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Re: changing from gdm to kdm. How?





Jack Byers     byersj hotmail com


SWITCHDESK(1) SWITCHDESK(1)

NAME
switchdesk - graphical and text mode interface for choosing desktop
     environment

SYNOPSIS
     switchdesk [desktop name]

DESCRIPTION
switchdesk provides a simple method of choosing between the various desktop environments available under Red Hat Linux, including GNOME, KDE, and FVWM2. If X Windows is running, switchdesk will bring up a dialog box which allows the user to choose between the available desk- tops installed on the system. This dialog follows the appearance of the user�� current desktop as closely as possible. If a desktop name (KDE, GNOME, XFce4, FVWM, WINDOWMAKER) is supplied as an argument, or X
     is not running, switchdesk can be used from the command line.

RETURN CODES
     switchdesk returns 0 on success, 1 on error.

FILES
:
~/.Xclients, ~/.Xclients-default
                         Stores the currently selected desktop.


I have nothing in  etc/sysconfig/desktop

last august i ran
as user byers    switchdesk KDE
gave me funny msg re dbus missing?, but it did finish and said kde now running
logged out and back in and came up in what looks like kde start

-rwxr-xr-x  1 byers byers   189 Aug 22 20:47 .Xclients
-rwxr-xr-x  1 byers byers   189 Aug 22 20:47 .Xclients-default

[byers bootp ~]$ less .Xclients-default
#! /bin/bash
# Created by Red Hat Desktop Switcher

WM="startkde"
WMPATH="/usr/bin /opt/bin /usr/local/bin /usr/X11R6/bin"

for p in $WMPATH ; do
      [ -x $p/$WM ] && exec $p/$WM
done

exit 1
...Xclients-default (END)
[byers bootp ~]$

i have been using kde since then

Jack

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