F7 aarrghh : how get gnome back?
Bob Goodwin USA
bobgoodwin at wildblue.net
Sun Jul 13 14:00:31 UTC 2008
> On Sat, 12 Jul 2008 16:01:53 -0400, Bob Goodwin USA wrote:
>> Beartooth wrote:
>>> I have an oldish (four or five year) machine, which I thought had
>>> major mechanical failure -- it would boot from any live CD, but not
>>> from the hard drive. Then a young friend who speaks hardware came and
>>> ran tests on it. He concluded that it just wasn't up to F9.
>>> So I DBANned it, and installed F7 from a live CD I still had.
>>> I've been tweaking the install with pirut -- and frequent reboots
>>> to be sure I hadn't broken anything. On the last one, logging in as
>>> user, I decided to make sure it not only brought up Gnome, but had
>>> Gnome as the default session.
>>> I got a little hasty and careless, hitting enter to soon -- and
>>> *very* inadvertently made the default session KDE, which I happen to be
>>> intensely allergic to.
>>> I can't remember the exact name of the app that lets you change
>>> -- and KDE is acting as if Gnome either didn't exist, or were taboo.
>>> What do I do to get Gnome back onto the login session menu??
>> switchdesk? Get it from yum.
> Bless you, SIR! I made sure all machines have it. One had it
> already; but I can't find a launcher for it. Is there one?
> Knowing that I have trouble recalling the name, and therefore
> will also with the command, I meant to put a launcher on the panel of
> each machine. I guess I'll have to make one -- for the first time ... --
> unless I'm missing something.
From a command line simply type <switchdesk gnome> kde, xfce, or
whatever you want and then <startx> should get you where you want to be.
I'm struggling with an affectioned cat between me and the keyboard!
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