Advice for Red Hat/Fedora

max maximilianbianco at
Fri Feb 22 22:47:14 UTC 2008

Tim wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-02-22 at 15:01 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
>> I do wish I had the choice to have a gnome free (as in `rpm -qa | grep
>> gnome` returns no results). 
> I wish the opposite, KDE free...  But leaving that war aside for the
> moment, it is annoying anytime that you come across an application that
> depends on you having a particular GUI system.  Even more so when you
> don't have it installed.  It'd be far less annoying if it could just
> draw windows, use sound, etc., etc., from whatever system you're using.
> In the past I'd had a bit of a play with some of the more lightweight
> window managers, only to discover how pointless that was the moment you
> fired up some application that made use of Gnome or KDE.  You had a big
> wait while all that baggage was loaded.  And it makes your system
> sluggish, negating the benefit of using a lighter weight system.  Not to
> mention if you fired up an application that decided it needed to take
> over your desktop.
How much and what kind of impact does running a KDE app in Gnome 
actually have?
My sound failed recently, for some reason or another, I use amarok on a 
GNOME desktop and I am wondering if that didn't snip a package here or 
there on an update and that is what is causing my problem.


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