Proper way install GNOME into KUbuntu 10.4 system - avoiding configuration conflicts? ; jor

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Jun 22 23:16:34 UTC 2010

On 06/22/2010 03:26 PM, giovanni_re wrote:
> What is the proper way to install & set up the Ubuntu 10.4 GNOME
> system (display & applications) into a KUbuntu 10.4 system?
> Particular concern being that the two systems don't conflict, &
> compete in overwriting system settings, like, for example, the X
> window configurations.
> ==  Motivation:  Debug KDE or XOrg interface problem by use GNOME to
> eliminate variable Basically, I have this KUbuntu 10.4 desktop
> system.  I'd like to be able to log out of a running KDE session,
> then log into a GNOME session. (Then, while in the GNOME session I'll
> investigate to see if my bug from my KDE session occurs also in the
> GNOME session.)  But, I want to be sure that when I do these things: 
> 1) Install the GNOME desktop to the KUbuntu 10.4 system, & 2) Log
> into a GNOME desktop session, that: important system settings used by
> KDE aren't overwritten by the GNOME system.
> Particularly, I'm thinking XOrg settings are likely candidates for
> conflict.  But, perhaps there are others that could cause problems
> too.

Best way IMO (but not the simplest) is to install gnome to a separate
partition and boot into the gnome partition to test.

Reason for this is that you are assured that none of the kde/gnome
packages (and system configs) are interacting with one another & causing
the problem - particularly with xorg/graphics/video issues. I'd also
recommend doing a full install; while it may add much baggage, it's
really the only way (that I know of) to ensure everything is there in
order to do the comparison.

Some might suggest installing in a VM, but that won't use the same
grapics drivers etc., and will instead use the virtual manager guest
addition drivers.

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