Installing multiple window manager

Parko gpar3554 at
Fri Mar 30 21:02:07 UTC 2012

On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:26:36 -0400, Pierre Girard 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 :
> 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?
> Thanks.

I'd be marking kde-plasma-desktop, kde-full and kubuntu-desktop for 
complete removal before installing kubuntu-desktop only. I'd also be 
looking at renaming your existing ~.kde to ~.kde.old. Log out for this to 
take effect. And also make sure you have the Kubuntu PPA set up correctly.

I've quite happily run KDE for over a decade and use Windowmaker as an 
alternative when I don't feel like mucking around with eye candy.

Defenestrate Windows!

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