gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Jul 23 16:24:41 UTC 2009
On Thursday 23 July 2009, Steven Vollom wrote:
>On Thursday 23 July 2009 11:38:04 am Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Thursday 23 July 2009, Steven Vollom wrote:
>> >I did something stupid. A couple of days ago, I installed an application
>> > that was recommended by one of the people who helps on the list. I have
>> > not turned my computer off for a couple of days, so changes did not take
>> > place until today. I thought I was installing a perhaps better
>> > equivalent of Dolphin, and did not realize I was downloading and
>> > installing Gnome Desktop.
>> >I am sure it is a great application, but it looks too much like windows
>> > to me and isn't any fun. The problem is I can't remember the name of
>> > the application to remove it. When I google gnome desktop, it doesn't
>> > use the name I downloaded, so I am not sure how to remove it properly.
>> >I want KDE back. Can someone give me the name so I can remove it?
>> > Thanks!
>> If 'switchdesk' is installed, a simple 'switchdesk kde' and an x restart
>> should put you back to where you were. You may have to find and install
>> switchdesk in the package managers listings.
>> Cheers, Gene
>> "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
>> soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
>> -Ed Howdershelt (Author)
>> The NRA is offering FREE Associate memberships to anyone who wants them.
>> Failure to adjust for daylight savings time.
>switchdesk isn't shown in Synaptic. I also tried sudo apt-get install
>switchdesk and it could not find the package. I am sure I am doing
> something wrong, but don't see it. Thanks!
That has been the std method of switching back and forth since there was a
choice of desktops. Unforch I haven't used synaptic in quite a while, my only
kubuntu install is 6.06 LTS, runs my milling machine. But I suspect that one
of the repositories has not been enabled. Or its been replaced with a more
So I'll leave this to someone more familiar with the more recent releases of
*ubuntu to advise. Maybe its even hidden in the config menu's somehow? I
And I even went down in the basement here and fired up the machine I call
goat, cuz its sacrificial (not to mention old & slow, 1ghz athlon, not enough
memory either) and was not able to find such a setting in the kubuntu menu's.
So it appears a _real_ guru is needed here, I just play one at a tv station
occasionally, now that I have been retired for about 7 years now. :)
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
The NRA is offering FREE Associate memberships to anyone who wants them.
Do you guys know we just passed thru a BLACK HOLE in space?
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