Installing multiple window manager

Liam Proven lproven at
Fri Mar 30 20:50:55 UTC 2012

On 30 March 2012 19:26, Pierre Girard <pierre.girard at> wrote:
> Hello,
>    I'm installing an ubuntu machine with the default window manager (unity)
> but I want to also provide kde to users as well as gnome.
> For gnome, I install gnome-shell and it works. For kde, I tried installing:
> kde-plasma-desktop
> I also tried :
> kde-full
> In both cases, after everything is installed, I reboot and then try to
> login. When I do, I get the kde splash screen, however I never get the
> desktop. All I get is a black background and the mouse cursor.
> I tried installing:
> kubuntu-desktop
> and this seemed to be worst. After the installation, I rebooted but when it
> restarted I got the kubuntu logo and colors (blue) instead of the normal
> ubuntu one (brown) and it never got to the login screen.
> Any suggestions on how to get multiple window managers working on the same
> machine?

I too have installed multiple window managers - GNOME + KDE, Unity +
KDE, Unity + GNOME 3 + KDE + Xfce, and so on - many times over the
years with no problems at all.

It *should* work find and, well, Just Work™.

I think you might have some other, deeper problems, I am afraid.

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