[lug] Switch from Gnome to KDE?
stimits at idcomm.com
Wed Aug 1 15:19:15 MDT 2001
Ferdinand Schmid wrote:
> 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.)
You can easily choose between KDE and Gnome at the graphics mode login
(meaning started with gdm or kdm), but my comments were directed to the
fact that the X11 was completely dead, going through the flashing of
attempting to start, failing, and trying again, till it decides it has
to give up for a few seconds. X11 has to run before you can use KDE or
D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com
> "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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