Thursday 01 January 2009, Pastor JW wrote:
>>>> On Thursday 01 January 2009 4:10:00 pm Jonathan Jesse wrote:
>>>>> I think we are missing a bigger problem....  I think you mentioned X is
>>>>> not starting automatically?  Is that true?  Are you have video card
>>>>> issues that I may have missed earlier
>>>> Since it doesn't get to the login screen couldn't one just type kdm or
>>>> gdm directly into the terminal and see the errors which would cause it to
>>>> fail?
>>> That I hadn't tried.  The too much forest & can't find the tree syndrome.
>>> :) I'll do that tomorrow for grins.
>>The usual way to start kdm is "/etc/init.d/kdm start".  This script uses
>>the start-stop-daemon command to start kdm.
> Thanks.  I'll give that a shot tomorrow too.

And kdm is writing a log at /var/log/kdm. Not much in it for me but
perhaps it has some clues for you?

/ Jonas

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