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asked 2013-07-03 06:52:51 -0500

Natherul gravatar image

Hey all!

Is there any way to switch from gnome to KDE once everything is installed? I mean I guess there must be a way to remove and add the different software but how commands and how do I change what the system actually loads and use?

thanks in advance.

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sina gravatar imagesina ( 2013-07-03 08:15:02 -0500 )edit

It tells me yum install @kde to install KDE. And I hope that is with all the KDE applications as well? also it does not tell me how to remove gnome (Im not going to use it anymore so its a waste of space) or how to switch from KDE to gnome, or is that an automatic process?

Natherul gravatar imageNatherul ( 2013-07-03 08:32:51 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-07-03 08:46:36 -0500

shaiton gravatar image

It's as easy as

yum install @kde-desktop

See the doc to see how to enable the KDE Desktop Manager (login screen).

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worked fine, however I am unable to remove GNOME.... typing yum grouplists lets me find GNOME Desktop.... But doing "yum groupremove "Gnome Desktop"" wont remove it.... Also I seem to be unable to move from the gnome loginscreen, using switchdesk or editing desktop file manually does nothing

Natherul gravatar imageNatherul ( 2013-07-03 10:51:42 -0500 )edit

I can see Xorg on the GNOME group.. which is wrong. system-switch-displaymanager kdm worked for me I think. Is it what you tried?

shaiton gravatar imageshaiton ( 2013-07-03 17:11:22 -0500 )edit

I used switchdesk, however that system-switch-displaymanager works fine.... ;P now I just have to figure out how to get rid of all the gnome stuff from my comp :P

Natherul gravatar imageNatherul ( 2013-07-03 18:22:04 -0500 )edit

I install @kde-desktop & system-switch-displaymanager kdm, and tired it but I haven't been able to start KDE session. when I did service kdm start or kdeinit5 no display or some other mistake appeard

roberto68 gravatar imageroberto68 ( 2015-11-12 14:18:40 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-07-03 08:39:45 -0500

Well, you can install KDE by means of your software manager or using yum install in your command line. The problem doing that is that the GNOME & KDE programs end up mixing together, so you'll need to uninstall the whole GNOME packages.


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