[lug] Switch from Gnome to KDE?

Ferdinand Schmid fschmid at archenergy.com
Wed Aug 1 09:50:11 MDT 2001

Isn't there switchdesk on RedHat?  It can do this trick for you if you
have both, KDE and Gnome installed.  (Just type switchdesk in a shell.)


"D. Stimits" wrote:
> Chad Wasinger wrote:
> >
> > Is this hard to do? I started the install before I saw a screen shot of KDE
> > it looks cool. I didn't want to start the install over.
> >
> > ***Side Note:****
> > I got past my install problems, all i needed was the drivers disk image for
> > the SCSI problem.
> >
> > The video issue on the other PC is still unresolved , I ran in single user
> > to stop the flashing. Tried to install an updated Xfree86 which is suppose
> > to hold the drivers for my video card.
> >
> > Thanks for the help and advise!
> >
> > Chad
> >
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> You will always need to edit XF86Config, and if you have a 4.0.x
> version, likely it is instead XF86Config-4. For redhat, in /etc/X11/,
> probably there for a few other distros as well. There are scripts to aid
> editing as well, and those are good to start with, but if it still
> fails, it is often a good idea to go in and manually examine that file.
> You'll also get a log somewhere like /var/log/XFree86.0.log with some
> sort of error message you can do a web search for (and sometimes
> messages will also show up in /var/log/messages). Your friend here is
> "tail -f /var/log/whatever", to continuously monitor those logs. A good
> intermediate step is to run startx as root instead of going to gdm or
> xdm or init 5. Once it works as root, then see if you can do startx as a
> regular user. Once that is possible, you can safely edit /etc/inittab to
> boot by default to graphics mode (runlevel 5 for RH, i.e., init 5).
> D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com
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Ferdinand Schmid
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